Although I really pleased with the finished cushion, I've learnt a few more things today:
- In my opinion, no cushion really needs wadding in the backing - it's cosy enough without it and it just means that attaching the binding is hard work.
- A "stretch stitch" - number 3 on my stitch menu - is a really nice stitch if you want the stitches to stand out more than just using the regular straight stitch.
- Programming my machine to do text isn't very difficult, and I should do it more often, but the second font option on my machine has an odd i. But this first attempt was not quite good enough to show off, so I've tucked it on the inside!
- No matter what the pattern says, I want a bigger overlap of the two backing pieces, so that my finished cushion doesn't gape. At the moment it is held together with a safety pin - I need to pick up some press studs next time I'm out.