So in the 42 years I’ve had this couch, I’ve covered it in everything from red ultra suede to fat denim stripes, a southwestern design, and a yellowish pattern. (And those are just the ones I remember.)
This time, I searched for a navy and white fabric, something crisp to match the new quilt I love. But navy—the real navy, so dark it’s almost black—is not in style at the moment.
Then I remembered that every time I recovered this furniture, my mother said, “I like mattress ticking.”
She was right, as usual. Not only is this the least expensive covering ever, it’s also our favorite.