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20 May 2014

Churn Dash Cushion

Another day, another cushion.



I used 4 left over 9" quilt blocks. I sewed them into the 2 x 2 configuration then fused some pellon to the back.

This was an evening hand-quilting project. I used a beautiful Aurifil variegated Mako 12 cotton (4654) to quilt along both sides of each seam and diagonally across the centers of the blocks.




The best part us that I sewed on my first ever zipper. First. EVER! I am super excited by the finish. It's about a million times better than the last time I tried ;and failed) to add a zip to a project.




Zippers - do you use them in your projects, or have you steered away from them (like me)?

7 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous and well done on the zipper! I'm yet to try.

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  2. it's lovely! You know, I've never been afraid of zippers. I put one in within a few weeks of learning to use a machine so have never understood the fear!

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  3. You did a great job. Would enjoy setting that on my sofa! :)

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  4. love your cushion..... I have done zippers but never really pleased with the result.... I avoid them when I can..... hmmmmm
    Hugz

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  5. Gorgeous cushion. I 'm scared of zippers too.

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  6. Lovely cushion, and yes, I always put zippers into cushions. I learned to put them in when a teenager making my own dresses ... they invariably had a zipper to make a waist shape.

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  7. The zip looks wonderful Anorina - well done on being so brave!
    I had to learn zips in Home Ec at school back in the 80s... had a Dragon of a teacher who accepted nothing less than perfection, so after a few disasters, I got it right & have never looked back.
    Now you will have confidence to do another one in the future!

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