Starfruit Footstool

Start Fruit Footstool - Tutorial by Matching Pegs

Way back in May this year, I started making a larger version of my Starfruit Cushion , as a footstool.  You may have spotted it in the photos of my stand at Australian Quilt Market.  I’m really pleased with how it turned out, so I thought I would do a quick post on it’s vital statistics.Starfruit Footstool - Tutorial by Matching Pegs

You follow the tutorial method in exactly the same way, but you start with fifteen 9″ squares of upholstery fabric, and sew them up with 1/2″ seam allowances (instead of 1/4″).  Squares of this size will not hold their shape unless they are upholstery weight, although if you were determined to use lighter fabrics, then I guess you could interface it.  I used dental floss to attach the buttons.

Lotta on the half-stuffed Starfruit Footstool

This baby takes a lot of stuffing, (you can see it half-stuffed in the photo above).  I used about 1 1/2 to 2 bags, plus a whole lot of rags.  The rags are used at the bottom, with stuffing around them so that the footstool doesn’t end up looking lumpy.  The rags lend a nice weight to it, considering it is for feet and not meant to be too soft.  I used corn based stuffing and it was perfect for this application, with the thicker fabric.

Why don’t you give it a try?

By the way, there is still time to enter the giveaway for a Monster Chef pattern, drawn tomorrow.

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