which way stripes should go?
I need to have cushions made for the bench in my mudroom. I've chosen a striped upholstery material (rust, green, gold) that has various width stripes. There will be 2 cushions (3" HD foam) side by side to cover an 86" x 16" bench. Which way would you run the stripes - long ways or front to back? I've also been quoted very different yardage needs. One place says 3 yards, the other place says 6! The stripes run parrallel to the selvage. BTW, the place that says 6 yds is where the fabric is being purchased..hmmmm... Desperately need advice, THANKS! PS fabric is a remenant & a real bargain so yardage $$ is minimal.