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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Survived Thanksgiving Week

I have missed being here, but when you work in a grocery store, Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest of the year.  I hope everyone had a great holiday.  Now that last week is done, I hope for more time to sew and show you what I'm working on.

Since a lot of it is Christmas related, it will be challenging to find things I can show, but there will be some.  I have one today that I can show, because even though it is a gift, my 5 year old grandson doesn't read my blog, so it's okay.

Have you seen the blog Sew Can She?  It is awesome!  It is filled with tutorials for things, not just quilts, but bags, clothes and lots more.  I found it, or maybe it found me, I don't remember, but it was this summer.  This is the first thing I have made from the tutorials on the site.

 It is a cushion for sitting and watching TV or sitting and reading or just flopping on.  The tutorial has it made from home dec weight fabric, but since I had none of that and I really wanted to use this cute stuff, I used a layer of muslin underneath for added strength.
 I love this print and thought it would be just perfect for a 5 year old boy.  What do you think?
 I used smaller pieces for the sides.  These are all left from a quilt I am making for another grandson.  The tutorial has you purchase ready made piping trim.  I made my own and it was really simple.  I had some soft, thin-ish clothesline rope...at least that was what it was sold as...and I cut strips of the blue starfish print from the Going Coastal line.  You can buy cording to make piping at Joann's.  I think it was the perfect addition.  I was able to make this without buying anything but the filling, which I got with a 50% off coupon at Joann's.
It even has a handle for carrying.  If you want to make one of these, it's pretty easy.  I recommend you don't skip the piping as it really makes it look finished and really, it's very easy to use, whether you make it or buy it.

I am working on another one for my other grandson, using Castle Peeps I still had in my stash and a small piece of Kona in an orange color for the piping.  I will be back soon with pictures of that one.

Have a great Sunday.

3 comments:

  1. That is darling - and what a perfect print for the top! Love it! Congratulations for surviving the busiest week of the year!

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  2. Great cushion Charlotte, and all without spending money, that is a result!

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  3. This is totally awesome! I love it and I bet my grandkids would too! blessings, marlene

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