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Star Cushions

These star-shaped cushions are an extremely easy and quick project. We made them in two sizes: a larger one that can be used by a child or placed on a couch, and smaller ones that can be hung on a Christmas tree or around the home. Both are made exactly the same way except for a difference in proportions.

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The embroidery design used on the larger cushion is Santa's Pet .

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The small cushions are embellished with the designs from the Christmas Miniatures Set I and Christmas Miniatures Set II.

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You will need either wool or polyester felt of different colors, pieces of trim or ribbons, stuffing, embroidery threads, and light-weight cut-away stabilizer.

Note: you can use any fabric for the project. However felt is very easy to work with and we recommend it.

Cutting:

For a large cushion cut 10 squares measuring 8" x 8".
For each small cushion cut 10 squares measuring 3" x 3".

Embroidery:

Hoop light-colored felt stabilized with light-weight cut-away stabilizer. Embroider the designs you like.

Assembly:

Take 5 squares.

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Place 2 pairs together, align the sides. Sew one side with seam allowance 1/4".

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Unfold.

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Position the remaining square over one of the paired squares. Align the edges and pin.
Stitch 1/4" from the pinned edge.

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Unfold.

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Take the piece by the first and third squares and unfold them in a straight line, as in the picture below.

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Cover with the second unfolded pair. Align the long edge. Pin. Straight-stitch 1/4" from the edge.

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Unfold. You will get one half of the cushion. In the same way, sew the second panel.

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Take your embroidery and position it over the center of one of the panels. Baste-stitch it to the panel making sure that there are no large pleats on the panel.

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Machine-stitch the embroidery in place following the outline of the design. We used the free-motion foot on our machine for this purpose.

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With a pair of fancy-edged scissors, cut away the excess felt close to the embroidery.
Cut a piece of trim, fold it in a loop, and pin the ends of the loop to the upper ray of the star.

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Cover with the second panel. Align and pin all edges. Machine stitch 1/4" from the edge. Leave one side of the last square open.

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Turn the cushion right side out through the opening. Stuff with stuffing. Hand-stitch the opening closed.

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The cushions are ready. Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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