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ninacrum
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Date: 2/21/13 1:51 PM

I'm having some banquette cushions made for a dining area. I really want something that will last and be easy to take care of and clean. The shop I'm working with recommended Sunbrella fabric. It looks nice to me. Should I have any concerns about how it will wear and clean up? They also tell me it won't fade, I guess it's meant for outdoors too. Thanks in advance.

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Date: 2/21/13 3:09 PM


Sunbrella does make outdoor fabrics.. But you can also use commercial made fabrics.. made for bars and such..
However.. it is your home.. so just buy a decent fabric.. not a thin thread count but an actual upholstery fabric and scotchguard it.. I would do that whatever fabric I used..

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Date: 2/21/13 4:30 PM

I have sunbrella fabric on a bench on my front porch. It looks and wears great. I made my own cushions and it was very easy to sew. As I worked on it I was thinking I would use it for my kitchen chairs. So, yes, it cleans up easily, does not fade and you just don't have to worry about it.

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Date: 2/21/13 8:49 PM

Thanks!

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Date: 2/21/13 11:55 PM

Another option is Crypton fabric. They have their own website and also sell it at Joanns. That's where I bought mine. They have it on their website and I special ordered mine when it was on sale, They have some beautiful faux suedes and chenilles. I had my couch reupholstered in a Crypton chenille several years ago and it't wearing very well. I liked it so much I bought some more for a loveseat in my family room.

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