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A fabric conundrum …

May 28, 2010

I’ve been knitting. But, more importantly, I’ve been bit by the home sewing bug. Yarn and fabric rule my world (and what a great world it is).

I’ve planned on recovering the couch cushions for quite some time now. I had the perfect fabric in mind and set to cutting out the covers. But there isn’t enough of the beautiful flowered tapestry to cover the front and back of six 8″ cushions. What to do?

Couch cushion covers

What to do? Buy new fabric, back with a coordinating fabric, or use the current fabric as a backing?

I ask you, dear internet friends, what shall I do.

  1. I could use the original covers as a backing.  This would accomplish two things:  The pillow cases would have a back; and I’d be able to switch them about for a different look and feel whenever the mood strikes.  Using the existing and matching fabric would also match the cushions to the couch (as they are in their original form).
  2. I could buy another solid fabric matching it to one of the colours in the tapestry.  Blues, burgundies, and deep greens would be acceptable choices.
  3. I could dust the current plan altogether and spend an afternoon in the fabric store to seek out the perfect compliment to the couch and the room.

I love the flowered tapestry fabric.  The burgundy pops against the light background of the couch and coordinates with the wall colour quite nicely.  I wouldn’t be adverse to a blue as it seems to coordinate well with the walls.

What to do?  What say you, internet people?  Leave me a comment and vote for one of the choices above, or you might have a better idea that you could share.

Now for knitting:

I have been knitting.  I completed Bombshell and the Bloomin’ Cardi. I am currently working on a beautiful colourwork pullover in a fabulous cotton / linen 50/50 blend.   I am looking forward to wearing Pastille!

Bombshell from Big Girl Knits is now my favourite sweater.

Bombshell from Big Girl Knits is now my favourite sweater.

Oh the Bobbles! I knit this beauty for my daughter, Chevelle.  I shall never knit Bobbles again!

Oh the Bobbles! I knit this beauty for my daughter, Chevelle. I shall never knit Bobbles again!

Pastille in progress:  An easy knit and a quick one too.  I love colour work.

Pastille in progress: An easy knit and a quick one too. I love colour work.

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