PATTERN: Honey House Cushion Pattern


Bring a touch of spring into your home with this lovely Honey House cushion. Create a gorgeous new addition for your home, or favourite garden chair.

The construction of this cushion combines a mixture of techniques – English Paper Piecing (EPP) and raw edge appliqué. If new to EPP, you will find that it is quite a simple (and addictive!) way to hand sew. Raw edge appliqué is a bit like collaging with fabric and whilst easy to do, it does require some concentration and a slower speed setting on your machine, if possible. You can make the stitching as intricate, or as simple as you like, defining petals and leaves for extra texture and visual drama. We have included stitching detail guides to show how the raw edge appliqué method can be used to great effect. In addition to this, you could use metallic threads to stitch the vein detail onto the bee’s wings for some added shimmer, and use beads, or extra embroidery to further embellish the flower spray. The opportunities to truly make this cushion your own are endless!

Liberty Tana Lawn® would be perfect for Fabrics A-I and Liberty Quilting Cotton perfect for the background. If not Liberty, any other lightweight cotton or quilting cotton fabric will also suit.

Scissors, pins, sewing machine, hand sewing needle and thread, Pilot Frixion Gel Pen (or any
other heat-erasable fabric marker, but always test on scrap fabric first according to manufacturer instructions), thread to match each fabric, standard crafting glue stick (such as a Pritt stick), at least one sheet of 120gsm paper.
Optional: water-soluble fabric glue pen, free-motion quilter’s foot, spray starch

Fabric A (yellow recommended): 4 1⁄2” x 4 1⁄2” (11.4cm x 11.4cm)
Fabric B (yellow recommended): 4 1⁄2” x 4 1⁄2” (11.4cm x 11.4cm)
Fabric C (dark green recommended): 6” x 6” (15.2cm x 15.2cm)
Fabric D (light green recommended): 5” x 5” (12.7cm x 12.7cm)
Fabric E (light pink recommended): 5” x 5” (12.7cm x 12.7cm)
Fabric F (light green recommended): 5” x 5” (12.7cm x 12.7cm)
Fabric G (green recommended): 4” x 4” (10.2cm x 10.2cm)
Fabric H (yellow recommended): 3 1⁄2” x 3 1⁄2” (8.9cm x 8.9cm)
Fabric I (purple recommended): 4” x 4” (10.2cm x 10.2cm)
Background fabric: 20 1⁄2” x 44” (52cm x 112cm)
Iron-on transfer adhesive (such as Bondaweb): approx. 19 1⁄2” x 16 1⁄2” (49.5cm x 42cm)
Cushion pad: 18” (45.7cm) square
Optional wadding: 19 1⁄2” x 19 1⁄2” (49.5cm x 49.5cm), use to add extra body to the cushion front.

Finished size approx: 18″ x 18″  (45.7cm x 45.7cm)


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