Friday, 21 June 2013

Quilted Garden Chair Cushion

So we're having a spot of nice warm weather!
I feel we have to make the most of it and spend time in the garden.
We have some new garden furniture....4 chairs, a table and a parasol. The chairs are comfortable but a little on the hard side so I decided I would make some quilted chair cushions.

I wanted to use some of the lovely cotton fabrics I have in my stash so I used different fabrics on each side to make it reversible....

I used this gorgeous Amy Butler fabric for one side....

and this beautiful butterfly batik fabric for the other side...

I made the cushion by measuring the chair and making a simple quilt.
I found an excellent tutorial for a quilt without binding on Chrissie's lovely New York blog, made by ChrissieD, here.
I incorporated ties at the top and sides to secure the cushion to the chair. I used two layers of wadding for extra comfort.
So three more chairs to go...there's a couple of things I would do differently.......add a couple of inches to the length as the quilting shortened the you can see in the pics........and add a bit more wadding to the seat area....
But apart from that, I'm pretty pleased :)
It's certainly brightened up a rather grey chair!

And made it softer and more comfy to sit on!

Thanks for visiting!
Maggie xx


  1. Nice idea - those kinds of seats always end up hurting my rear end. Pretty fabrics - I especially like the pink butterflies. :)

  2. They are really lovely Maggie.A great idea.

  3. pretty cushion covers! :) love the fabrics you used.

  4. Such a great idea Maggie and the colours and fabrics are gorgeous and summery!
    Happy Weekend,
    Susan x

  5. So pretty as well as practical, chairs are nice too. let's hope we get some good weather so you can use them :) xx

  6. I really like your chair cushions! They are very pretty but practical too.
    M x

  7. Great idea to soften the chairs and the fabric you chose is fabulous Maggie1

  8. They turned out great and look comfortable. Love the colors. I have some old round chairs that go with a little bistro table I have had for about 15 years - thinking this idea would make them much more comfortable to sit on - will have to give it a try.

  9. Great idea, the chair looks awesome with different fabric mattress and bed retailer


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