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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!

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This Columbus Day I worked on the outdoor cushions that I began this spring.

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I pinned the custom made piping to the top circular piece and sewed in place using a zipper foot.

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Once sewed, I trimmed the excess fabric and repeated in the other top piece.

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These cushions still scare me.

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Next up is sewing the bottom pieces, with the tie-downs that I made today.

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But I am not sure the best way to do so.

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!

I’ve had this fabric and these notions since May.

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I’ve been scared to turn them into cushions, so all I’ve done is cut the cushions into circles.

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Until this weekend…

I have three projects in the works.

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This fabric reminds me of Alice in Wonderland and will be fun as a nursing cover for a good friend.

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These fabrics may look familiar, as I will be making another Sorbetto top. This time polka dotted trimmed with floral bias tape (made with my new, fun bias tape maker).

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This fun mirror imaged fabric will be turned into two round cushions, for a quaint outdoor table.

Fun!

The window seat is now complete!

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And one to go!

The first cushion is coming along nicely!