I’ve been working this Spring to give my sewing space a little update. It’s not quite ready for a big reveal yet but I thought I’d share the Thread Spool Cushion that I finished recently. I’ve wanted to create a thread spool themed project ever since I saw this project on Pinterest. Between a traveling husband, three busy boy schedules and working on my teaching re-certification, I knew the likelihood of finishing a thread spool quilt wasn’t good. Instead, I used my favorite Cotton and Steel scraps to make an thread spool cushion.
Here’s what you’ll need to create a thread spool cushion of your own.
– fabric scraps
– two 9 1/2 X 20 1/2 inch rectangles of canvas or duck cloth
– 100% polyester fiber fill (affiliate link)
contrasting thread and usual sewing notions
Place top and middle thread spool pieces, right sides together and sew with a 1/4 inch seam. Press the seam allowance up.
Repeat with the bottom piece on the other end of the middle piece. Then repeat for each thread spool.
Once the thread spools are finished, space them evenly on the cushion front and pin in place.
Use a satin or other decorative stitch to applique each thread spool to the cushion front.
Rolling the completed sections will help to alleviate the bulk when turning and pivoting around the corners.
With right sides together, pin the front and back cushion pieces and sew around the outside edge of the cushion, starting in the middle of one of the long sides, back stitching at the beginning and end and leaving a 5 inch space for turning.
Turn the cushion right side out and press, making sure to poke the corners out with a chopstick.
Stuff with Polyfil and slip stitch the opening closed.
And now, you have your very own appliqued thread spool cushion. Use it to provide back support during midnight sewing sessions or place it in your line of sight and look upon your favorite fabric scraps for inspiration.