~ Quilt Slipcover Chair ~

I wanted to change the look of this wing chair
by making a slipcover with a vintage quilt.

Before Chair

This is the vintage quilt I had draped over the chair for a long time.
I bought this quilt top several years ago...added the backing and machine quilted.

Checking for enough fabric

I painted the legs with Chalk Paint™...Old White.



Here is the finished slipcover.
The chair didn't have a cushion so I made one out of cotton linen...down filled.

Finished Chair

Side view of slipcover

I used the binding edge of the quilt for the edge of the slipcover...so easy.

Finished back

What do you think?

Now the couch is the next slipcover project.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to slipcover a couch?

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Shabby Friends said...

LOVE IT. Karla, I really admire you sewing ability. When I sew, I cray.

Mona Kay said...


Lee said...

So nice-I love it!
I have an old quilt and thought about using it to cover a chair...but I have a cat with claws...so I don't think I will just yet.
Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

That is SO cute! Tami

janet said...

I love this!!!!!!!

Janet xox

Anna said...

this looks like such a comfortable chair, I love the way it looks with the quilt slipcover, great job!

Kelley said...

I love this! I would have never thought of using a quilt.


Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

I love it!!

Laurie said...

I love this idea. Must try it soon on a very similar chair.

Miss Char said...

I know there will be those getting the vapors in regards to cutting up a quilt but I like this look. Its creative and very inviting, thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Oh man, I want to know how to do this! It looks so nice! How do you measure? Did you use a book for directions?

Kristen said...

Looks great !

The Nester has a great tutorial on how to slipcover a couch.

SusieQ said...

This is great. I've always wanted to do it but didn't. Great job. I have wanted to do my couch, but haven't. Good luck

Anonymous said...

This is AMAZING! Love it! Hope you don't mind if I copy LOL! What size quilt did you use? Did you need special needles on the sewing machine for the thickness of the quilt? Any chance of a tutorial or step-by-by instructions? Thanks for sharing, Maureen mb99999@yahoo.com

Karen said...

It's gorgeous! and I'm in love with that cushion.

Shabby Friends said...

I'm exhausted from spending yesterday working on projects. All using the techniques learned in your wonderful class. Check me out

The Paper Mulberry said...

Oh Karla this is just lovely!!!! What pretty colours and I love the painted legs. I can't wait to make a pot of tea and sit to enjoy the rest of your amazing blog! Thank you so much for following me as I have now found you! Warmest wishes from a 500 year old farmhouse in England filled with French brocante! Hugs - Glenda xxxxxx

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Jan Timmer said...

Great ideas! Love the slipcovers! Jan

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

This is so cute! I LOVE it!