If you want to update the look of your home, then it’s time to take another look at patchwork cushions.
Piecing, stitchery and applique are three techniques used to wonderful effect when creating patchwork cushions, and The Country Yard has the perfect patchwork cushion project for you! Cushions are the perfect project for beginners to practise their skills, a great way to update the look of your home and also make wonderful, handmade gifts.
Patchwork cushions are making a comeback!
If you thought patchwork cushions were old fashioned, think again! Look in any interior decorating magazine or store and you will see gorgeous patchwork cushions adorning sofas, daybeds, window seats and beds. It’s all about choosing on-trend colours and patterns combined with elements of quirky, whimsical stitchery and applique.
Expensive looking cushions can be easily created by you to match your home décor, at a fraction of the cost of buying ready-made. Why waste time and money scouring interior decorating shops or searching online for ready-made cushions? The Country Yard has a great range of patchwork cushion kits for a fraction of the cost. We also help you choose the colours and patterns that will help you update the look of your home – what could be easier or more fun.
Looking for a handmade gift? Make a patchwork cushion!
A personalised, handmade gift with a practical use that’s fun and easy to make – it’s the gift that rewards the maker as well as the person who receives it! If you have a friend who loves handcraft, you can give them the kit to make themselves.
Hone those needle-work skills – the three most common techniques used in patchwork cushions
Piecing. The technique of piecing refers to sewing pieces of fabric together to create a pleasing pattern. This is essentially what patchwork is all about, and it takes practice to get it right. What better way to practise than by making a patchwork cushion?
Stitchery. This is one of our favourite techniques for use on patchwork projects. It’s the process of stitching a design or words onto the finished product. Designers all over the world are using stitchery to create adorably whimsical effects, and bringing back an old-world charm. It’s a great way of personalising a cushion too, by adding words or images which appeal to you or the person you’re making it for.
Applique. Pieces of fabric are sewn onto a cushion to create interesting designs. Once you’ve got the hang of the basics, it’s a very easy way to create an eye-catching cushion.
Patchwork cushion projects at The Country Yard
These are a few of our favourite patchwork cushion kits, available in-store or online.
Scrap Happy Crosses Cushion – this helps you develop your piecing and applique skills with the use of a bit of woven wool to create a cheerful cushion which will brighten up any room.
Feathered Star Workshop – this patchwork kit is coming up soon as a class on the 1st of July, which is an even better way to build on your skills. Stars are always a challenge for your piecing skills, so be sure to book your place today!
Reading pillow Monthly Project – This is one of our monthly projects in our Children’s gift box, where you get the excitement of receiving a new piece of your project each month! The finished cushion is plump and comfy and features a pocket to slip a book into and makes a great gift for kids who are keen readers!
Friends cushion – This pretty cushion features a lovely design in stitchery with a simply pieced border – the perfect gift for your best friend!
Stop and Smell the Roses Cushion – this stunning design is a fun way to get creative while mastering your 3D patchwork blocks.
Well, what are you waiting for? Do you need another reason to buy one of our great patchwork cushion kits?
Visit our beautiful Maungatapere store and workshop today, we’re always happy to meet our customers and help with colour selection or check out our online shop.