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Colorful Relaxation Hassock
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Put your feet up and relax in style with this colorful hassock made using fabrics from The Kaffe Collective by Rowan. The hassock also makes a great place to sit to read, chat, text, or just watch the world go by.
Fabric from Rowan 2014 Classics Kaffe Collective
- 5⁄8yd (.6m) CSFSESS.APPLE
- 5⁄8 yd (.6m) PWBM044.YELLO
- ½ yd (.6m) PWGP093.MAGEN
- 1 fat quarter (46m x 54m) PWGP131.YELLO
- 1 fat quarter (46m x 54m) PWGP020.PINKX
- 1 fat quarter (46m x 54m) PWGP020.GOLDX
- 1 fat quarter (46m x 54m) PWBM044.PINKX
- 1 fat quarter (46m x 54m) PWGP129 .YELLO
- 1 fat quarter (46m x 54m) PWBM045.HOTXX
- Dual Duty XP® General Purpose Thread to coordinate with fabrics
- 18” x 15” (45.7m x 38.1m) foam insert
- 2 yds ¼” wide (1.83m x .6cm) cotton cording
- 1¾ yds (1.60m) fusible fleece
- Sewing Machine with zipper foot or cording foot attachment
- Rotary cutter/mat/plastic ruler
- Iron, pressing board
- Freezer or tissue paper
- Pencil for making templates
- Sewing needle
Note: All seams are ½” (1.3cm) unless noted
- Lay foam insert on freezer or tissue paper. Trace around top to make a template for top and bottom of hassock. Add ½” (1.3cm) seam allowance to template.
- Cut one round template (Step 1) from CSFSESS.APPLE for bottom of hassock.
- Cut five to six 1½” (3.8cm) wide bias strips to equal 2 yds (1.83m) from CSFSESS.APPLE to cover cording.
- Cut one round template (Step 1) from PWBM044.YELLO for top of hassock.
- Cut one 13½” x 16½” (34.3cm x 42cm) rectangle from PWGP093.MAGEN for hassock patchwork.
- Cut one 9” (23cm) square from PWGP093.MAGEN for hassock patchwork.
- Cut one 9” (23cm) square from PWGP131.YELLO for hassock patchwork.
- Cut one 9” (23cm) square from PWGP020.PINK for hassock patchwork.
- Cut one 9” (23cm) square from PWGP020.GOLD for hassock patchwork.
- Cut one 17” x 8½” (43.2cm x 21.6cm) rectangle from PWBM044.PINK for hassock patchwork.
- Cut one 13½” x 16½” (34.3cm x 42cm) rectangle from PWGP129 .YELLO for hassock patchwork.
- Cut one 17” x 8½” (43.2cm x 21.6cm) rectangle from PWBM045.HOTXX for hassock patchwork.
- Cut one 16½” x 58” (42cm x 147.3cm) rectangle from fusible fleece for patchwork lining.
- Cut two round templates (Step 1) from fusible fleece for lining hassock top and bottom.
- Following layout at end of pattern, arrange rectangles and squares.
- Sew pieces right sides together. Press seams open.
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions and fuse fleece to wrong side of patchwork piece and hassock top and bottom.
- Sew bias strips together. Press seams open.
- Center cording in bias strip and fold over raw edges of fabric to meet, wrong sides together.
- Sew cotton cording in place using a cording foot or zipper foot.
- Line up raw edges of covered cording to raw edge of hassock top (see Step 4 above). Pin securely.
- Use a zipper foot or cording foot to sew covered cording to outer edge of circle (Step 21).
- Fold hassock top in half and mark halfway points.
- Fold hassock top in half opposite way, lining up halfway points, and mark quarter points as shown in ‘Marking The Top’ illustration on next page.
- Sew short ends of patchwork piece, right sides together. Press seam open.
- Divide top edge of patchwork piece by four and mark quarter points as shown in ‘Marking Patchwork Piece’ illustration on next page.
- Pin patchwork piece to hassock top, matching quarter markings.
- Use a zipper foot or cording foot to sew hassock top to patchwork piece. Tip: Sew with hassock top facing up and patchwork piece facing toward feed dogs. This eases in fullness in patchwork piece.
- Insert foam in hassock cover.
- Turn hassock upside down so raw edge of patchwork piece is on top.
- Use a double strand of thread to sew a running stitch in middle of seam allowance on bottom edge of patchwork piece. Tip: Leave a long tail on threads for gathering.
- Gather threads so seam allowance folds over bottom edge of hassock.
- Turn under ½” (1.3cm) seam allowance on hassock bottom. Press.
- Pin hassock bottom (Step 33) in place on bottom of hassock (Step 32), and whip stitch to patchwork piece.
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