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Tuffet Making

The kit fee is $115 plus tax, payable to the instructor at the first class.

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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 the bottom of tuffet, needed at second class)
  • 1 piece of 18” x 18” fusible fleece or batting for the bottom of the tuffet (needed at second class)
  • Straight pins
  • Rotary cutter with a sharp blade
  • Cutting mat
  • 12” Add a Quarter ruler
  • 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.

The kit fee is $115 plus tax, payable to the instructor at the first class (some feet choices may be discounted).

Kit (purchased from the instructor) includes:

  • Cut, drilled, and sanded plywood base
  • Furniture grade upholstery foam, beveled
  • Tee nuts
  • Upholstery batting
  • Button form
  • Cording
  • Four solid wood tuffet feet with hanger bolts

The instructor will also provide:

  • Upholstery-grade staple gun and staples
  • Safety equipment
  • Adhesives
  • 12” upholstery needles
  • Various other tools as needed
  • Upholstery thread and needles
Skill Level:
Tuffet Kit costs $115, pattern costs $28
Instructor Name:
Cheryl Schenck
Instructor Bio:
From choosing fabrics to piecing them together to quilting the layers, every part of the process is fulfilling. Quilts are not only an art form, but they can also serve to keep loved ones warm and add comfort to their lives. Since my first quilt in 2003, I have loved every step of the process and equally love sharing it with others. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter, I want to share my skills and love of quilting with you!
Tuffets came into my life in 2015 and they are a wonderful complement to quilts. It's gratifying to be able to make something so new and different out of the wonderful fabrics available.
My daughter's love of skating has brought a whole new type of sewing into our lives. Yet another expression in fabric and color, skating, and other performance wear has stretched my skills (no pun intended!) into sewing with yet another purpose.
My passion for quilts, tuffets, and skating costumes (and other performance wear) all stem from the same place: making something beautiful, functional, and personal.

Tuffet Making

$ 95.00