Let me start by saying this…. This floor cushion is the bomb! Seriously…you know I’m all about floor pillows and I’ve made my fair share, but when I saw this tutorial, I knew I had to try it! And since I’m totally into making quilts nowadays (Who am I?), I thought this would be the perfect compliment for the quilt I just made for the littlest punk.
The cushion uses a jelly roll…which is just strips of fabric cut at 2.5”. I didn’t have a jelly roll, so I just used the fabric leftover from the quilt and cut my own strips. The cushion top was pretty easy to construct, but there are ALOT of strips to sew together, so for me that spelled doing it when I could. It certainly wasn’t a sit-down-and-do-it-all-at-once type of project.
For the bottom I used a solid piece of fabric (whew…after all that piecing, it was quite the respite). I also opted to use store-bought piping which made it infinitely easier and I used my method in this tutorial to add it to the cushion
One problem I did end up having was that once all the strips were sewn together, I still had a hole in the middle….not that large, though….that's my finger poking through.
So I just used a medallion off of one of the fabrics and using a tight zig zag stitch, sewed it on applique style and it worked great!
I actually kinda like the effect it gives to the center.
I ended up using bean bag pellets for the filling. Natalie loves this part about it…she feels like a big girl now with her very own bean bag!
This cushion is just a small part of her room makeover that I am knee-deep in. I have a few more projects from her room coming up and then a full reveal sometime at the end of the month. Yay!
For now, I love the cushion cozied up next to her book shelves… a great companion for reading, don’t you think?
Until next time…