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Stitch a cushion fit the Queen!
I started this cushion back in September 2010 (before they were trendy and for sale in all the shops) and finished it in May 2012.... just in time for the Queen's Jubilee.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a piece of aida cloth to the size you'd like your finished cushion to be with an extra centimetre around the edges.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure out the Union Jack on the fabric with a pencil and ruler. Make sure you get the widths of the diagonal lines correct... these are tricky.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Attach the aida cloth to a tapestry frame and thread your needle with red yarn.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start by stitching the first row of the middle cross.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Keep stitching rows until you reach the middle of the cross, then tie off your yarn and continue at the other side of.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stitch the middle of the cross in row by row.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now stitch the white edging around the cross.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stitch the red and white diagonal lines... making sure to get the pattern correct.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now stitch in all the blue and see the Union Jack take shape. It's a tedious process but it'll look great when it's finished!

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Lay your finished tapestry face down on to your fabric for the back, with the right side facing up.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pin around the edges and trim the backing fabric to size, leaving a small margin around the edges.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew around the cushion, either by hand or with a sewing machine leaving a small section unstitched.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 13
    Step 13

    Turn the cushion right side out.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 14
    Step 14

    Stuff the cushion until it's nice and full.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 15
    Step 15

    Stitch up the open edge and you're all done.

  • How to make a stitched cushion. Union Jack Tapestry Cushion - Step 16
    Step 16

    Well done... that was a lot of work!

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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
Nice work!!!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Thanks!
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Alicia D.
Alicia D.
OMG! If you made those owl pillows can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make a tutorial cuz those may just be the cutest things I have ever seen!! Haha, love the pillows!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
I did one a while back and you can see it here - http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/owl-cushions
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Vermin Jerky
Vermin Jerky · San Diego, California, US · 22 projects
I'm more impressed by the fact that your book case is organized by cover color in rainbow order than anything else. O_O Wow!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Haha, thanks. It took ages but I love the way it looks!
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