In the fourth part of my series of tutorials on making this lovely curved English paper-pieced flower cushion, I’m going to show you how to hand quilt your cushion panel using big stitch quilting. This is by far my favourite method of hand quilting, as not only is it easier than sewing teeny weeny stitches, but it also adds a decorative quality to the overall design. Click below to watch this video tutorial.


Free templates for this project are available in my shop here, where you will also find a couple of kits for these cushions, one in the Red Rose featured in this tutorial, and the other in lovely soft Liberty blues, so if you just can’t find the right fabric to fussy-cut in your own stash, why not treat yourself to a kit?

If you missed the first part of my tutorial covering the fussy-cutting and glue-basting, click here to read that blog post, and you can then move onto the second part here, which covers the hand piecing using a flat whip stitch, followed by the third part which shows you how to appliqué your pieced ring onto the background fabric.

I would love to see your own EPP flower cushions, why not share them on the UKQU’s Facebook page and tag me Louisa Goult so I don’t miss it. Now go and sit in the garden and enjoy some relaxing EPP!