Nutcracker and Mouse King Cushions : FPP PAPER pattern
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This listing is for a PAPER version of this FPP project
Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and is a fabulous opportunity to flex your sewing skills. There’s nothing nicer than a few home made decorations that become firm family favourites. The Nutcracker and Mouse King cushions are bound to have a special place in your home at Christmas for many years to come!
This PAPER pattern includes full sized templates for creating both the Nutcracker and Mouse King blocks. There are also step-by-step instructions for turning the blocks into cushions, perfect for decorating your home for many Christmas seasons to come.
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The Nutcracker and Mouse King cushions are a Foundation Paper Pieced project. The centrally pieced sections have borders added to them to create the cushion fronts.
Once finished, your Nutcracker and Mouse King cushions will measure approximately 14″ square. The central FPP sections are 10″ finished and of course can be used in other patchwork projects.
The PAPER pattern features:
:: 12 page full colour booklet
:: Fabric requirements (see final picture for details)
:: Colouring diagrams
:: Diagrams for joining the FPP sections
:: Full sized, labelled and coloured FPP pattern pieces*
:: Instructions for making and applying piping
:: Instructions for making an envelope back
*pattern pieces will need to be copied onto thinner paper for Foundation Paper Piecing
When it comes to the paper piecing element of the project, I would recommend this pattern to a confident beginner. There are a couple of small pieces and there are a few seams to match when joining sections, but if you take your time, it is achievable.
This pattern assumes that you already know how to paper piece so there are no FPP technique tips included with the instructions (see below for links to tutorials).
If you are feeling confident or adventurous you can add additional detail to the cushions using free motion or straight line quilting (as I have done in the samples shown here). Instructions have not been included for this optional embellishment.
If you are new to Foundation Paper Piecing I have a number of free tutorials and demonstrations
Drop by the facebook page if you have any further questions
The Spools of Thread mini quilt is a fabulous place to start if you are new to FPP.
There is a 4 week long Sew-Along that holds your hand through the whole process of FPP and making this mini quilt. Start with week 1 of the Spools of Thread Sew-Along here
The Cactus in a Pot FPP pattern makes a Catus that requires absoloutely no watering at all!
The completed block measures 10″ x 14″.
You could make it up on it’s own and use it for a mini wall hanging, or add some sashing strips to the outer edges and use it to turn into a tote bag. You could even use it to make up a cushion as you can see in one of the pictures.