raw edge appliqued the hearts onto the background and for good measure added a layer of batting to the back. After the applique was done I then very carefully cut the excess batting away, which results in a sort of Trapunto effect
Applique Cushion (2-day course)
Pattern for quilt
heart cushion heart cushion pillow shabby chic by ChlorisBoris, £18.00
...you can create your own design on clothing, accessories, bed and table linens with embroidery.