Patchwork Cushion

Posted by HUSQVARNA VIKING®
Make a new cushion case for your cushion and transform your kitchen seating into a cozy corner.
What You Need:
  • HUSQVARNA VIKING® JADE™ 20 sewing machine
  • Clear 1/4" Piecing Foot with Guide
  • Fusible Batting
  • Sewing thread in a neutral color to work with the different fabrics the different fabrics
  • Invisible zipper, 9” (20 cm)
  • Mega Piping Foot (optional accessory)
  • Clear Invisible Zipper Foot (optional accessory)
  • Piping,  2 ¼” yards (about 2 meters)
Fabric for the front:
  • Light green fabric, 7” x 9” (18 x 22 cm)
  • Light pink fabric, 7” x 11”  (18 x 28 cm)
  • Turquoise fabric, 9 ½ “x 7”  (24 x 18cm)
  • Pink fabric,  9 ½” x 7” (24 x 18cm)
  • Black and white dotted fabric, 4” x 13 ½” (10 x 36 cm)
  • Orange fabric, 13” x 6 ½ “(32 x 14 cm )
Fabric for the back piece:
  • Light pink fabric, 15 ¾”x 19 ½” (39 x 52cm)
  • Light pink fabric, 5 ¾” x 19 ½” (14.5 x 52cm)
Cut and Sew the Color Blocks
1. Cut out all pieces for the front and back piece of the cushion. Thread your machine.
2. Refer to the Sewing Guide in the lid of your JADE™ 20 sewing machine. Set your machine for straight stitch in woven medium fabric and snap on the Utility Foot A. Place fabric pieces 1+2, right sides together and sew one long edge using a ¼” (6mm) seam allowance (follow the marking on the bobbin cover).
3. Place fabric piece 3, right sides together with the 1+2 piece and sew using a ¼” (6mm) seam allowance. You should now have a piece consisting of 3 pieces sewn together. Press the seams open.
4. Place fabric piece 4, right sides together with the 1+2+3 piece and sew using a ¼” (6mm) seam allowance. You should now have a piece consisting of 4 pieces sewn together. Press the seams open.
5. Place fabric pieces 5+6, right sides together and sew using a ¼” (6mm) seam allowance. Press the seams open.
6. Take the 1+2+3+4 piece and pin it together with the 5+6 piece and sew it together.
7. Add fusible batting to the backside of the cushion front. Snap on the Clear 1/4" Piecing Foot with Guide.
8. Topstitch each block using the needle up/down function at the corners. Sew with matching or contrasting sewing thread and align the presser foot guide with the edge of the fabric.

Back piece - Attaching the invisible zipper
1. Open the zipper. Place the right edge of the zipper tape on one of the back fabric pieces, right sides together. Snap on the Clear Invisible Zipper Foot.
2. Sew the first part of the zipper by placing the presser foot with the left groove over the zipper coils. Backstitch and sew along the zipper.
3. Sew the second part of the zipper to the other back piece by placing the left edge of the zipper tape, right sides together with the left side of the fabric.
4. Place the presser foot with the right groove over the zipper coils. Backstitch and sew along the zipper.
Close the zipper and the back piece of the cushion is done.



Piping
Use piping to give your cushion a professional tailor made finish. Use purchased piping or make your own, giving it the perfect match to your cushion fabric. (See the Accessory User’s Guide at www.husqvarnaviking.com to find instructions on how to make your own piping).

1. Take one of the cushion pieces and lay it in front of you, right side up. Pin the piping along the fabric edge. Overlap the piping to finish off at the end. Stitch in place using a straight stitch. Clip the seam allowance of the cord in the corners, to get smooth corners.












2. Open the zipper (approx. 4”/10cm) and place the back piece right side down on top of the front piece.
Put fabric and piping layers under the presser foot with the cord to the left of the foot. Set the straight stitch in the left needle position. Sew the cushion together, still using the Mega Piping Foot.
3. Turn right sides out and press.











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