Thursday, August 19, 2010

Quilted Slipcover

This slipcover was made from 3 full/queen sized quilts my customer purchased from Marshalls. Sewing the slipcover from quilts was easier than I originally thought. The quilted fabric stretched and conformed beautifully to the shape of the sofa. I pre-washed the quilts in HOT water and dried on a HOT setting. I recommended that the customer use a commercial size washing machine for future washings. Yet another sofa calling me to curl up with a book.

Here is the before picture of the sofa.

The after picture. I don't like photographing my slipcovers in the outdoors, however since my customer is in the middle of moving I was unable to place the slipcover on the sofa at her house.

The side view pictures show how well the quilted fabric conformed to the shape of the sofa.


  1. Gosh, that turned out nice! And what a deal for the fabric! Glad to hear it went together easier than planned. I found the matelasse fabric I used on chair covers was easy to work with also.

    Was there much shrinkage when you washed them initially?


  2. Thanks Ellen!

    I just checked out your blog. Wow! great job on the settee slipcover.

    Yes, the quilts shrunk around 3 inches after washed.

  3. Great job Tessy. I have a quilt I've been wanting to use for a slipcover. One day.

  4. Oh wow, that looks lovely done with quilts.
    I have been wanting to transform a couple of chairs I have with slipcovers and have had drop cloths on my mind to use, but I am loving your quilts idea.

  5. Oh Girl!!! How beautiful. I love the slipcovers. As usual the work you do is excellent. What a great idea!

  6. They look beautiful! I'm going to start looking for quilts so my sister can start making me slip covers. She sent me this link, so I hope she reads this! You are so incredibly talented!

  7. Hi Teresa! You're posting again! I'm so sorry I havn't been by.
    This is gorgeous! Well, everything you do is.
    I have a king size white one I want to use for a slip one day. I'm waiting for the perfect piece.
    I looked down through your other new posts. They're all so wonderful. Your work is perfection!

  8. That looks great. What nice fitting slipcovers you make! I love the tiny ruffle detail on the chair covers. I may have to try that.

  9. Awesome site, I had not noticed previously in my searches!
    Keep up the superb work!

  10. What an inspired idea! It turned out beautifully, too!

  11. You have a superb talent .... love these! Jennifer

  12. I just died. DIED. This is UNREAL. Can you PUH-LEAZE come to New York and do my entire home? So gorgeous, I can't even stand it. I adore the piping. It's SOOOO custom.

  13. Geogeous!! And please tell us about the turquoise pillows - did you make those too? What is that fabric?

  14. Hi Tisha,

    Thank you! The pillows are made with Amy Butler fabric. I forgot the pattern name but you can check out her website for this patter and more of her beautiful fabrics.