I started with a book of upholstery fabric samples. I cut out all of the samples and sewed them together in a random pattern, then I turned them into a quilt. In the mean time, I decided that I needed to cover the black cushion on our futon so that we can use it in our living room. I bought some corduroy material and sewed it onto the sides and back to create a pocket. We put the cushion into the pocket, sewed on some pretty ribbons and tied it shut! Wa-la! A pretty new futon sofa for our new living room!