Curved EPP Flower Cushion
As you may have noticed, I have become slightly obsessed with the technique of curved English paper-piecing. This wonderful technique features in many of my kits and patterns, including my Cushions, Wall Hanging and Hoop Art kits and of course my Curve Motion Medallion block-of-the-month quilt.
As we all learn in different ways, some of you may be fine with the written instructions included in my kits, while some may prefer video tutorials, so I have made a series of four short films taking you through the whole process of making this gorgeous Curved EPP Flower Cushion. I use glue-basting and the flat back stitch in most of my projects now and totally love it, I hope you do too :)
We'll start with fussy-cutting and glue-basting your pieces, then I'll show you how to hand piece them together using a flat back stitch.
Next I'll show you how to appliqué the flower ring onto the background fabric, and then finally how to quilt it using decorative big-stitch quilting.
A note about templates - you will need to purchase a set of pre-cut paper templates for this project which you can find here. I use a heavy-weight paper for curved EPP as the strength helps achieve a nice smooth curve when basting. Plus, as you're not sewing through the papers, once they are removed, you can reuse them many times.
If you would like to finish off your cushion with a nice neat zippered backing, click here for the full tutorial.
I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial series, if you would like to make your own cushion and would like to start with a kit, click here to see my constantly changing collection of kits in the Sewmotion shop or you can purchase the set of EPP papers here