Liberty and linen cushions


I am doing my first ever craft fair this Sunday. I’ve been so busy making cushions (pillows?–what is the difference?!) that I’ve almost forgotten about my quilts. But I have become a proficient cushion maker. These cushions are made with Essex linen, Liberty Tana Lawn (for some), and Kona cotton. I lined them with a really nice quality muslin, which makes such a difference in the structure and sturdiness of the finished cushion. The inserts are down filled–so all in all they are quite luxurious!


I’ve also been making little baskets. I really love the Red Riding Hood fabric–so cute with the little woodland creatures.


7 thoughts on “Liberty and linen cushions

  1. laura swan

    Do you wash your Essex linen blend material beforehand? I read that someone else said that material definitely shrinks more than 100% cotton.

    1. brigitdermott Post author

      I prewash most of the time. Essex does shrink and the prewashing changes the texture. If the item is something that needs to be washed (like a pillow cover ) I prewash. If I want the keep the crisp look of the unwashed linen then I don’t. Hope that helps!


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