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Hi, my name is Stephie. Welcome to Dawn Chorus Studio, my creative space! I hope you'll feel inspired to make some of the projects I share here.

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Grandma's Hothouse Cushion | Pillow

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Grandma's Hothouse Cushion | Pillow
Grandma's Hothouse Cushion | Pillow Grandma's Hothouse Cushion | Pillow
Grandma's Hothouse Cushion | Pillow Finished pillow
Grandma's Hothouse Cushion | Pillow Hand quilted border
Grandma's Hothouse Cushion | Pillow Hand quilted hexagon flower

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic use of a sewing machine
  • English Paper Piecing (instructions included)
  • Attaching a binding
  • Making a rouleau loop/button tab (instructions included)
  • Hand sewing

Pattern Description:

You've heard of Grandma's Flower Garden quilts, well here's my zesty modern version to excite the senses!

If you've ever longed to try English Paper Piecing but have been daunted by the prospect of hand sewing an entire quilt, this pattern is for you. Test your hand sewing skills on an achievable project that retains the desirable heirloom quality that only hand sewing can give.

I give recommendations for choosing your fabrics to keep the modern look, but you could use any fabrics you prefer. The pattern includes all the templates you need (actual size, so no fiddling about!), diagrams and full instructions. There are also links to my blog for tutorials and photos, and of course I'm happy to answer any questions you might have :)

All this for free! So what have you got to lose, download the pattern and have fun - happy sewing!


Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 18"


  • Black cotton fabric: 65cm wof
  • Floral cotton fabric scraps to cover 27 hexagons
  • Pom Pom Dahlias (black) by Philip Jacobs (or cotton floral fabric of your choice): 25cm wof
  • Black corduroy, velvet or other textured cotton fabric for borders: 6.5cm x 71cm strip

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 large button
  • Tacking thread
  • Quilting thread (optional)
  • Paper for making patterns
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat if you prefer
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Dress making pins
  • Matching sewing threads

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