Both my sons enjoy playing Minecraft, so I decided to make them each a quilted Minecraft Creeper Cushion. As the game uses a very pixelated format the objects lend themselves to being pieced out of smaller squares of fabric. I started with a screen shot that showed the face of a creeper very clearly and chose to use 2" finished squares, giving a finished face size of 16" and an overall cushion size of 22" square.
This instructable shows how to make a cushion cover using a no-zip method, by skipping the piecing and quilting the method could be used for any fabric. The addition of borders and how to measure for them is also included. After following this instructable a student should be able to make a plain or simple pieced cushion cover. These are ideal as gifts and also great when you cannot find a store bought throw pillow or cushion to match your decor.
Step 1: Requirements
44 mixed mid to light green & grey 2 1/2" squares of fabric
8 black 2 1/2" squares of fabric
12 dark green 2 1/2" squares of fabric
black fabric for border
green fabric for binding
24" (60cm x 60cm) square of quilt batting / wadding
24" (60cm x 60cm) square of muslin (or ugly fabric or leftover fabric, but quilting weight or lighter to minimise bulk)
22" (56cm) pillow form / cushion pad
Rotary cutter, mat & ruler (not essential, but these tools make cutting accurate strips & squares much easier & faster)