Appliqued cushions for Chanukah
Posted 6 December, 2012on:
This was a very spur-of-the-moment idea. A friend asked me to bring some cushions for kids to sit on while they listened to Chanukah stories. I was going to fetch a few out of the attic – we have a stash we keep specifically to recline on at Pesach – when I noticed a neighbour was throwing out 4 plain blue cushions. Always happy to recycle, I collected them, washed them, and decided to add some easy applique.
Actually I mentally ran through a bunch of possible decorating ideas before going with what seemed most foolproof! I printed off outline Hebrew letters in the largest font possible (999pt, in case you were wondering) to use as a template, then used heat-n-bond (something I have only recently discovered, but LOVE) to iron the resulting letters onto a square of co-ordinating fabric, and then sewed that to each cushion cover. The zig-zag stitching is not perfect, but it does the job and the whole project was done in a couple of hours.
We’ll be dedicating these cushions to the comfort of dreidel spinners’ tucheses for years to come!