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« on: July 16, 2010 07:16:42 PM »

I gave my papasan a makeover!  I used all cotton scraps and had no real plan.  The smallest block is less than 1"x1" and the largest is about 8"x4".  I gave it a pocket back that I stitched closed with big stitches for now so I can take it off to clean it.  I will probably give it buttons and buttonholes on the backside someday, but I was just too excited to test it out  Tongue 

Much more eye-catching than the boring black cushion it has had for the last 10 yrs!  This is my first "Home Sweet Home" post, I'd love to hear what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010 07:25:21 PM »

LOVE IT!  this is what i wish all papasan cushions looked like -- 99% are so boring!  good job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010 07:32:17 PM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010 07:52:08 PM »

looks cozy!  even more cozy then a boring black/tan or other plain color... Love the patchwork cover!
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010 09:34:51 PM »

fabulous!!! I love it, it's so bright and cheerful!
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010 12:30:50 AM »

What a great way to spice up an otherwise ordinary chair!

This is really committing to the cover, but I think it would just put the whole project over the top if you were to add covered buttons and sew them through the cushion. It wouldn't be that much extra work to replace if you take the cover off to wash, and in the meantime it will make the seat look like a million bucks!

It's really quite lovely. I'm always a fan of patchwork upholstery.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010 12:50:24 AM »

I LOVE it!  It's so colourful!
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2010 10:16:07 AM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

My chair is so buried underneath supplies, but if it were as gorgeous as yours it wouldn't be!
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010 10:40:47 AM »

That's fantastic. I like the removability of the cover, people spill stuff on chairs, so nice to be able to just wash the cover. Smiley The bright colors and random patch sizes are really great.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2010 01:40:41 PM »

That's so awesome! I used to have a papasan chair, but had to give it up when we moved, because we didn't have enough room for it. That cover looks great! If I ever get another chair, I might attempt something similar. I love the patchwork look!
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2010 06:41:16 PM »

Looks great.  What a lot of work!  I hope everyone appreciates it Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2010 07:02:10 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments!!

Julibooli- That's a great idea, I think I'll try that! 
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2010 07:22:39 AM »

Love this! The colors are so bright and cheery - nice work!
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2010 01:21:01 PM »

quilted papasan!
I love it!
Very nice work Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2010 01:38:50 PM »

this makes me want to get my papasan out of the basement and do a re'do!  it's so cheery, I love it!
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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2010 01:40:44 PM »

I love it, so colorful, awesome!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2010 02:06:34 PM »

Oh my gosh... it looks so cozy! I just want to snuggle down in it. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2010 05:50:24 PM »

So cool!  You've inspired me to try to change my cushion around a bit instead of just throwing a blanket around it.
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2010 06:58:06 PM »

sweet quiltedness!
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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2010 07:20:06 PM »

that is awesome... I love it... you did a great job.... hmmmmm, "I have a chair that needs a new look".......thanks for the inspiration!!
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2010 08:12:30 AM »

Your scraps are making me drool, lovely color combos and great patchwork.  My furniture is so dull, but I don't think this look would translate so well to a leather loveseat.  Undecided
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2010 09:39:17 AM »

Fabulous idea and execution--I love it!
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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2010 09:42:40 AM »

love it! Patchwork stuff is my favorite. So clever and way to use scraps! hitting this rocks. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2010 09:58:30 AM »

That looks so comfy! And what a great use of scraps, even the smallest ones.
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2010 01:29:19 PM »

WOW, i want this in my home!  i would buy this if i saw it in the store, it looks amazing!  if those are your scrap pieces you must have some great other projects Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2010 01:53:42 PM »

The looks sooo cozy and cheerful!  Well done you! Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2010 03:44:24 PM »

Looks very comfortable, inviting, and "home sweet homey"!
Nice job!
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« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2010 05:58:03 PM »

I clicked on "this rocks" for you because this cover is awesome!   It looks so cozy.  I could imaging myself curling up with a book in that chair. 
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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2010 08:17:39 PM »

This is the PERFECT summer reading place! Or any other season, for that matter. I'm wicked jealous of your papasan cover!
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« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2010 09:03:15 PM »

I LOVE this! Cheesy I love the colors, the patchwork style, and everything. Well done!
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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2010 02:07:10 PM »

Oh, this is LOVELY! Something like this would look so GREAT in my house! My kids would totally love it too. Why can't I find a papasan chair no matter how hard I try? *wants*
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« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2010 11:29:56 AM »

Thank you all so much!  There have been fights over who gets to sit in it already.  I think my couch feels neglected.  Tongue

craftylittlemonkey- Cost Plus World Market always has papasan chairs, and I think you can order online if you don't have one near you!  Craigslist has them a lot around here too! 
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« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2010 03:34:30 PM »

I love this! It looks like something one of my friends picked up at pier one once upon a time... only with better fabric Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2010 06:11:06 PM »

awesome i love it! Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2010 04:53:29 AM »

I love this! papasan chairs are great..but this is the best cover i've seen by far!
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