Custom Map Cushions

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Custom Map Cushions

This custom map cushion will be a unique talking point - and visitors to your home will never believe you made it!

Go to and locate your zip code, town or city on the map. Take a screenshot of the map image and save it to your computer.

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Using your computer’s editing software, crop the map to a square and adjust the size to 16” x 16” and the dpi to 150. Upload your cropped image to, who will print your customized design onto linen or cotton canvas and mail it to you. You can fit one 16” x 16” design on to one fat quarter.

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On receiving your fabric, trim the excess fabric around the map design. This will be your cushion front and should measure 16” x 16”.

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Cut two pieces of cushion back fabric each measuring 16” x 8 ½”.

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Pin piping all the way around the outside edge of the cushion front. Raw edges of the piping and cushion front should align.

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Sew the invisible zipper to the two cushion back pieces and finish the seams.

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Sewn correctly, the invisible zipper will be neatly tucked between the two cushion back pieces.

Cutsom Map Cushion sewn-zipper

Sew the cushion backs to the cushion front with right sides facing. Open the zipper before you sew, to allow you to turn the cushion to its right side. Finish the seams.

Cutsom Map Cushion finishing-the-cushion

Turn cushion cover right side out and insert 16” x 16” pillow form.

Cutsom Map Cushion insert-pillow-form


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Supply List

Invisible zipper (at least 18” long)
One package of piping
Fabric for cushion back
Sewing machine
16” x 16” pillow insert