Patchwork Chair Cushion

Patchwork Chair Cushion
Patchwork Chair Cushion

Free Quilting Patterns - Patchwork Chair Pad

Materials: Assorted prints for patchwork; Solid color fabric for backing; Heavy canvas; Polyester quilt batting or fleece.

Directions: To start your chair pad, determine the size of the sling. Then cut a piece of heavy canvas to this size, adding five extra inches on each end for fitting over the frame and tacking down.

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Plan your patchwork top so it will be the same length but one inch wider than the canvas. Decide on the size of your squares and make a template for them, adding 1/4-inch seam allowance if you wish. Cut squares of print fabrics and sew them together into rows. Then stitch the rows together to form the cover.

Cut a piece of backing fabric the same size as the finished patchwork. Cut a layer of polyester fleece or quilt batting the same size as the canvas. For more padding, cut several layers.

Place the backing fabric on the floor, wrong side up. Lay the canvas on top of it, and the padding over the canvas. Then add the top, right side up. Baste all layers together. Quilt or tie the layers together. For quilting, machine stitch along the seams between the squares. Use a heavy needle and stitch slowly so as not to break or bend the needle. For tying, use pearl cotton threaded into a needle. Take a small stitch through all layers in the corners of the squares. Knot the threads and cut off the excess.

To finish the edges, fold the top over the canvas, then fold under the edge of the backing. Slip-stitch the side edges closed. Machine stitch along the edges, and attach cover to the frame.