Monday, August 17, 2009

Thank you No Chintz

A few weeks ago I visited No Chintz in Sydney. While I couldn't afford the $100+ per metre for much of the fabric, I found the remnants basket and made some beautiful cushions. For ages I've experimented with several different cushion combinations for this seat and never been entirely happy with them. When I don't change cushions for six months, I know I've found the right ones. Hopefully these will be them. The fabric on the left is Designer's Guild:

I made this green and pink cushion over six months ago and from the minute I placed it on this chair with the vintage floral print one, they've stayed together in their cushiony perfection:

I've had these two for over five years. I made the one at the back from No Chintz remnants and the front one from the still-intact border of a threadbare vintage tablecloth:
These are also made from No Chintz remnants, the back one recently and the front one a few years ago:

7 comments:

pabennetts said...

Your cushions look lovely!! I especially love your green and pink cushions. Can I ask, when you make your covers, how much bigger than the insert do you make the finished cover? I can never get my cushions to be the right 'plumpness'.

Beach Vintage said...

Great result. Don't you just love the remnants box!

beth said...

My cushions are hit and miss. I make them exactly the same size as the insert with half an inch for the seam allowance. I think plumpness depends on the insert. I'm just so happy to have them I don't worry too much if they're not perfect. I just use an envelope style because I don't like zippers :)

Iris said...

These look great! You'll have to teach me the art of cushion-covering :-)

Blushing hostess said...

Kinf of a fun way to begin with chintz anyway!

beth said...

Blushing Hostess: I just realised the irony in the fact that the store prides itself on it's lack of chintz yet some of the fabrics do look a little 'chintzy'.

Che Birba said...

Lovely blog!
I will link you on my blog and I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

Laura from Italy

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