Wonderful Cushions
and so much more
 

Words that describe wonderful cushions are comfortable, cosy, round, soft, squishy, cuddly, floral, abstract, small, big,  elongated, helpful, snuggly, different, gorgeous, learning, pretty, square, elegant, pure bliss, matching......

These are the most versatile part of soft furnishings. They can be changed as many times as you want using different colours, patterns and pictures and all by just replacing the cover or...... 

.....go even better by buying more as over time the cushion pads can get very thin.

These soft furnishings and in particular the many cushion styles you can think of, creates the home you have always wanted.

As well as giving support, comfort and interest to your room they can also reflect your personality, your mood, make a statement or reflect your passion.


How!! do I hear you say?...it is done to


  • Brighten up a plain chair or settee
  • Celebrate festivals during the year
  • Bring a room right up to date with the colour of the year
  • Tone down a jazzy settee or chair
  • Picture ones show off your favourite pet or animal
  • Display your craft with many decorative ones

What are cushions.


Some points to decide before buying cushions

As well as the all important decision such as the colour, and the one that is just what you are looking for, you may decide about the design and shape. When thinking of these soft furnishings square immediately springs to mind but there are also round and elongated ones that may fit better in the chair.

There are so many available that where it is going to is also a decision to make if the one you are buying is to sit on the floor in a family room then the fabric would need to be quite strong and washable however if it was going to decorate your bed then a more delicate fabric would be fine.

Choosing the pad or insert with the right type of filling is going to be a choice if you have got an allergies. Most bought inserts are polyester fibre but feather and down is an option.


Cushion Designs

Looking at the different forms such as frilled, box edged, Bolster and squab as well as shapes.

Cushion Fabrics

Looking at different fabrics origins that cushions are made from such as cotton, linen and silk

Cushion Pads

Looking at different types of fillings that make cushions soft such as feathers, polyester and foam.

On line and high street outlets have a such a large choice of many beautiful ones in many different colours, textures and patterns.

There are ones that can be personalised cushions or made by using a favourite photograph. 

Cushions can be made by learning different types of crafts such as Sewing, Knitting, Patchwork and Crochet.

If you are new to sewing then cushions are a great way to begin learn, as some of the steps to making cushions are also used when making clothes.



Love Being Creative?.... then lets get started on different crafts.

All about sewing - Information on aspects of sewing from explaining parts of the machine to cutting out patterns.


All about Knitting - Information on aspects of knitting from abbreviations, needle sizes to many patterns and stitches


Patchwork - Information on the basics and steps to Log cabin, Bow Tie, Dutchman's Puzzle and Ohio Star blocks.

Curtains - Information on measuring the window, fabric requirements and  some different types of curtain. Steps to show how to make them.


Ready to Make Your Own Cushions? - Some points to consider 

Just think of what you could create if you made one instead. It will be bespoke because you made it and a designer one because you have designed it to your own specifications....so what could be better? 


Patterns

Not all need patterns but if your design is unusual then making one could help.

Fillings

Selecting the filling whether it is sturdy foam blocks, Kapok or softer polyester. A natural filling like down and feathers or man-made polystyrene beads. 

Fastenings

Keep it all together with the fastenings such as zips, poppers or Velcro. Make your own ties or use buttons to add a feature.


Some Cushions are not what they seem and have a lot more to give.

Different or Unique: Not all are JUST cushions some have hidden secrets,  such as a quilt hidden in a pillow, a little home for a fallen tooth or a reminder of a special occasion. Others have an important job to do at special occasions or around the house.


There can be so many questions on and I will try to give you the information to help you make your choices as well as giving you information of the different types that are used.

Delve into the world of cushions, crafts and a lot more besides.




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Please take care with any soft furnishing that it does not come into contact with any heat source. 

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