Today I decided to make another drop cloth cushion, but using the method of printing directly on the fabric from the printer. I chose to use calico to print on. Above is the finished cushion!
Here is what I started with …
Firstly I grabbed my drop cloth, lay the cushion on it and traced out the size. Then I sewed up the all the sides, except one. In hind site, I might have sewed the calico on first.
Then I chose a picture from The Graphics Fairy website. I cut a piece of calico to A4 size, sprayed a sheet of A4 paper with quilting adhesive spray and stuck the calico on. Then I put it in the printer and pressed print while I held my breath. And guess what, it worked! There are some minor black ink streaks where I think it might have stuck to the adhesive spray, but I’m not too concerned and think this just adds to the character of the print. 🙂
Then I sewed the calico to the drop cloth cushion and frayed the edges.
Then I put the filling in, and sewed the final side closed.
I’m super pleased with the result! 🙂