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Joyful Tree Mini Cushions

Warning: Lots of pictures.

Based on a pattern called Piece A Tree, Spread Some Joy from My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe  I completed four cute little Christmas tree cushions. It is really hard to tell from the pictures (I really do need to either get a good camera or learn how to take pictures) but the background fabric around the tree is a red and tan checked and the border is black with white mini dots. This was a quick and easy project and as you can tell the cushion covers were made like a mini quilt and the backing, which opens to allow for the pillow insert to be added, is attached as the binding is sewn. If you roll over the pictures the captions pop up.

As always I took a few liberties with the pattern and changed a couple of things: I used three 2 1/2″ strips for the trees instead of four 2″ strips as I had the three strips already sewn together left over from a previous project. I also made the cushions a little bigger: 10″x12″ as opposed to the 5 1/2″x8 1/2″ the pattern stated.

If someone was not lazy like me it would be cute to have different holiday covers to change out as they came along…..Another time, another life.

Now if I can just get Sami to leave them alone and not claim them as hers, they just might survive the holidays.

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I am a retired grandmother living in hot and sunny Florida. I spend most of my days doing what I love: sewing and quilting. I have a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Sami who keeps me busy mostly by cleaning up after her and refilling holes in the yard that she insists on digging and burying her toys. Of course then she digs them up and brings them into the house resulting guessed it...more cleaning. I will be posting pictures of Sami, quilts, flowers, and other things as they come along. Glad to have you join me.

28 thoughts on “Joyful Tree Mini Cushions

  1. Hi Peggy,
    Well aren’t these just the cleverest thing?! Huh, you could change out the covers? Not another life but I’ll give you another time . . . what else do you have on your docket for say February?! Just think how adorable they will be with some cute little hearts covering them! Sami thinks it’s a good idea too . . . just sayin’. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. These turned out very cute. Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern. When you pack up the Christmas deco, save out the inserts for “spring” inspiration. My one daughter, who appreciates my projects, had me make her “cushion covers” 2 years ago, and I did a bunch ( ) to cover her sofa pillows for Christmas. It was really wise, as they are easy to store, and they go back to “normal pillows” on the sofa the rest the year. Her younger sister just commented this past week that she has a linen closet full of various cushions and thinks “covers” would be a great idea. I can’t figure out if she was asking for cushion covers or not…lol…she won’t usually ask. I love yours!!!!

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