Framed beauty – Creased piping for your cushion

Hidden string

Piping may be as important for a cushion as the main fabric. Piping acts as a frame for the cushion similarly as a frame finalizes a piece of art. In these cushions we used creased piping to create a more powerful and vibrant effect otc cialis. This is easily done by upholstering a string with fabric of choice. The fabric can be creased with more or less frequent folds according to the desired result. You may use a common basic string that can be purchased from any hardware store. The string does not have to be especially meant for upholstering since it will be covered by the fabric and this way eventually hidden. An inexpensive alternative will do here as well. However, use white or light colored string if you wish to keep the string unseen. Likewise, white color is a safer choice when washing the cushion to avoid any color damages.

Silklinings

Say no to thickness, but yes to shine

The fabric that you use to upholster the string is easier to crease if it is not too thick. We especially love to use silk for this purpose for two reasons. First, silk fabric is thin enough to enable even very frequent folds. Second, silk as a material gives a multidimensional effect that highlights the folds due to its natural shiny character.

United colors

Choose the piping color to match the motif of the main fabric of your cushion to create a coherent end result. For the light aqua colored cushion, we used a shade of green that nicely repeats the flower motif of the main fabric. Also, piping can act as an element to unite the two different fabrics used in the front and back sides of the cushion as we did. The brown silk piping tie together the brown and white checked fabric and the light blue fabric with orchids. Two totally different fabrics are happily bound together in this marriage of decoration.

Pipings in shadow

 

 

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