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heart shape cushion

By Hatun Comak → Monday, February 26, 2018

I'm proud to say that I've just finished this cushion finally. I started making it years ago and put it aside unfinished. The top was finished and all I had to do was to turn it into a cushion. Now I want to explain how I  made this heart shape cushion.


  •  Cut 16 squares in different colors you like. Each square is 4x4 inches.
  • Paper piecing is used for heart pattern. I draw my own shape; you can do as well or find a ready-made one. When you have completed your paper pieced heart, press with iron and remove the paper.
  • Heart shapes are appliqued to each square. Applique is done by hand. When appliquing is finished, sew the squares by machine and it is ready for quilting.
  • I've quilted each heart in place and outline stitched using big stitch quilting. 
  • Prepare the back cover and sew it by machine. Here is a cute, lovely cushion. It is perfect for home decoration.

Cushions are great for decoration. You can choose your favourite colors and start making your cushion.

how to sew a hexagon flower: english paper piecing tutorial

By Hatun Comak → Sunday, February 25, 2018

If you are a beginner and do not know where to start, it is a good idea to start with the simplest forms and techniques so that you do not get lost. That's why I highly recommend you to start with hexagons. Hexagon flower is a great sewing project, which has only seven pieces. You can make it a pincushion or applique it on a pillow by using hand applique techniques. Here you can find a step by step tutorial for hexagon flower.

How to make hexagons with english paper piecing

  • First of all, decide on what size of hexagon you want to use. There are various hexagon templates in different sizes available HERE. They are free to download.

  • Dowload the hexagon, print it out. Here I used 1 inch hexagons. Cut out the template and lay it on the wrong side of the fabric.

  • Pin the template on fabric and cut the fabric. It is supposed to be 1/4 inch larger than the paper template so that you can fold over the paper.

  • Fold one edge over paper template, finger press and baste together. The paper template is to ensure accurate shape and helpful to piece angles together.

  • Fold the second edge over and continue basting through each corner. When basting is finished, press on it with iron to preserve the shape.

The first piece of the hexagon flower is ready. Apply the same process for another six pieces. For the hexagon in the center, choose a different color for the fabric.

 Sewing hexies together

After paper piecing hexies, I sew hexies by hand. Seven paper pieced hexies should be prepared for the flower. 

  • Lay right two hexagons sides together. Be sure to match up the edges so that we can have the correct shape.

  • Start stitching on the corner with a few stitches, catching both hexagons.

  • Sew with little stitches along the top edge of the hexagons, keep them lined up and be sure to finish stitches at the end corner together.

  • Open up the hexagons and pinch the next edges together and continue stitching.

  • Remember to leave the paper in until you sew all pieces together. Press with iron and then remove the basting thread first. then the papers will come out easily. My hexagon flower will turn into a pincushion, which will be shared here in a few days. What will yours be? Enjoy your hexagon flower.

turtle pin cushion

By Hatun Comak → Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Don't you think that little turtle pin cushion is so cute? Is that a pin cushion or a toy? I intended to use it as a pincushion until my 3-year- old son saw and took it as his own toy! So I need to make one more for myself.

Pincushions are practical to make and use. There are dozens of pincushion patterns and I came across this turtle pincushion on pinterest with an image of the pattern with instructions in Chinese. So I had to figure out how to make it. I think I managed that well. What do you think?

hot air balloon quilt wall hanging

By Hatun Comak → Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wall hanging quilts are perfect for using in room decorations. I started this hot air balloon quilt for my son's room. For this quilt, I preferred bright, colorful fabric for the patches at the balloon. I am a big fan of the bright colors, actually. The balloon has a pocket basket in which any toys can be replaced in. A bird and a butterfly which were apliqued fly with the balloon in the sky. Below there is a village with a house and some trees of orange, cherry and apple. I embrodied the cherries and made apples and oranges of tiny pieces. The finished form of the wall hanging quilt measures 24x32 inches.

I made the balloon with english paper piecing technique, pressed with iron and removed the papers. Then I appliqued it on fabric with invisible stitch.


I used the same technique for the bird also. These tiny trees with various fruit on are absolutely my favourite. I definitely like making them. In the images below you can see the details of house and trees in my hot air balloon quilt.


This hot air balloon quilt with bright colors will make the kid's room a lively place. The details of natural landscape is also great. 

baby boy car quilt

By Hatun Comak → Monday, February 19, 2018

Baby quilts are my favourite piece of patchwork. Not only because they are easy to complete-sometimes I may be too impatient to finish a big size work- but also they are so cute. Especially those with colorful patterns. This quilt was for my son and it was nice to watch him fascinated by the bright colours of the cars. The template is available and can be shared if requested. I drew the car pattern myself and prepared the applique pieces. The cars are appliqued to the fabric squares.


    Have a look at the cars pattern in detail. I worked with different colors. Since I wanted the baby quilt to be colorful. I appliqued the cars to white fabric and added a solid accompanying square next to each square with cars.

The finished size of the blanket is 35 x 35 inches.

sunbonnet sam baby quilt

By Hatun Comak → Sunday, February 18, 2018

If you are a beginner in quilting, it is always the best to start with small pieces. Baby quilts make a perfect beginning in patchwork. Because they are easy to handle due to their size. Beyond this, baby quilts make perfect gifts. I like the idea of quilting as gifts since they are precious and unique with the amazing handcraft. This baby quilt is aimed to be a gift for a newly born baby. I used yellow as the main fabric and aplique fisher boys with mostly blue color. Working with Sunbonnet Sam is fun. 

You can add as many details as you like to the scene. The orange fish is my favourite. I like using animal patterns in my quilts and you will probably see many of them in my posts. Enjoy it!

the world of patchwork

By Hatun Comak →

Patchwork, which grew out of the need and formed by combining pieces of cloth together in a simple way, today has become the hobby of thousands of people, not only for women but also for men. What's more, it's been accepted as a form of art. Combining the right colors and variations of patterns together, you can come up with a piece of art in the end! As a patchwork lover, my works are not any kind of art but I love quilting, sewing, doing patchwork of any kind. The ideas, patchwork patterns that you can use, color combinations that you can choose are limitless. It all depends on your creativity. The world of patchwork is full of inspirations. In my blog I'd like to share my ideas, patchwork and quilt patterns, my own patchwork and quilting experiences so that they may give you inspiration, too. So here I am!