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How to make a patchwork tartan cushion

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How to make a patchwork tartan cushion

Finally the mystery has been revealed. In ScotlandShop’s latest monthly workshop,  Sarah Quinn-Waddell, of What The Craft, took us step-by-step through through the process of making a patchwork tartan cushion, starting with that very tricky and important decision: what tartan to choose?

How to make a patchwork tartan cushion

A couple of the keen creators had pre-requested their fabric of choice, while the others dug for tartan treasure in the remnant basket. The fabrics were then matched up with colourful threads and everyone worked out their design on paper before tackling tartan.

How to make a patchwork tartan cushion

And then they were off. The shop came alive with the snipping of scissors, the swish of irons and the trundle of sewing machines, with a gentle background hum of voices and the occasional sipping of hot drinks. A few shoppers and browsers came to peek over the crafters’ shoulders and even sneak a photo.

How to make a patchwork tartan cushion

As time passed, the cream of the cushions was replaced, piece by piece, with tartan patches, until finally they had been transformed into works of art. The results were wonderful, with a great array of colours, patterns and shapes. And lots of smiling faces.

How to make a patchwork tartan cushion

Fancy joining us for our next crafting adventure? Sarah Queen of Craft will be showing us how to make a tartan doorstop. The workshop takes place on Wednesday 25th April, 11:00 till 13:00, at our Queensferry Street shop in Edinburgh. You can book a place via Eventbrite or give us a call and we will do it for you.

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