Grey Hearts is a Jolly Red tapestry that comes in regularly for our sewing ladies to make into a cushion. There are lots of different fabric options for your Grey Hearts tapestry if you’ve finished stitching one and are about to send it in to us for making up, so today we’ll go through some of them.

We made up Carol’s pair of Grey Hearts cushions with 2.5″ borders in grey woolly fabric (Heron) and we used Primrose cotton for piping. They looked very smart!

Grey Hearts 800

For Sheilah’s Grey Hearts we once again added a mitred border – 2.5″ seems to be the most popular width – in Silver cotton, with Pewter piping and Carey cotton backing. What an unusual combination. They worked brilliantly, and we liked the orange on the back.

Grey Hearts cotton

Sometimes it’s helpful to see various colour options together so George has assembled our most popular Grey Hearts colours below, together with their codes. This is a very handy reference if you’d like to request samples, as we’ll happily put some in the post for you.

You can get in touch via our contact form to request samples or give us a call if you’d prefer to talk to someone about your options, on 01460 281111.

Cotton swatches

With our colour board above we’ve concentrated on our cotton and woolly ranges, which are sturdy and practical. We also have some great velvet fabric colours that work well with Grey Hearts and our other grey and orange designs, such as Ba-Ba-Bloom and Ditsy Daisies.

Other ideas Finally we’ve included some other Grey Hearts tapestries, with more ideas and inspiration for you if you aren’t quite sure how to make yours up. If you don’t want a cushion we can make your tapestry into a bag, such as the one below.

It’s not essential to add an extra border around your design. A small cushion looks very cute among other cushions, or perhaps up on a shelf or dresser.

You can see from the two cushions with the mitred borders that there is always room to personalise your design, either in the border or within the hearts themselves.

Grey Hearts as bag

That’s all for now. We look forward to seeing your next creation. Please do post during the warmer months if you can and don’t wait until October, as we never know how busy things will get in the autumn.

Our address for your finished tapestries:


Remember to use a signed for method when you post your work, and if you are sending from outside the UK send us a quick message before posting and we will advise you about the best way to pack your tapestry, and the wording to put on your parcel to describe the contents and avoid hefty customs charges.

Happy spring and summer stitching,


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