Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A birthday present

One of my daughters wanted to make a Welsh flag pillow for my LSWH (long suffering Welsh husband) but we decided that initials were easier than a dragon.  Made from Oakshott shot cottons for a luxurious feel.


I backed the shot cottons with a new product Julia at Gone to Earth has just got in.  It's a fusible wadding.  Fusible on both sides, you press the fabric onto it and, once washed, the glue washes away and you are left with my favourite wadding Hobbs Heirloom 80/20.  Much easier for a 10 year old to use than fiddling with basting pins.  I bought a cot sized pack and will be using it for any upcoming pillows but would also imagine it would be wonderful for a cot quilt as, one pressing and it's fused on both sides.

12 comments:

  1. Brilliant - what a great cushion - I love the big bold letters

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  2. Great pillow, great idea re the design! Must look into that batting!

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  3. Great cushion - your daughter has definitely inherited your eye for design! Like the sound of the fusible heirloom, will investigate that the next time I need some!
    P.S. Have you changed your header again since yesterday or is it just that I'm more awake today?!

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  4. Lovely cushion, your daughter should be very proud of herself. That wadding sounds very useful too, must check it out!

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  5. Great cushion! I love fusible batting! I used it to quilt my Half Time Quilt. At 6 foot square it would have been a nightmare to do any other way!

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  6. I have never tried the fusible wadding. double sided sounds even better

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  7. Anything to make the basting process more bearable. Cute cushion!

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  8. Oh! I love the graphic design of this pillow! Now you've got your special pillow for reading and general couch napping. Jeez, Nigel, you're a lucky LSWH!

    Also, new-new header is fab.

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  9. Well done to the cushion maker! Must check that stuff out and see if it's like the stuff I brought home from the fabric shop a couple of months ago, thinking it was single side fusable, and have been wondering since if I was smoking crack that day because I hadn't a clue what to do with it...

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  10. Nice one, my son's intials are OTG, so I guess you will make that one next if you're going in alphabetical order x

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  11. Looks great! I've used fusible batting (wadding) with much success. I love your new look, by the way...

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