Monday, July 16, 2012
Cushions for the benches
1/2 yards of bias strips cut 2 inches wide and sewn together on a 45 degree angle. This welting foot is very helpful in making the welting. It has a channel that rides over the cording and the needle stitches up close.
I stitched the cording into the bias. Then trimmed the seam allowance to 1/2.
I pinned the welting to the top to determine the exact length needed, and joined the ends in the same manner as I do for binding. Returning to the sewing machine with the welting foot, I sewed the welting to the top and bottom panels.
When I came to corners, I made four clips just shy of the stitching line. Pinning each little tab keeps the fabric flat and in place.
After the welting was sewn on, I attached the sides to complete the cushion.
The design wall is complete.
All my quilt books are stored in the benches.
The only thing left to do is sew the second cushion, and I will be ready to resume my quilt making.
Til next time,