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Welcome to spring.  It’s time to prepare your patio and outdoor furniture for an enjoyable summer.  That means it’s time to order patio cushions for your furniture to replace those old and worn-out cushions.  Taking a little time now picking out fabric and order cushions will pay off because it will ensure you receive custom-made patio cushions in time for summer and use them on your patio. 

Evaluate Your Existing Patio Cushions

Whether you have tufted, foam, or deep seating cushion sets, carefully inspecting your existing patio cushions will reveal whether you need new ones.  It would be best to look for a cushion’s aesthetics and functionality. They need to look and feel good.

First, look at the shape.  Misshapen cushions can make furniture look undesirable.  Patio cushions should hold their original perimeter shape for the furniture.  The seat cushions have a purpose: to cushion your seat.  So, the cushion should have sufficient padding to make your seat comfortable after sitting for 30 minutes.   Similarly, back cushions should be soft to comfort your back, not be thin and bumpy.  The cushion fabric should be clean and not faded out.  Seams and fabric should be sewn closed with no loose or frayed ends. 

If any of these issues are a problem, it’s time to buy patio cushions for your outdoor furniture.

Choice of Fabric

If you are a person that takes care of their patio cushions and puts them away in between use, then the all-weather fabric is a great choice for you. All-weather fabric, also known as spun polyester fabric, is a print.  That means inks are used to print the patterns or colors on the polyester fabric.  Spun poly is available in an enormous selection of various patterns and solid colors. It’s one of the most economical fabric selections for outdoor patio cushions. Water won’t bother this fabric.  Over a long period, in direct sunlight, it will begin to fade.  But if you keep the furniture covered, take the cushions inside, or store them out of the direct sunlight when you’re not using them, they will last a long time without fading.

Sunbrella fabric is the premium choice for patio cushions.  Sunbrella is an acrylic fabric, meaning it’s waterproof; the color of the yarn that makes up the fabric has the color blended within it, along with ultraviolet inhibitors that keep the fabric color from fading or deteriorating.  The color won’t come out under normal use or cleaning, and the fabric will last long.  The selection of patterns is not as large as the all-weather fabric. Still, it is a superior fabric for outdoor furniture patio cushions and the most desirable to use in the sunbelt.  If you live in the south where the sun is relentless, use Sunbrella fabric.


Once you have found the right fabric, place your order to receive your new patio cushions in time for the summer.  Depending on where you order your cushions, it may take two to 16 weeks.  Wicker Living, LLC strives to complete cushion orders within three weeks.

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