Cross-stitch pattern for cushion Scarlet Blooms(Patchwork cushion)
Work this pretty patchwork cushion in gorgeous thread shades and, with its contem porary style, it will instantly freshen up the lounge or conservatory.
A combination of different patterned fabrics put together to make stitched patchwork designs is fun as it gives you a variety of styles and themes to stitch. In this beautiful cushion design, Lesley has treated each floral, fruit and patterned square as a different element, but kept to the same colour palette of threads so that the designs co-ordinate well.The mosaic-like patchwork sets off the organic floral and fruit forms beautifully, and lend a fresh, neat feel, while a plain border of extra white evenweave frames the stitching, making a welcome contrast.
You will need for this cross-stitch pattern for cution
Threads:Stranded cotton as listed in the key
Needle:Size 26 tapestry needle
Fabric:28-count white evenweave, measuring 38x38cm (15x15in)
Extras:Backing fabric of your choice; cushion pad to fit
Stitch count: 150 high x 150 wide
Design area: 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) -27x27cm
Skeins needed:3×964 (emerald),
This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton on 28-count evenweave over two threads of the fabric
How to make a patchwork cushion
- After you’ve stitched the design in the centre of the fabric, cut two pieces of backing fabric, measuring 38x23cm (15x9in) and make a 1.5cm (1/2in) double hem along one long edge of each piece.Machine stitch and press.
- With right sides together, pin the long raw edge of one panel to the top edge of the stitched piece.Do the same at the bottom, so that the two back pieces overlap.
- Stitch around the edge using a 1.5cm (1/2in) seam. Trim the corners, turn through and press.
- Tack a line of stitching 4.5cm (13/4in) in from the edge of the cushion to create a border. Machine stitch over the top, then remove the tacking stitches to finish.
- Finally, insert a cushion pad to fit. You can choose a slightly larger pad for a fuller cushion, or a smaller one if you prefer a flatter pillow.
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