These boxed floor cushions, with their piping and tufting, are a home décor classic. But many otherwise hearty sewing enthusiasts shy away from attempting anything three-dimensional. That’s not you, right? Of course not! So let’s get ready to go 3D! This is the fifth project in our S4H Maker’s Club, available exclusively at participating Janome Dealers across the US and Canada. With this design, Club members will do some simple but very clever and pretty patchwork, learn how to create and attach piping, and put it all together into an expertly tufted box. Read on to find out more about the project and how you may be able to join a Club in your area.
Remember when people thought the earth was flat? Then, when they kept sailing and didn't fall off the edge, they discovered all sorts of amazing things! It's the same with sewing. If you're only willing to attempt flat projects, you're missing out on all kinds of fun. And... you're highly unlikely to fall off your sewing chair. By using the right presser feet, pinning generously, and clipping seam allowances correctly, going from flat to fabulous is easier than you might think.
Floor cushions make great extra seating for holiday gatherings, family game nights, or just relaxing in front of the TV. Our design finishes at a compact 18” x 18” x 4”, which means it can work on the floor as well as on a larger couch or chair.
The colorful patchwork top is really a simple nine-patch made up of half-square triangles, four patch units, and hourglass units. The sidewalls are just varying sizes of rectangles seamed end to end. Stitch-in-the-ditch quilting holds it altogether and adds just the right soft dimension. The finishing touch is the hand tufting.
Janome Dealers lead all Club classes using Sew4Home’s famously easy-to-sew instructions for all the steps and specialty techniques.
To create our samples, we worked with the Janome Memory Craft 6700 Professional – a powerhouse of a machine that switches from gorgeous decorative stitching to straight line quilting and more with ease and flexibility. All the quilting went super fast thanks to the precision of the Janome AcuFeed™ Flex fabric feeding system. We used the optional OD Ditch Quilting Foot for the AcuFeed™ system – loved that combo!
From bags to baskets to linens and more, S4H Maker’s Club members across the US and Canada are creating clever projects and learning pro techniques. There are seven projects in this first season of the Maker’s Club, many of which include special extras, such as custom embroidery designs, patterns, and templates.
These Club projects are exclusive to Janome dealers, but we introduce each one right here on the website to keep you up-to-date on all the inspiration. Reach out to your local Janome dealer in the US or Canada for more information on how you can sign up.
Our fabric selections are from the Kona Cotton collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. We made two cushions with the same fabrics, slightly changing the position of the five colors to get a unique yet still coordinated look to the pair.
If you’re a regular Sew4Home visitor, you know virtually all our content is free to you as the end user. But that doesn’t mean it’s free to produce. In fact, the costs surrounding the creation of high quality, on-trend project tutorials, patterns, sample construction, photography, and instructions go up and up and up. Our wonderful sponsors help off-set that, but we’re excited to be able to investigate other opportunities as well. It’s all about being able to continue to bring you what you love.
We hope you’ll contact your Janome America dealer or your Janome Canada dealer to become a S4H Maker’s Club member. If your local dealer isn’t on board yet, let him/her know you are interested. The more requests we have about the Club, the more likely we can continue and expand Club project options beyond this first season, as well as add more locations.
Want it? Make it! Join the Sew4Home Maker’s Club today!