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When did I start working on these cushions?

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June, I think it was.

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And I just finished them in time for Savannah’s February birthday.

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I see lots of flaws in them. But they are done, they tie on the bottom and the zipper allows them to be easily removed.

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Now all we need is warm weather!

There are many aspects to these cushions that scare me. The first being the piping.

Instead of buying coordinating piping, I made my own.

Here’s how:

1. I cut four 45″ (the cushion’s circumference) x 2″ strips of fabric and four 45″ lengths of white cording.

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2. When buying the cording, the associate wrapped the ends with tape to prevent fraying. I did the same.

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3. I placed the cording in the middle of the wrong side of the fabric and folded it over like a hot dog. To keep the cording from slipping, I stay stitched one end.

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4. Using a zipper foot and a stitch width of 6 (to move the needle as far to the left as possible), I stitched down the length. I found holding the fabric in place to be quicker and easier than using pins.

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5. After repeating with the remaining three cords and strips of fabric, my cushion piping was complete!

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I did not cut my fabric strips on the bias, which may have been a poor choice.

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Considering the next step is to attach the piping to the circular cushion fabric. Yikes!