Mobile Menu IconMenu
Advanced Embroidery Designs -- Online Center for Machine Embroidery Designs
Enter code AugustFree22 to get Grocery Bag Label Set FREE with Any Order! Shop Now!

Quilted Cushion with Poppy Embroidery

For this project, we used the photo-stitch design Poppy for the large and mega hoops. As you can see, the composition is quite minimalist, yet I think it works well with this particular design. The finished cushion has a very simple, clean look with something of an Oriental flavor.

The finished size is about 16" x 16".

Quilted Cushion with Poppy Embroidery image 1

You will need

  • about 1/2 yard (or 2 fat quarters) of light-colored marble or batik fabric,
  • medium-weight cut-away stablizer,
  • low-loft batting or polyester craft felt,
  • either stuffing or a pillow shape about 14"-15" square,
  • bias tape or binding.


Cut the fabric for the pillow in half, stabilize one half with medium-weight cut-away stabilizer. Upload the Poppy files into the machine. Embroider the design three times.

If you have embroidery software on your computer and a printer, you can use print-outs to decide the position of the embroidery before you stitch.

Quilted Cushion with Poppy Embroidery image 2

Quilted Cushion with Poppy Embroidery image 3

Trim the stitch-out to 18" x 18".
Out of the remaining fabric cut a square measuring 18" x 18".


Spread both squares over the pieces of polyester craft felt or low-loft batting. Pin both layers together.

Quilted Cushion with Poppy Embroidery image 4

Quilt both the front and the back panels in a free motion style. Remove the pins while quilting.

When finished, press the panels with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.
Trim both panels to 16 1/2" x 16 1/2" squares.

Quilted Cushion with Poppy Embroidery image 5


Place the back panel face down, and cover with the front panel face up. Align all edges. Pin them together. Sew them together along the edges with seam allowance 1/4". Leave an opening about 10"-12" long.

Through the opening, insert a pillow form. Sew the opening closed.
Finish the raw edges with binding.

Quilted Cushion with Poppy Embroidery image 6

Your pillow is done. Enjoy!

Back to Poppy

Back to the Project Page

Mailing List
Enter your e-mail for news, discounts and exclusive special offers.

Find us on Twitter

Special Offers

Bonus design on all orders over $50
Rose Border and Corner Redwork Set

Shop Now!

Best Project Contest
The results are in!
Featured Project
Check out our latest project Birds and Blooms Quilted Tablerunner
Never heard of photo stitch? - Check out our What is Photo Stitch? page
Most Popular Designs
|| Home || Shop || Free Designs || New Designs ||
|| Projects || Tutorials || Links || About Us || Contact Us ||
|| Store Policy || Licensing || Accessibility ||

Social Media:

Copyright © Advanced Embroidery Designs. All Rights Reserved.