|To review -- I have A LOT OF THIS FABRIC...Two panels 54"x 84", with that mildew resistant lining...but it doesn't have that yellow pop I need...|
|I've had this piece of outdoor fabric for so long, I can't even remember where it came from...But there isn't much of it, and too bad it doesn't have any yellow...|
|Then, of course, I REMEMBERED I HAD PAINT...|
|For Cushion #1, I painted on some yellow accents -- to go with my beloved Ralph Lauren YELLOW duvet cor...|
|This is the back of cushion #1...|
|Cushion #2 is completely different (yet the same)...|
|The back of Cushion #2, BEFORE I added the strokes of yellow...|
|The first two cushions are SPECTACULAR...I am sooo delighted with them!!|
|The back side of the cushions are not quite as jazzy...but aren't they wonderful?? The painted pops of yellow make all the difference!|
WHAT WAS I THINKING?? That was a major mistake. Heat and Bond is NOT something you want to sew through...much less, with the thickness of two layers of outdoor fabrics. I kept gumming up my sewing machine needle...the thread would wrap around the uptake...I had to disassemble my sewing machine...SEVERAL TIMES...it was a frustrating lesson....
By the time I got to the second cushion -- I KNEW BETTER. I simply laid the two layers together, and did a basting stitch around the outside edge. Problem solved...
Next week, I'll share my secret way to put in the perfect zipper every time...!!