Currently I have one print and several plains, do you think I need some more prints? I tried some others from my stash (little leaves etc) and they didn't really work.
I feel my rainbow is a bit lacking on the whole blue/purple front and want to add more in this, do you agree?
How large/small do you think I need the pieces to be in the patchwork to give a nice aesthetic?
How much does the chair need to be like the sofa to look like it was deliberate?
Do you think I can use larger pieces on the sides and back, or should I have similar sized piecing all over?
Fabric content - I have some cotton, some poly. Can I mix them successfully if everything is prewashed and pressed?
Closures - do I need to go with long zippers on the cushions, or could I use buttons, velcro etc instead.
My plan was to start first on the chair as it is slightly simpler, and much smaller. In order to share the fabrics between the pieces, I planned to give the chair 1/3rd of the fabric yardage, and the sofa 2/3rds and try and balance the design between the two, so whilst not the same they look like they belong together.
Any other tips from anyone who has made loose covers for furniture? (I've covered beanbags, cushions, made duvet covers, pillowcases and curtains as well as clothing, but never loose covers for a sofa or chair).