My first two cushions were to be made out of the raw silk and I had made up my mind to trim them with a piped bias trim made out of the same fabric I am to make my Roman blind from.
First let me tell you I hate making bias trim, in the past I have cut a perfect square, taken it from corner to corner to make two triangles and cut the fabric down the middle and then measured the width of my trim from the long edge and then cut my strips and sewn them together.
I have read about making a continuous bias tube to create the trim and found the following instructions on You Tube.
I made my square, then placed the two triangles as demonstrated
Now for making the scatter cushion. I have stayed in quite a few nice hotels around the world, and always try to take inspiration from these beautiful places. Rather than make square cushions, I wanted to make pillow shaped cushions but slightly smaller than the one's I sleep on to give a sort of reducing size look.
I cut two pieces of the raw silk to the desired size. I wanted more than just the bias trim on these cushions so decided to use some of the bias trim, and make a narrow strip to create a strip to go across the two boarders.