Uluru Cushion





  • 2.5 meters red cotton fabric
  • 2.5 meters of thin wadding
  • 2.5 meters of a medium weight stabilizer called “cut away” (I used a fabric type stabilizer, purchased many years ago and thought I had best start using it, it worked well) have no idea as to where I bought it
  • 2 handles from “Studio Mio” ( I purchased these handles about two years ago at a Craft Show, not sure if they have those type of handles anymore) click on the following URL if you wish to look at handles http://www.studiomio.com.au/
  • Stitch out all the following designs
  • Uluru_01 to Uluru_16
  • Little over 2 meters of Floriani “Stitch and shape” http://www.florianiembroidery.com.au/products.aspx?cat=123
  • 2.5 meters of Fabric for the lining of the bag
  • Half a meter of striped black and white fabric


Uluru bag dimensions


45 x 45 cm front and back of bag

10cm wide 1.35 meters length

Red fabric

Thin wadding

Fabric stabilizer

Showing the thin wadding to be used

  • Once you have stitched all the Uluru designs from Uluru_01 to Uluru_16
  • Cut the red fabric into a square 55 x 55 cm this allows for seams etc. (I always allow for more fabric than I need) the finished bag is 45 x 45 cm square
  • Mark the centre of the red fabric for placement of designs
Place Uluru_06 on your red fabric where you have marked your centre

Stitch Uluru_06 using a zigzag stitch

Stitch beside Uluru_06, Uluru_07 then below Uluru_06 stitch Uluru_10

The following designs have been stitched in the centre as shown in the photograph above.


  • Uluru_06
  • Uluru_07
  • Uluru_10
  • Uluru_11

Stitch down Uluru_02 and Uluru_03


  • Uluru_02
  • Uluru_03
  • Uluru_06
  • Uluru_07
  • Uluru_10
  • Uluru_11
  • All the designs have been stitched out using the zigzag stitch
  • To help bring the design to your eye, add a black and white striped fabric as a border to the design
Close up of black and white fabric border

Floriani “Stitch and Shape”

As the “Stitch and Shape” is not wide enough for the bag cut another piece of the “Stitch and Shape” to cover the front and zigzag the two together as shown in the following photograph

Showing you the back

Satin stitch all the squares this gives the Uluru design a nice finish

Satin stitched all the squares down to the “Stitch and Shape”

Close up of the squares satin stitched down to the “Stitch and shape”

  • Stitching over the black and white striped fabric stitch in a black thread, satin stitch
  • Over the top of the satin stitch using a white coloured thread stitch the star shaped decorative stitch
  • Beside the satin stitch, stitch a triple straight stitch in an aqua blue thread colour, this helps bring everything together
  • Below is a guide to the type of stitches that was used

Cut away any excess fabric and square the bag front

Stitch pockets onto the bag lining

Pin the lining to the bag front (making sure the pocket is facing the right way) guess who finished the bag then realising the pocket was put in up side down. I blame the new born baby Josh; I think my brain is going to mush. Straight stitch along the edges the lining

Do the same as you did with the front panel regarding “Stitch and Shape” for the back panel.

Put a thin wadding under the red fabric this softens the back

Pin a contrasting fabric which had been torn into strips along all four sides of the red fabric

Using your decorative stitches, stitch a triple zigzag stitch in a black thread all the way around on the contrasting fabric strips

Frey the contrasting fabric once you have finished stitching the zigzag triple stitch

All stitched and frayed

Cut enough fabric for the sides and base of the bag into a long strip

Stitch the side panel and base fabric to a long strip of ‘Stitch and Shape” using a straight stitch to start with

Stitching using straight stitch to the strip of fabric and ‘Stitch and Shape”

Once you have stitched the side panel and base fabric together with “Stitch and Shape” you then, straight stitch once again the lining. On the edges offront, back, side and base panels zigzag in a black coloured thread all sides of the panels after which you then satin stitch all the side panels, this gives a very nice finish, I would recommend you satin stitch twice

The front, back, side and base panels have been satin stitched, ready to put the bag together

Internal view


Start out stitching together using your zigzag stitch for the base panel to the front panel, then stitch one side panel to the front panel and then join the back panel to the side panel

Front View

Stitching all the panels together to form the Uluru Bag

Close up of panels Uluru_01, Uluru_02, Uluru_05 and Uluru_06

Close up of panels Uluru_03, Uluru_04, Uluru_07 and Uluru_08

Close up of panels Uluru_09, Uluru_10, Uluru_13 and Uluru_14

Close up of panels Uluru_11, Uluru_12, Uluru_15 and Uluru_16

Attach bag handles to the bag

Uluru Cushion

This cushion was designed for my son for his new apartment, I was hoping he would like it, to my surprise he loved it!



Cushion size 45 x 45 cm


  • Half a meter of black fabric
  • 2 layers of “Cut Away” stabilizer
  • 1 meter of contrasting fabric
  • Zipper
  • Braid ¾ meter
  • Design Heat_02
  • Print out Heat_02 in “Actual size”
  • Mark the centre of the design
  • Cut the design out as shown in the photograph above

With a pin mark the centre of the Heat_02 on the black fabric with your chalk using the print out of “Actual size”

Stitch Heat_02 out in white thread where you marked with your chalk

Measure the exact centre from each Heat_02 to mark the exact placement of the next Heat_02

Marking with chalk the exact placement of the next Heat_02

Place folded and ironed contrasting fabric onto the black fabric where you have stitched all four of the Heat_02.

Stitch in black thread over the black and contrasting fabric

Braid used on the cushion

Place the braid where you feel it would best suit. Make the cushion as you normally do
Instructions for the Uluru T-Shirt



  • ‘T’ Shirt
  • 2 layers of cut away stabilizer
  • Design Heat_01
2 layers of cut away stabilizer
  • Print out in “Actual Size” Heat_01
  • Mark the centre of the print out
  • Mark the exact spot where you would like to place Heat_01 on your ‘T’ shirt
  • Stitch the Heat_01 out
  • Cut with your scissors the “cut away” from design