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Folded Star Cushion Tutorial



This folded star cushion has a great texture and visual effect and is achieved just by using folded squares of fabric – a lot of folded squares!

Materials

Floral Meadow fat quarters fabric by The Craft Cotton Company

  • ½ metre of 5 different patterns

Batting

Scissors

Ruler

Pencil

Thread

Needle

Pins

Stuffing

Step 1

To make the squares you will need to cut 12x12 cm squares out of 4 of the different fabric patterns:

  • 20 pink

  • 20 blue with white and pink flower detail

  • 24 white with flower detail

  • 40 blue with flower and leaf detail



Step 2

To make the folded triangles fold a square in half and press, next fold in the top right hand corner of the folded edge to the middle of the bottom edge, and fold the top left corner of the folded edge to the middle of the bottom edge and press. Repeat for all the squares.




Step 3

Take the blue fabric with white flowers and cut a square of fabric 50 x 50 cm, this will form the front. Fold the fabric in half and half again to making a quarter and press, this will leave lines showing the middle point of the fabric.

Step 4

Round 1: Take 4 of the pink fabric triangles and lay them with their centre points 1 cm from the middle point of the fabric. Use a ruler to make sure the 4 triangles are lined up with one another. Pin to secure, then sew into place.


Step 5

Round 2: Take 4 of the blue with white and pink flower detail fabric triangles and place so they are positioned with their central line in the middle of the gaps left between the pink triangles and 2cm from the middle point of the fabric. Use a ruler to check they line up, then pin and sew into place.


Step 6

Round 3: using 8 of the white fabric with flower detail triangles place them in the same locations as the pink and blue with white and pink flower triangles but set them back 2 cm from the points of these. Use a ruler to check they line up and pin and sew to secure.


Step 7

Round 4: use 8 of the blue with flower and leaf detail triangles, again lining them up 2cm back from the points of the previous rounds triangles. Pin and sew to secure.


Step 8

Round 5: using 16 of the pink fabric triangles, placing them 2cm back from the points of the previous rounds triangles, and also placing them in the gaps between the previous rounds triangles, with the central line of the triangle in the gap between. Pin and sew to secure.


Step 9

Round 6: use 16 blue with white and pink flower fabric triangles, placing them 2cm back from the points of the previous rounds triangles. Pin and sew to secure.


Step 10

Round 7: 16 white with flower fabric triangles, placing them 2 cm back from the points of the previous rows triangles. Pin and sew to secure.


Step 11

Round 8: 32 blue with flower and leaves fabric triangles, placing them 2cm back from the points of the previous rounds triangles, and also placing them in the gaps between the previous rounds triangles, with the central line of the triangle in the gap between. Pin and sew to secure.


Step 12

Cut the excess square fabric away to leave you with a round. Cut a piece of batting the same size and add the quilted detail by sewing down the central line of the triangles.


Step 13

Take the white with flower detail fabric and place the folded square front piece in the middle, draw around this front piece. Next draw a circle around which is 6 cm bigger than the front piece along with a circle which is 3cm smaller than the front piece and cut out to give you a circular band.



Step 14

Lay the circular band right side up on top of the front piece, then fold the outside edge of this circular band inward and positioning the band so its inside edge is against the outside edge of the front piece, pin and sew to secure.


Step 15

Press flat and sew a line around 1cm from the edge of the front piece.


Step 16

Take the blue fabric with white flower detail and place the front piece on top and cut a piece the same size to make a back. Place the front and back right sides together and sew around the edge leaving a 10 cm gap for turning. Turn out the right way, stuff the pillow and slip stitch to close the gap.


Your pillow is now complete!





Made by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch Sew for the Craft Cotton Company 2018

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