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Date: 3/13/12 7:13 AM

I have an outside slider/swing that I need to recover the top & cushions. Has anyone used any of Fabric.com's
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Date: 3/13/12 11:59 AM

I ordered some a year ago for cushions for our screened porch. They've held up well.

One of the fabrics I selected was the Richloom Solarium and the only negative I can say about it was that it raveled very easily. I think I ended up serging all the cut edges before construction.

I still need to take them all off the cushions and wash them again for spring. I'll let you know if I have any issues when I do.
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Date: 3/13/12 12:21 PM

There's is the normal weight outdoor fabric, the type that retails for about $20.00 a yard at Joanns. It will work nicely for cushions. A couple of years ago I made many outdoor cushions for my sister, that had yards and yards of cording. I didn't want to use traditional cording since it's cotton and would hold moisture. I ended up using polyester rope from Home Depot. it comes in narrow widths and sells for about $4.00 a bag of 100 ft.

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Date: 3/13/12 1:43 PM

Quote: myeclecticmess
I ordered some a year ago for cushions for our screened porch. They've held up well.



One of the fabrics I selected was the Richloom Solarium and the only negative I can say about it was that it raveled very easily. I think I ended up serging all the cut edges before construction.



I still need to take them all off the cushions and wash them again for spring. I'll let you know if I have any issues when I do.
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Thanks. This is similar to my swing.

The top canopy got damaged in a storm & needs replacing. I thought I might as well recover the cushions too. This sits in direct sun all day, so I want something that will really wear well. On the Fabric.com site, The Richloom Solarium looks to be the best for use for direct sun.

Diane, thanks for that info.

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Date: 3/14/12 12:28 PM

I have a similar swing. I'd like to sew new top and cushions. is there a pattern that I can use? What is the best fabric? I appreciate any help.

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Date: 3/14/12 4:45 PM

I'm going to use my existing top & cushions as patterns. And I'm going to order "outdoor fabric" from fabric.com. Just need to decide which one.

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