This is a great way to use up strips and strings of fabric to create both a wonderful cushion and quilt.
This is a great scrap project where anything goes in terms of size and colour – but you might want to pre-think a colour pallette in the same way that Anne has. It does use templates – but these are really easy to make yourself – and the sewing is dead easy too as the strings and strips are sewn onto a foundation base; Anne uses calico but you could use anything that is relatively stable – such as thin vilene if you have it (but not the sticky kind!)
Once you’ve made your blocks Anne talks you through how to finish off the cushion with simple but interesting borders and an overlap back.
At the end of the workshop you get to see a delightful quilt too made from 1930’s style fabric scraps – what can you make?
If you have enjoyed Anne’s workshop you can find more covering cushions and quilts by using the quick search:
Anne has sewn all of her life, prolifically for the last 25 years. She works across a wide range of patchwork and appliqué techniques and designs — from the Navajo blanket quilt that includes simple and advance techniques to simple cushion designs.
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