Saturday, June 21, 2014

Free Motion Scrap Cushions

I couldn't stand the thought of just throwing out my free motion quilting practice sandwiches so I decided to make some cushions to go inside 2 baskets we use for cat beds. The cushions that were previously in them were looking a little sad.

I used 2 of my quilt sandwiches for the top and bottom and just cut a 3 inch strip of flannel to piece them both together. I just traced around the bottom of each basket, adding about a half inch for seam allowance. Nothing was precise and I just eye-balled everything.


I used the stuffing from the old cushions and each one took only about 30 minutes to make. Not bad for an impromptu project.


Now, if I could just get Oliver out of the other basket so that I can put the new cushion in!




11 comments:

  1. Great use of your scraps. Good luck with Ollie. The only thing that would entice my cat out would be food... :)

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  2. That's a great way to use it up and not waste! Terrific idea!

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  3. What a great idea! You'd never know they were made from scraps.

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  4. very cute, and you know the old saying, waste not, want not. A perfect use of your practice pieces.

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  5. What a great idea! I never know what to do with my practice pieces!

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  6. Lol, your cats look like they appreciate it! Your FMQ looks good, too.

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  7. so glad you have used some of your practise pieces and for such a good use too, sure the cats will love the softness of them, maybe you could make some mats with the other pieces.

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  8. What a great idea! Love the kitty-in-a-basket picture :)

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  9. Nice! I have never thought about trying to use my practice pieces. This is so smart. And your pieces look great.

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  10. What a fabulous idea for putting all that hard work to good use. Those are some comfy looking cushions! And such a cute picture of Oliver. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Rattle his dry food or get the tin opener out, that will shift him out of that basket in a flash.
    I was thinking of making a practice quilting sampler like Crazy Mom Quilts, but now I have more ideas thanks to you!

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