Shabby Chic Cushions

It seems like I have been blogging more about my garden and bag experiments lately than quilting and patchwork sewing. So I thought it was be nice to give you a proper preview of a set of custom cushions I made recently for a customer of my shop.

My customer requested a set of four of my chair pads in shabby chic looking fabrics to use in her photo shoot, which was just published here! I was thrilled to receive the request because I love the shabby chic look. Remember when Rachel Ashwell used to have a TV show? I think she coined the term “shabby chic,” which I really loved. I miss that show.

Anyway, I used fabrics from my Ava Rose stash, leftover from this quilt. I found this great vintage-y looking denim, which felt perfect for the backing. I used two layers of higher-loft batting to make them more cushy, which I am definitely going to do for future cushions.

These cushions are featured today on a tablescape post with a cottage garden theme. I love how clever Nancy was to use them as placemats for her tablescape instead of pads for the chairs. There are so many pretty, girly details in her tablescape, so I would love for you to be able to check out the rest here.

11 thoughts on “Shabby Chic Cushions

  1. The cushions are wonderful! I love the shabby chic look, and I also read Rachel Ashwell’s books! She also has a blog!

    Congrats on the special order!

  2. Love the cushions~double batting really looks nice. And how very cool you’re work is being exhibited! Congratulations! Have a good day!


  3. These are really cute! I love the shabby chic look, and I really love how you quilted them! How fun that you get to see pictures of them in action!

  4. Those are gorgeous!!! I love the fabrics, especially paired with the denim. How neat that they can be used double duty…as chair pads or placemats. LOVE that! I’m also a fan of the shabby chic look. It’s so soft and welcoming.

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