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Last year, I bought a new "fade-resistant" patio umbrella and matching cushions for my outdoor furniture.

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It looked nice -- cheery and bright.  But.  "Fade-resistant"?  Not so much.  This year, the same umbrella and cushions are looking tired and kind of sad . . . totally faded to shades of grey.

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I really don't want to have to replace my umbrella and cushions every year.  I decided to let Project Spectrum inspire me . . . to add a brighter, greener touch to my tired patio cushions.

I headed to my local fabric store where I found outdoor upholstery fabric -- Sunbrella -- it's supposed to be "fade-resistant" but I'm not holding my breath.

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And I made five cushions.

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I think they turned out pretty well; I'm happy with them - especially the contrast piping.

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They brighten up the little couch and the chair.

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And make the swing look much more inviting.

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It's still looking pretty faded. . . but I think the cushions will help bring a little bright spot to the patio.

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Until they fade out, too, that is!!!

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margene

It may be faded but everything looks very handsome with your new upgraded pillows. Nicely done!!

Carole

It's such a bummer when cushions fade. The Sunbrella should be a better choice.

Vicki

Some of those fade-resistant fabrics really are! I'm on a quest to replace the several-years-old cushions on our glider because the fabric failed (big rip) -- stripes are still quite bright! These were out in every type of weather imaginable and are also well-used by kittehs, in addition to humans.
; )

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND UP NORTH!!

Marilyn

Don't you just love the feeling of satisfaction that comes from sewing? What a wonderful addition to your furniture.
Here, it's not the sun that attacks the cushions...it's the squirrels! uff.

Cookie

Fade resistant if kept out of direct sunlight. :^)

Love the fix!

Sara

Nice cushions. You did a great job! They do brighten up the area!

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