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Sewing Tutorial: Mosaic Patchwork Cushion

Following on from camel bunting, sprocket cushions and camel toys I also used the Moroccan Bazaar fabric by The Craft Cotton Company to make a mosaic effect patchwork cushion. I would have loved to make a quilt in this pattern but it would have taken me much longer than the time I had, especially since I kept sewing the squares on wrong side around and had to spend my time unpicking – imagine how many I would get wrong on a big blanket!

Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

Really pleased with how the mosaic effect turned out, might have to do a few more different patterns!.

Sewing Tutorial: Mosaic Patchwork Cushion

Materials

  • Moroccan Bazaar fabric by The Craft Cotton Company: 
    • 5x5cm squares in 7 different fabric patterns.
    • Two pieces 33x40cm. 
  • Thread.
  • Pins. 
  • Scissors.
  • Ruler.
  • Batting.
    • 33 x 33 cm 

Sewing Tutorial: Mosaic Patchwork Cushion

  1. This cushion comprises of 2 different square patterns to make up the mosaic, pattern 1 and pattern 2.  
  • Pattern 1 (make 2 of these) you will need 16 5×5 squares from all 7 of the different fabrics, layout of these is shown below.  To sew together: split them into groups of 4 and sew each of these smaller groups together before finally sewing together these smaller groups to give one square.  

  • Pattern 2 (make 2 of these) requires 16 5×5 cm squares from 3 of the different fabrics the layout of these is shown below. As with pattern 1 to sew together these squares first split them into smaller groups of 4 then sew these 4 smaller groups together.

  • You will now have 2 pattern 1 pieces and 2 pattern 2 pieces. 

  1. Sew together the two different patterns: you will need to sew 1 pattern 1 and pattern 2 pieces together, placing pattern 1 on the left and pattern 2 on the right. Next sew together the final pattern 1 and pattern 2 pieces with pattern 2 on the left and pattern 1 on the right.  Once you have done this you can sew these two pieces together to give the final square. 

  1. Place the batting behind the patchwork piece and add quilting detail. 

  1. Take the two 33×40 cm fabric pieces and fold in half to create two back pieces. Place the quilted patchwork front right side up and place the two back pieces overlapping in the middle of the cushion on top.  Sew around the edge and turn out the right way. 

Tutorial to make this is also available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog

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