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« on: August 07, 2009 03:39:13 PM »

This was a pretty simple project but it's been forever since I posted anything so I just wanted to throw this up...
I had gotten pretty tired of meditating on my rag-tag hodge-podge of pillows and such so I created this ensemble suited perfectly to my sitting style.


My favorite pillows are stuffed with buckwheat hulls so I went searching online for sources and finally asked the nice people at the Davis (CA) Food Co-op and they ordered a 25lb bag for me.

(the bbq is shown for scale...it's huge!!)

My canning funnel made stuffing a breeze!


Knowing just where I needed support, I made a cover for the base foam cushion; the seat cushion is about 14"x14"; the seat cushion and knee supports were first made with heavy-duty ticking (so cute!)

Here are my two ticking cakes, slightly understuffed so they easily conform to my body:


All of the green cushion covers are removable as such:


I'm very happy with the whole get-up. It's all so comfy...no more squirmy meditations  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009 03:53:20 PM »

Wow - they are perfect, nice job! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009 04:46:52 PM »

Your ensemble looks wonderful & very well executed! 
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009 04:56:43 PM »

very smart!  why did you pick buckwheat? 
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009 05:05:53 PM »

Thank you  Grin
I guess that's the beauty of sitting on the wrong stuff until you know exactly what you want.

mego: Several of the fancy, expensive, "store-bought" cushions I've seen are stuffed with it. That's where I first found out about it. It's relatively light weight and it molds to your body really well. My seat cushion is a 14"x14" square but it's only about 5/8 full so it goes where my body needs it to go and not the other way 'round. The rounds ones are a bit fuller but I can dent them in or fluff them up depending on how flexible my legs are feeling at the time.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009 05:36:03 PM »

It's so nice that you can know and then make exactly what you want for this purpose!  The fabric you picked is tranquil w/o being dull, which makes them even more appealing, but there is something so darn charming about those ticking cakes!

It's genius that you filled them inside the bag of buckwheat so any spill lands just where it needs to go to be used.
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009 06:02:38 PM »

It's genius that you filled them inside the bag of buckwheat so any spill lands just where it needs to go to be used.

HA! Ya, every now and again I get the good idea before I execute the bad one.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009 06:59:52 PM »

It's genius that you filled them inside the bag of buckwheat so any spill lands just where it needs to go to be used.

HA! Ya, every now and again I get the good idea before I execute the bad one.  Wink

Don't you feel smart when that happens?  Awesome that the bag had room to do that, too!
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009 09:30:30 AM »

very smart!  why did you pick buckwheat? 

And btw, Mego, if you decide to do this be sure to get buckwheat hulls. The buckwheat itself would be much heavier and might start smelling rancid over time.
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