The design for this cushion front is entirely due to the very talented Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. Check out her amazing quilts! She posted this tutorial here: clicky. I have copied her tree design exactly as it's awesome.
A couple of changes I made:
- I ironed small scraps of double-sided fusible to slightly larger scraps of fabric in a bid to save on both materials and minimize glue accidentally getting on my iron sole-plate.
- The cream fabric behind the tree is a heavier weight fabric from the curtains and upholstery department, rather than a thin quilting cotton. I thought this would hold the tree flatter and get less distorted by the layers of fabric and stitches.
- The cushion back is made from a sandwich of quilting cotton and the same cream fabric as the front. This makes it more robust (see my tutorial here).
- The cushion is large, about 20.5" each side.
- I went for machine satin-stitching (close zig-zags) around the applique to stop the fabric fraying with repeated wear.
This tutorial is part of a series: