Sandy Koepke
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April 14, 2013
Joseph Linaschke wrote:
Advice on making/buying outdoor cushions please - I'm scheming an outdoor Moroccan inspired lounge area, and so loads of cushions and pillows like you see here will be a necessity. I want to make as much of this as I can myself to save money (and make it more original). When it comes to making cushions and pillows for outdoors, what kind of material and stuffing should I be looking for? We live in Oregon so in the winter this will all have to come inside, but even in the summer we get rain and I don't want to have to freak out at every sprinkle. It won't get much direct sun so bleaching is less of a concern than water resilience. Thanks!
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Sandy Koepke
the fabric does not keep water out. special outdoor foam that wicks water through is best. it costs about twice as much but worth it. i wrap the foam with fiberfill.
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Joseph Linaschke
Thanks again Sandy. I'll look into all of that!
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December 26, 2012
jessyshalala wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

7. Opt for outdoor fabrics. When Koepke started working on outdoor spaces, the fabric choices were slim. Today, we're lucky enough to have a slew of options to choose from, like sheers and woven textiles, bright colors and more subtle tones. Whatever you choose to use on your patio furniture, make sure it's solution-dyed acrylic, insists Sandy. That way it will be able to stand up to to whatever weather comes its way.

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