Quilt Block Cushions Tutorial

A Quilt Block Cushions Tutorial

Although I have never made a patchwork quilt, I love quilt blocks.

Having the attention span of a goldfish, I usually avoid huge projects this because I know there’s a good chance I won’t ever finish them!

But quilt blocks don’t just have to be for quilts. They can be used on bags, purses and cushions too.

The blocks can be as big or as small as you like. You can use 1 tiny block on a little purse, and several small blocks or one larger block on a cushion or a bag.

For the Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network I made 3 quilt block cushions using my 3 favourite quilt blocks, the pinwheel, the 8 pointed star and the comet star. You can find the full tutorial here.quilt block cushions tutorial

To make the cushions, I used Klona cottons in Lime, Turquoise and Orange. I already had bunting in these colours and they are very similar to some of the colours in my curtains (you can read about those here!).quilt block cushions tutorialquilt block cushions quilt block cushions

Although the Klona cottons can be expensive and polycotton would definitely be cheaper, I think you get what you pay for here. The Klona cottons are good quality and will wear and wash well. Polycotton wears less well and would probably go bobbly after a few washes. With 4 mucky little boys, a cat and a tendency to miss my mouth whilst eating ice cream on the sofa, I need cushions that I can chuck in the washing machine without worrying about them!

For each cushion, I made 1 block and added a turquoise border. The cushions have envelope backs in orange and lime.quilt block cushions quilt block cushions

In the tutorial, there are full instructions for making the blocks, including how to make the templates. If you don’t want to make the templates yourself, you can download some free templates here.quilt block cushions tutorial

quilt block cushions tutorial

About AnnaWilson

I'm Anna and I live in Norfolk with my four beautiful boys, my husband and a three legged cat. I don't have an actual craft room due to the fact that we are six messy people living in a not very big house. I do however have a pile of unfinished projects. Thankfully there is plenty of room in cyberspace, so make a cup of tea, pull up a chair and make yourself at home! And please leave me comments! And maybe like me on Facebook :)

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