As part of my new career plan to make more of my living from my art, I've starting making some Maori and Polynesian inspired designs. I've decided to make some smaller items like bags and cushions that will appeal to tourists as well as (hopefully) New Zealanders. To start with, I've made a cutout of the design, using my Blended fabric, and have fused it to a dyed background. My intention was originally to make this a cushion cover but it's a bit large, so it may just be a one-off sample.
With my normal "make it up as I go along" style, I am now wondering how to best stitch this - as a cushion, bag or whatever, this will need washing so the fused piece needs to be sewn down in some way. It's much to fiddly for blanket or satin stitch - I'd never recover my time in the cost - any ideas?