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lpaltaAugust 9, 2010

My niece picked these up at a garage sale, she knew I was looking for some chairs. I love them and will be shopping this week for fabric to reupholster the cushions. I have stripped the old covering off completely. I didn't like the vinyl nor the very thick foam padding. Is there a fool proof way to cover a round cushion without having a lot of gathering of fabric? Just place foam followed by fabric and cut up to the seam all around, before stapling?

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nonacook

Like the chairs and love the baby sniffing around the legs of one.
Can't help with the 'no gathering' idea....

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 10:02AM
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jaybird

The only way to avoid the "gathered" look is to make a boxed cushion. The top will be the same size as whatever padding you use. It will be sewn to a "side" that is as wide as the padding is tall. Then you would sew all of that to the bottom which would be large enough to go under the seat and staple to the backerboard. You can add piping in the top and bottom seams of the side piece. It will be a bit hard to attach the side piece to the bottom piece unless you put a zipper in the side piece. Email me if I can be of further assistance. My email address is available at "my Page". Just put Gardenweb seat cushions or something in the subject line so that I will open the post :^)

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 5:48PM
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jaybird

PS: I forgot to say that I LOVED your inspector!!! Too cute!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 5:50PM
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Marlene Kindred

WOW....great find...love them!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 11:07AM
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lpalta

jaybird, you gave me his name. I will call him Sherlock! He likes to break out of his cage. He plays with the latch and next thing the door opens with him hanging on for dear life.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 11:20AM
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laurastheme

I love those chairs. A few years ago my daughter had a bunch of then sitting in her yard. I wanted a couple of them and my husband informed that I wasn't going to bring home any more junk! So one night a friend of mine and I went to her house, got 2 chairs, brought them back to my house where I hid them in the bushes. You gotta do what you gotta do!! He found them in the bushes before I got them painted and seats made for them, but he didn't leave home. Then I found a table to go with them at a yard sale. Hid it in the spare bedroom under a blanket. They looked great after I painted them and made seats and cushions. I nearly had to twist his arm until it broke to get him to admit that he liked them.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2010 at 3:58AM
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jaybird

Very cute story...I will be looking for more pictures of Sherlock!
Thanks for posting.
J

    Bookmark   August 12, 2010 at 12:18PM
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caroline94535

Ahhh! Sweet little kitty. Sherlock is a wonderful name.

The chairs are/will be cute, too; but they pale by comparison to the baby boy!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2010 at 7:25PM
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tehuti

check here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4760434_recover-round-seat-cushions.html
or here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2199152_reupholster-kitchen-stool.html

Robert

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 3:48AM
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lpalta

My heart is sad as I post this message. Our little Inspector Sherlock ran under our car as we were pulling into our garage...

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   December 20, 2010 at 10:56AM
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lpalta

Overkill on fabric size...

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   December 20, 2010 at 11:06AM
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leveta

lpatla I'm so sorry for you... My heart goes out to you...

It probably doesn't mean as much now but your chairs look wonderful...

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 8:37PM
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