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Date: 10/23/12 9:28 AM

I just made chair cushions for my kitchen chairs, and despite extra stitching to hold the ties in back on, theyhaveornoff.Anyideashowto attach cushions so that they stay?
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Date: 10/23/12 9:47 AM

You could try using a self fabric tab with velcro for a cleaner finish.

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Date: 10/23/12 9:57 AM

Possible problems ...

Is your fabric sturdy enough to stand up to the tugging that the ties and their attachments go through? If the fabric is too light weight the ties might tear out of the seams.

Are the ties the same weight as the cushion fabric? If the ties are heavier then they might pull out or tear out of the cushions.

Are the cushions tied very snugly to the chair? I've made a number of porch chair cushion covers over the years and always tie them on with some give between the cushion and the chair so that the cushions can shift around while in use. I think that too much tension on the ties is a potential problem.

I make my ties out of the face fabric for the cushions (anything from outdoor fabric to new printed bedsheet fabric to good quality, tightly woven quilting cotton. I make each tie long enough to fold in half and tuck the fold into the seam allowance of the cushion before I make the seams and sometimes stitch on or near the seam line a second time. Often the folded bit of the tie extends beyond the edge of the cushion fabric a bit.

Hope this helps.

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Date: 10/23/12 10:36 AM

Put some rug grip under the cushions and then the butt won't budge the cushion and the ties will stay in place.

In fact, with the gripper product under the cushion you may not even need the ties.

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Date: 10/23/12 2:09 PM

Make the ties with elastic in them, so they are stretchie. That helped, along with the gripper under the chair cushion.

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Date: 10/23/12 7:01 PM

Thank you for your suggestions. I will use the rug gripper idea and tie the newly-reattached ties more loosely.

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