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  • Christine Martin
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    I love the cushions with the embroidered letters, did you do these yourself Schuhby? If so what machine do your use?

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  • Schuhby
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    I haven't tried to be honest, Caroline but I'd imagine it would be tricky.

  • Carolineblue4
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    Schuhby these cushions are beautiful, and I don't think the apparent 'dip' detracts from this. Perfectly matching up stripes on seams surely needs to have a straight seam?
    Caroline

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  • Schuhby
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    These cushions have a straight edge and a 1" seam allowance, as you can see the straight edge cut gives a dip in across the top rather than an arch.

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  • Schuhby
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    Hi TraceyA

    I have this template and never used it - I think its more suited to cushions with more structure in the seams such as piped or frilled. I prefer a straight edge for un-piped with a 1" seam allowance as this adds structure.

  • TraceyA
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    Yes, I mean the corner shaping to remove “dog ears”. I bought that template from M& D, and have just tried it out. The dog ears have certainly gone, but I’m not sure I like the shaping. Photo attached:

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  • Louise
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    Do you mean shaping the corners to remove what some poeple call 'dog ears'??? Personally I don't bother, but I know Merrick & Day sell templates to do this.

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    I always make sure I use good quality cushion inners and buy a size up from the finished cover to get a plump finish though.

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  • Carolineblue4
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    Tracey do you mean 'rounding' the corners? I think it's a matter of ease of turning the corners easily after sewing. eg. if you having to enclose piping or other bulky trimming within the seam a less sharp right- angle corner may be easier to pull through to the right side. I notice when the corners of cushion covers are a bit 'empty' when their pads don't fill them, but it doesn't seem to matter to most people.
    Caroline

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  • TraceyA
    started a topic Cushions - tapered corners or not?

    Cushions - tapered corners or not?

    I was just wondering what your opinions are on tapering corners on cushions please? Pros, cons and personal opinions would be very welcome, thank you!
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