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Mindful Sewing – a Modern Sampler Cushion

To be honest, I’m not really sure how to start this post. As I write, the world is going into lockdown as we all adjust to a new normal.

A mindful sewing project for a Modern Sampler Cushion. The project is designed to be worked on over two weeks, sewing for just 15minutes a day.

I have always found that sewing each and every day helps to keep me calm and grounded, and spoke about how Mindful Sewing has helped me and inspired the Mindful Quilt Along.

The Modern Sampler Cushion was initially designed as a free email series during the early stages of lock-down to help everyone can benefit from sitting, stitching and switching off from a crazy world.

There are a total of fourteen blocks to be made, and I have chosen them as they should take no more than 15-30mins each day from start to finish.

A mindful sewing project for a Modern Sampler Cushion. The project is designed to be worked on over two weeks, sewing for just 15minutes a day.

What is involved?

The cushion is made from a total of fourteen (14) blocks, with eight (8) different designs.

Do check out this post which talks about colour choices and also details how to colour your cushion plan digitally (on a pad/tablet) using a free app. 

Fabric wise, this modern sampler is designed to use scraps, so you will need fabrics varying from a minimum of 1.5″ square to a maximum of 7.5″ square. 

The blocks can be hand or machine stitched – I will be hand-piecing as I find this more mindful – but machining will definitely be quicker!

There is no specialist equipment needed, but if you would like to have a look at some of my favourite items for hand-sewing, then please check them out here;

Timings

The Mini-Mindful Modern Sampler is based on making one block a day over a two week period.

However, you could make it a lot quicker – maybe a weekend project or make two (2) blocks a day and have a finished cushion top in eight days???

Mini Mindful Modern Sampler Pattern by fabricandflowers - practice slow, mindful sewing and aim to make just one block a day.

You can read more about the Mini Modern Sampler here

Please do check-out the hashtag #minimindfulqal on Instagram to see all the fabulous version that were made during the quilt along!

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A mindful sewing project for a Modern Sampler Cushion. The project is designed to be worked on over two weeks, sewing for just 15minutes a day.

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