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Thread: A quick project for solving a seat of the pants need

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    Junior Member Fixedgearhead's Avatar
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    Here is what I did this morning. I have a small low desk who's use, involves using a kneeling seat called a Seiza Bench which I made out of Oak. This is a Japanese furniture style which is very popular in Zen Meditation circles. My wife has one she uses exclusively, whenever she meditates. The project at hand, involved making a quilted cushion, of black cotton twill, that is permanently attached with snaps that can be undone and the cushion can be washed if needed. The first picture is of the bench in place with the cushion installed on it. The second and third pictures are of the cushion itself, top and bottom. 4 layers of cotton batting and diamond quilted makes everything stay in place, and cushions my "bitter end", while seated in a kneeling position and studying texts or using the IPad for whatever reason. I finally am able to really enjoy this space with addition of the cushion. Thought you might like to see what I did on my 70th birthday morning. My wife is downstairs, in the kitchen making me a double crust apple pie, my favorite for the birthday dinner. No cake for me, my choice is always Apple Pie.
    John

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    Cushion top
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    very cool!

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    That is very cool!

    Happy Birthday! -- And I'm a cheesecake kinda girl myself - my father-in-law like lemon meringue for his birthday.

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    great project

    also Happy Birthday to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digitizingqueen
    very cool!
    ditto!!
    dear :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digitizingqueen
    very cool!
    ditto!!!
    dar

    :thumbup:

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    Awesome project...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Apple pie is my hubby's FAV too!

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    -Happy birthday..How blessed you are to look so well on your birthday

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    Happy birthday. I love what you did. You are just so creative. Enjoy your pie.

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    Happy Birthday to you...I can almost smell that apple pie...and what an inventive guy are are!!! Great project!!! Enjoy...Naomi :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Happy birthday. Hope you get some special "me" time as well as the apple pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    Quote Originally Posted by Digitizingqueen
    very cool!
    ditto!!
    dear :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Happy B-day from May in Jersey, Welcome to the Over 70 Quilting Club.

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    Happy Belated Birthday, John. Nice cushion.

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    Very nice and Happy Birthday.

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    That is so cool that it is removable for washing. Great idea.

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    Happy Birthday to a verry talented man!

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    H apiojfdaaa dd f Biralkjd;fsasoiaupya to you!

    (That is me singing Happy Birthday off key!)

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    HaPpY Birthday!

    Wow, you made a great cushion. Love it when men sew.

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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Cool.

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    Very nice!!

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