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What Outdoor Fabrics do you offer for Custom Replacement Cushions and Pillows?

 Sunbrella Outdoor Fabrics   Outdura Outdoor Fabric For Cushions   Sunbelievable Outdoor Fabrics  Fortress Outdoor Fabrics  Thibault Luxury Outdoor Fabrics   Perennials Luxury Outdoor Fabrics  Phifertex Replacement Sling Fabrics  Twitchell Replacement Sling Fabrics   Tempotest Outdoor Fabrics  Revolution Outdoor Fabrics

 

We offer an amazing selection of outdoor fabrics. Including Sunbrella, Outdura, Tempotest, Revolution, Maria Flora, Sunbelievable, Fortress, Inside Out, Phifer, Twitchell, Perrenials and more. Each manufacturer offers a huge selection of durable, UV resistant fabrics for your outdoor cushions and pillows. Order free fabric swatches of our online fabric selection before you order. If you live in the North Texas area, you are welcome to come by and look at our fabric books in person. Our talented design team will help select and coordinate fabrics for your custom outdoor cushion project.

 

CLICK HERE for FREE Fabric swatches of out outdoor cushion fabric.

 

CLICK HERE to view/print PDF our SOLID outdoor fabric selection

 

CLICK HERE to view/print PDF our STRIPE outdoor fabric selection

 

CLICK HERE to view/print our TEXTURE outdoor fabric selection 

 

CLICK HERE to view/print our PATTERN outdoor fabric selection 

 

 

 

What Is A Solution Dyed Acrylic?

 

Solution-dyed acrylic fabrics keep their colour longer because of the specific process that’s used to dye the fibres. Acrylic fibres start as a liquid acrylic polymer solution. The chemical fluid is forced through a device called a spinneret, which has many tiny holes. Long acrylic fibres are extruded during this process.  The sun, wind and rain can take a toll on your outdoor cushions.

Outdoor fabrics need to endure the elements. Your patio furniture cushions should look great and maintain their color for several years. Solution dyed acrylics are the most common outdoor fabrics used for outdoor patio furniture cushions and pillows. The most well-known manufacturers of Solution Dyed Acrylic Outdoor fabrics in the US are Sunbrella, Outdura, and Tempotest. Acrylic fabrics are durable, high-performance synthetic fabrics made from acrylic fibers.

 

      The benefits of a Solution Dyed Acrylic  Fabrics are:

  • UV Stable & Fade Resistant
  • Mildew Resistant
  • Stain Resistant
  • Bleach Cleanable

 

How Are Solution Dyed Acrylics Made?

 

Acrylic fiber starts as a liquid polymer solution. The liquid is extruded to make long strands or fibers. To create the color, dye is added to the chemical solution before it is extruded. This gives the fiber a consistent color throughout. The dye or color does not sit on the surface of the fiber but goes all the way through. Think of adding food coloring to your icing for cupcakes. The icing starts out white, but when you add the food coloring and stir, the color is all the way through the icing.

 

 

                

 

Another analogy is a carrot! If you slice a carrot in half, you can see the orange color all the way through. Compare this to a radish and it becomes easier to understand. When you slice a radish, you see the red color on the outside of the radish only. The inside is white. This is the difference between a solution-dyed acrylic and a piece dyed fiber. Solution Dyed Acrylics like Sunbrella, Outdura, Tempotest and Maria Flora can keep their color longer due to the dying process before extrusion.

 

What Is A Solution Dyed Polyester?

 

This type of fabric is created with fiber that are extruded as clear or white. The fibers are placed in a vat of dye to apply the color. The dye does not penetrate the entire fiber through and through but dyes the surface of the fiber. The colored fibers are then woven together to create the fabric pattern. Using the images abve Solution Dyed of Vat died is similar to a radish. The color is on the outside of the fiber or yarn.
 

What Is A Printed Polyester?

Polyester fibers are extruded and woven into a plain white bas cloth fabric. The pattern or design is then printed onto the fabric with High UV inks. Printed polyester design are not woven into the fabric, thus there is a bigger variety of colors and patterns available. The down side is that the Printed Polyster fabric does not have a long life in the sun. It has limited UV stability and will fade very quickly. This type of outdoor fabric is perfect for covered patios that do not get full sunlight all day long.

What Is the Warranty On Outdoor Fabrics?

Can  you match the fabric on my existing cushions?

Should I bring or send my old cushions to use as a pattern?

Do I have to leave my old cushions behind?

What if I don't have the original cushions that came with the furniture?

Can you just recover my old cushions and use the old foam?

Squirrels at my cushions, can you just repair?

Can you match my existing outdoor fabric?

Can I get samples of outdoor cushion fabrics before I order?
 
 
 
HOW TO CLEAN OUTDOOR CUSHIONS
 
What if my patio cushions get wet?
 
Can I put my cushion covers in the washing machine?
 
How long with the outdoor fabric used to make patio furniture cushions last?
 
What is the warranty for custom made outdoor patio furniture cushions.
 
Can I leave my cushions outside all year round?
 
How should I store my outdoor cushions for the Winter?
 
How do I clean my outdoor cushions?
 
How do I keep the squirrels from tearing up my cushions?
 
What should I do with my cushions in the winter?
 
Should I spray my cushions with scotch guard?
 
How about a water proofing spray?
 
Can I throw my cushions I the pool to clean them?
 
 
OUTDOOR CUSHION CONSTRUCTION
 

What kind of foam is used for new outdoor cushions?
 
Can I just have you recover my old patio cushions with new fabric?


Polyeurathane foam
Dacron Fiber
Loose Fiber


MAKING NEW REPLACEMENT CUSHIONS FROM OLD PATIO FURNITURE CUSHIONS
 
What if I don’t have my old patio cushions to use as a pattern?

Can I make a pattern of my outdoor cushion and send it to you?
 
Should I send the old patio cushion covers to use as a pattern?
 
Can I bring the old patio furniture cushions to Chair Care Patio?
 
Do I have to leave my old cushions with you or can I take them home?
 
 
STYLES OF OUTDOOR PATIO FURNTIURE CUSHIONS
 
What is Boxed cushion
 
Boxed Knife edge
 
Boxed Double Piped
 
What Is  A Bull Nose Cushion Style
 
What Is A Waterfall Front
 
Center Seam Cushion
 
Center Welt or Piping
 
 
What is a universal cushion
 
What is a cartridge cushion?
 
What is  A Deep Seating Cushion
 
 
 
CUSHION FEATURES
Hidden Zipper
Velcro Ties
Fabric Ties
Loop Ties
Covered Buttons
Hinge
Fabric Hinge
Contrast Welt
Cord Edge
Fringe
Jumbo Welting
Covered Button
 
Waterproof liner?


 
 
HOW TO MEASURE FOR NEW PATIO FURNITURE CUSHIONS
Club Chair
Chaise
Dining Chair
Loveseat
Double Chaise