Sarah from the studio has made these Beautiful Bench Cushions for her pew using some of the festive quilting cottons.
I asked Sarah about the project. “The pew comes from a chapel I attended as a child and is therefore very special to me in my home. I’ve been wanting something to embellish it and make it more inviting as a place to sit. I especially liked the poinsettia quilting cotton fabric when it arrived in the studio so it was a natural choice.”
“I saw a picture of a buttoned cushion in a magazine which gave me the idea of making one for my pew. After discussing the idea with colleagues in the studio, we decided a box cushion would not only hold it’s shape well but it would also give a more elegant finish. The piping (bought from a haberdashers) completes the look of the cushion. This was my first attempt at creating a box shape for a cushion. While the top and side panel fitted together easily, it was harder to fit the bottom. I had to take extra care to ensure the corners and centre poinsettia panel lined up accurately.”
The finished cushion looks great on the bench and I’m really pleased with the finished design. It gives a really Christmassy feel but I’m planning to use it all year round.”