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Have you wondered how to find the answer to a question that has just popped up by after reading a page. Whether a sewing novice or a professional learning something new.

Maybe you don't know the way to make cushions or starting at the very beginning with making a pattern. Some people prefer to buy a pattern to follow but you can easily begin from scratch, by deciding on the size and shape of the one you want to make.

Different designs of cushions will have different sewing steps. These can seem complicated but if you take them one step at a time then it will soon take shape.

When your cushion is made, some thought to keeping it fresh should arise. Do you know about cleaning a cushion or pillow or how often it should be done? This depends on the type of use it is going to get.

There are lots of different techniques to putting in a zip or making covers.

Try an alternative to zips and insert a strip of press studs instead.

Another alternative is to use Velcro fastening.

Quillows are really easy to shake out of their cases and folding it back can be done fairly quickly.

Some types of cushion covers need a little additional touch like making bias strips for a piped edge or a frill.

People will prefer their own way of making cushions, sewing covers, fitting zips and doing finishing touches. There are a lot of different ways to solve problems in sewing and not all ways suit everyone.

A person with advanced skills will have more complex questions to someone who has just started to sew.

I shall try my best to answer questions as I think they arise from my pages.

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