Tutorial: Brighton Mini Quilt Decorative Pillow/Cushion Cover Hack

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Brighton Pillow/Cushion Cover

The following steps apply after the Brighton mini quilt has been quilted, but not bound. In addition to the fabric requirements for the mini quilt, you will also need 3/4 yard of coordinating quilting cotton and a 20” decorative pillow/cushion insert.

Cutting Instructions

Cut 2 rectangles 22” x 15” using the coordinating quilting cotton.

Assembly Instructions

Trim the mini quilt top to size – 19 1/2” x 19 1/2”. Set aside.


Take the 2 rectangles and hem one long side (22”) of each piece. To hem, fold the long edge 1/2” wrong sides together. Press. Fold it another 1/2’’. Press. Sew to secure the hem.

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Place the mini quilt top right side down on the cutting mat. Lay the two rectangles right side up, on top of the mini quilt top, allowing them to overlap each other by 5” in the middle. Place a pin in the center to hold all 3 pieces together.

NOTE: The bottom rectangle piece shown larger than actual cutting size to show placement. The two pieces will line up equally on each side.

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Very carefully, turn the pieces over without dislodging them. Pin securely around the edge, making sure the overlapping fabrics on the back have stayed flat.

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Stitch around the quilt top 1/4” from the edge, removing pins along the way.

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Cut off the excess backing pieces.

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Bind as per the pattern.

Insert the cushion insert into the decorative pillow/cushion cover.

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