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Old 06-22-2002, 07:41 AM
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Question Noodles for Slipcovers

HI, I want some opinions. I have been looking for something to keep my slipcovers from "slipping" off the cushions. I've been seeing a commercial on TV for these foam tubes, but they are very expensive. So, I've been brainstorming: I've thought about using PVC covered with non-slip shelf liner, and foam pipe insulation. Today the light bulb went off: what about using the noodles sold in stores for swimming pool toys? What do you think?
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Old 06-22-2002, 10:01 AM
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Noodles just may work. I have seen on Trading SPaces that Frank (the older man) used plain PVC piping to hold slip covers in.

Have you tried anything yet?
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Old 06-22-2002, 11:00 AM
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slipcovers

No, I haven't tried anything yet. I thought about the PVC, but it's so smooth, it seems like it wouldn't hold the slipcover in very well.

Plus, I'm thinking that the noodles would bend around the corners in the back and they probably would be even cheaper than the PVC. What do you think?
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Old 06-27-2002, 05:51 AM
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What a great idea! I am so frustrated with my slipcovers! I spent 2 hours one day safety pinning them PERFECT. One week later, they've all popped! I was actually thinking of NAILING it to the sofa! I think I will try the noodles...if it doesn't work, my kids can use them as beach toys. Maybe I'll let them have the sofa too
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:12 AM
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noodles

AMEN!!
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:25 AM
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On the other hand....if I used PVC and it didn't stay I could DRILL it in! LOL
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Old 06-27-2002, 07:22 AM
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Yeah, or just drill through it to take out your frustration!!
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Old 06-28-2002, 08:41 AM
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Keeping slipcovers in place

Have been using those gray foam pipe insulators for years to hold the slipcovers down. Just hide them behind the cushions and you have a less than $1.00 each insulator cure from the hardware store. Can't get much cheaper than that..
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Old 06-28-2002, 10:27 AM
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noodles

Well, I guess I didn't do too badly then. I got two noodles at Wal-Mart last night. They were on sale for $1.44 each. I had enought to do down both sides and across the back of the cushions.

So far, it seems to be working pretty well. I guess I'll be able to tell more after a few days.

Yee Haw, a cheap, inexpensive alternative. I love it when that happens.
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I think I need to get a few noodles. I need them for the sheets I keep on the couch for the dog.
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