How to Select the Right Cushion Style and Size for Your Patio Furniture
With scores of cushion styles and sizes on our website, finding the right one can be a challenge! Follow these
steps to save time...
Step 1: Edge Style
There are three basic edge styles for most cushions...
||Knife edge cushions have a seam along the center of each
side, and the fabric rolls around the front edge. Corners are finished with a box seam. Some have a
"butterfly" corner. Knife edge cushions are the least cost of the three styles.
||Boxed cushions are constructed with a strip of fabric around
the edges that join the top layer and the bottom layer, to form a neat, square (box) edge. The edge
fabric is adjusted to the thickness of the fill.
||Boxed & Welted cushions are similar in construction to
boxed edge, with the addition of welting (a cord, or piping) sewn into the top and bottom seams.
This makes for a very nice, higher end look. Boxed and welted cushions are the most expensive type
Each collection of cushions on our website are grouped primarily by the type of furniture they are most commonly
used on. So start your search based upon your type of furniture. However, there is no reason why you can't
use a collection on a different type of furniture! Just find the style you like and then look for the right
Step 2: Size
You will find the dimensions of each "standard" cushion shown as shown here:
In this example, the cushion width is 22" and its TOTAL length (a
hinged cushion laid out flat) is 44". The total length is then divided up as seat 22" and the back is split
into two equal parts of 11". This is the most complex cushion style we have! Cushions that have no hinge, such
as a seat pad will only have two dimensions. The thickness is shown below the size.
Step 3: Measuring your cushions
This step is very important (see link below). Once you have measured your cushion, you need to find the
nearest size match, in the style you want. A half inch plus or minus is no problem -- cushions are very
forgiving! However, it is better to order slightly larger than smaller.
If you don't find a size close enough to your measurements, you will need to order a custom size. You do this by
clicking the button in the row of the cushion that is nearest to your
size. You will then be able to enter your dimensions in the shopping cart. Note that customizing any
"standard" cushion will incur an upcharge, even if it is smaller. The upcharge can very from 25-50% depending
on the style and size, so you might want to compromize a little in some cases.
If you can't find a cushion style on our website that's
similar to your own,
just fill in our Custom Cushion Quote Request Form
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