Jolly Red’s popular and trusted making up service for tapestry cushions has been running for over 25 years. Our team of skilled uphlosterers can add the final flourish to your tapestry. We provide all materials and canvas stretching is part of our service.

Prices and other information Our standard cushion making up prices are set out below and include the stretching of your canvas, the supply of fabric for making up, making up with piping and concealed zip, a top quality feather pad, and return delivery of the finished tapestry to UK address usually by DPD couriers, or occasionally by by Special Delivery.

We stock three ranges of fabric – a robust wool blend range, with a warm textured feel and look, a cotton range with a more clean, crisp finish, and a cotton velvet range for a luxurious feel.

To discuss possible colour/fabric options or have fabric swatches sent to you, call us on 01460 281111 and we’ll be happy to help.

Very Small Designs

Jolly Red starter kits, and all designs up to 6″ square:  £70.00. This includes a mitred border which can be up to 3″ wide. Please specify border width required when sending in your work. For our Jingle Bell Robins we added a 3″ border in Lincoln green velvet with contrast piping in bright red velvet.


Small & Medium Designs

Design size: 7″ – 11″: £75.00. These designs can be made up with an extra border round, so that they become a practical size (please add £10.00).

For designs up to 7-10″ we add a 3″ border all round.


Standard Making Up

Design size 12″ – 16″: £85.00. Our most popular and ‘standard’ option, cushions are made up with piping and backing. The piping and backing can both be in the same colour, or in contrast/coordinating shades. We used red velvet piping and backing for our Tennis Ball Thief tapestry.

Design size over 16“: Call for prices, as the cost will depend on the size of your completed needlepoint.

Mitred Edging

A mitred border acts as a frame for your finished needlepoint, and can turn a small design into a more useful cushion.

Please add £10.00 (per design) to the standard making up prices for all but the ‘Very small/Small Designs’, which have a mitred border as standard. For our Grey Hearts tapestry, below, we added a 2.5″ border in our woolly fabric with contrast cotton piping in yellow.

Before you send in your work – a quick checklist before posting

Decide on the colours and fabric for your tapestry This is important, as we can’t decide for you and we want to make sure we get it right.

How do I decide re colours/fabric? Please email and we’ll send you a booking form and links to our colours and fabric options before sending in your tapestry, or take a look here on our blog.

Call us on 01460 281111 if you’d prefer to speak to us for advice.

Information we need Have you included all the information we need about the colours and fabric you’d like for your tapestry?

1. Standard cushions: Please tell us the colour/s and fabric that you’d like us to use for piping and backing of your tapestry.

2. Cushions with a mitred border. Please tell us the colour/s and fabric that you’d like us to use for piping, border and backing of your tapestry. Do you want the same colour throughout, or contrast piping?

In addition, please let us know the width you’d like your border to be (3″ is the most popular width on smaller designs up to 9″ square, and 2″ most popular on the larger ones).

Posting Please post your work using a ‘signed for‘ method and remember to write your name and address on the back of your parcel.

Please let us know your chosen method of payment There are three methods of payment: Bank transfer, PayPal invoice or credit/debit card.

Notes re payments If you choose to pay by bank transfer or PayPal we’ll send you a reference for your payment when we contact you to let you know that your tapestry is ready to send back to you. If you would like to pay be credit/debit card please call us on 01460 281111 to leave your card details.

Sending your finished tapestry to us Before you parcel up your tapestry, hold it up to the light to check for any missed stitches. We have compiled a handy checklist on our blog which you may like to refer to if you have not used our service before.

You can fold or roll your tapestry. Send it to us in a box, jiffy bag or tube – something sturdy please, not an envelope!

Do remember to write your name and address on the back of your parcel!

We look forward to receiving yor tapestry and to making it up to a high professional standard.