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Monday, 18 August 2014

What's Your Hobby? - Fall Class In Manhattan


I'm just loving the fabric I've used for this sample cushion for my next class at The City Quilter in Manhattan - it's Trèfle Sewing Room by Kokka Japan.


I did fussy cut it quite a bit,


"What Is Your Hobby?"


A close up on the quilting


And this pic's so close you can see the stitch detail and all three colours of Aurifil 50/2 thread - #2850 Medium Juniper, #2450 Rose and #4140 Wedgewood.


My small label detail


and the hidden zipper with hidden text too "Sewing Machine".


The quilted front


and the fussy cut back.

The cushion is on display in store and here's full details of the two day workshop I'm teaching there.

Hidden Zippered Quilted Pillow - $85
2 Day Workshop, Chelsea, Manhattan:
Sunday, 14 & 28 September 2014 - 12 noon to 4.00 pm

No-one can have too many pillows and these quilted pillow
s with a decorative trim concealing the hidden zipper will give your sofa a new look or make a great gift for a friend.  Over 2 classes learn how to quilt a pillow top, make a pillow cover and insert a hidden zipper.

Open to anyone who knows how to use a rotary cutter and sewing machine and can sew a straight seam.

Email madebyChrissieD@hotmail.com for location and registration details.



Home for a month from uni my daughter, Flicky, has trialled my class pattern for me and gone cushion crazy making these three fab versions of the class cushion ready to move into her new home in St Andrews, Scotland in September - you might want to take a look at the 'castle' she lived in for the last year!

The class pattern is a modified quicker and easier version of the tute here on my blog, and Flicky's gone a step further customising the quilting on each cushion perfectly for her chosen fabrics - scrummy Kokka, Echino, Essex Linen and 3 fabrics from the new brand new Cotton + Steel collection.


Front: Cotton + Steel Hatbox 4000-002 cotton by Alexia Marcelle Abegg and Robert Kaufman  Essex Linen - Navy
Back Upper: Robert Kaufman Essex Linen - Navy
Back Lower: Cotton + Steel Hatbox 4001-052 cotton canvas by Alexia Marcelle Abegg


Front: Cotton/linen fabric, selvedge reads "made in Japan - Project: by Cotton"
Back Upper and Lower: Moda linen mochi dot by MoMo - Boysenberry and Teal


Front: Cotton + Steel Hatbox 4004-032 cotton canvas by Alexia Marcelle Abegg
Back UpperModa linen mochi dot by MoMo - Magenta
Back Lower: echino ni-co - scooter_b


If you're interested in seeing how my students went on in my class I've blogged about it here :D


If you live in the greater New York area or are making a quick visit to the Big Apple, why not join in one of my classes?
You can find details of all Fall classes I'm teaching via the 'My Classes' link in the side bar or by clicking the link button below:


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37 comments:

  1. Nice pillow. One thing though - you mention the thread, but all I can see is how extremely straight and perfect you grid pattern is :-)
    Lotta

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    1. Just using my walking foot Lotta and taking it slow! :D

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  2. What a great pillow. Love the fabric and the fussy cuts just 'make it'.

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  3. Great cushion Chris - and I love the fabric. xx

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  4. Beautiful pillow, The quilting is amazing!

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  5. Oh Chrissie....I love the fabric and the end product!! I like the multi colored thread used for the quilting. What a fun class.

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  6. Gorgeous cushion, perfect for the crafter.

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  7. Oh I wish I could just 'popover' and join in your class. The fabric is wonderful and the cushions Flicky has made are just wonderful. I love the use of different coloured thread for the quilting, really effective.
    Ali xx

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    1. Wouldn't that be fun Ali - wish you could! I kept with what I'd be teaching the class for my store sample but I love how Flicky took the idea and changed it up to suit her prints :D

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  8. Wish I could come! The quilting on that pillow looks PERFECT! How lovely.

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    1. Wish you could have been there too Lauren - I'd love a class full of all my bloggy friends :D

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  9. That fabric is fabulous and I adore the quilting too. I too wish I could pop over for a class.

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  10. Chrissie, your pillow is gorgeous. I must call CQ and order some of that fabric! I love it.

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    1. I'm only just getting around to replying to my Jul/Aug/Sept comments - I've been working like crazy and my feet haven't touched. Of course by now we both know you did phone and buy that fabric, can't wait to see your makes too :D

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  11. Chrissie - that is a great pillow! I Love the bold graphics and the colors! You did a perfect job with it!

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  12. I love that fabric you have used for the cushion. The pattern is great too, the cushion looks beautiful from both sides. The simple quilting lines add an extra dimension with the different coloured thread. Loved it.

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  13. You have certainly outdone yourself this time, Chrissie! I love that cushion and the quilting is superb! You must have changed threads as you went along? Looks fabulous!

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    1. I did Lorna - a labour of love! No it really didn't take very long, just a bit of patience for a successful result :D

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  14. Delightful pillow. Great fabric choices and flawless details. It will be a good class. Congratulations.

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  15. I love this quilted pillow! My hobby is crochet. :) New fan via ASWC Together Link Party!

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    1. I love to crochet too and knit Nicole - they're my crafts of choice when I'm flying - thanks for dropping by from ASWCT :D

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  16. It really turned out great. I'm sure your students will really love the class.

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  17. Fantastic fabric :) great job

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  18. That sewing fabric is so cute! Your daughter's cushions are beautiful too. You're both very talented.

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  19. Curse you Chrissy (just kidding!)--I've just called City Quilter and ordered 2 yards of the sewing room fabric and 2 yards of all the buildings in NY. I told Kim to say "Hi" to you from PugMom.

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    1. Ha - that's so funny, Kim did say 'hi' for you too - the whole bolt sold just from people seeing my sample pillow in the store - how's that for good advertising?!!! :D

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  20. Dress forms and vintage sewing machines, love it!

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  21. Beautiful, love the fabric, thanks for sharing.

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  22. Lovely quilting and fabulous fabric!!! Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do:)

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  23. Cute pillow! I really like the sewing fabrics!

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  24. It's so lovely, great fabric and I love the ways you used it.

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous Chrissie! You do find the most amazing fabrics!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  26. Chrissie - I just love the fabric and the pillow, too.

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  27. What beautiful stitching. It looks so precise.

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  28. I love that pattern!! it is so pretty! great post! we were featured together on Simple Nature Decor...yaya and congrats!
    http://www.liverandomlysimple.com

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