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Tuffet Making

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Pattern “Pieced 18-inch Tuffet” from TuffetSource

Fabric for tuffet top:

                64 strips cut 2” by 21” OR

                One jelly roll/strip roll of at least 32 strips cut in half (to yield 64 strips at 2 ½ x 21”) OR

8 fat quarters cut into 2” x 21” strips

                No need to trim strips; one or two extra in case of mistakes is a good idea

1 ¼ yards muslin

6” square fabric (to cover button)

1 fat quarter (for bottom of tuffet) (second class)

1 piece of 18” x 18” fusible fleece or batting for bottom of tuffet (second class)

Straight pins

Rotary cutter with a sharp blade

Rotary cutting mat

12” Add a Quarter ruler

Fons & Porter’s glue basting pen OR Mary Ellen’s Best Press

Piecing thread

Quilting needles size 90/14 (best) or 75/11

Sewing machine in good working order

Zigzag or open toe presser foot

Zipper foot (will need for homework)

Typical sewing supplies: Seam ripper, scissors, etc.


Pre-class work: Please fuse the printed interfacing to the muslin as described in the pattern, and roughly cut the fused panels out.

Kit (provided by instructor) includes:

Cut, drilled, and sanded plywood base

Furniture grade upholstery foam, beveled

Tee nuts

Upholstery batting

Button form


Four solid wood tuffet feet with hanger bolts


The kit fee is $100 plus tax, payable to the instructor at the first class (some feet choices may be discounted).

Instructor will also provide:

Upholstery grade staple gun and staples

Safety equipment


12” upholstery needles

Various other tools as needed

Upholstery thread and needles

Requirements: Tuffet Kit costs $100, pattern cost $28
Instructor: Cheryl Schenck
Instructor Bio: Cheryl Schenck

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.