If you have an extra comforter or two in the linen cupboard and you have a family room with a floor for lounging, you could repurpose the extra comforters into large floor cushions. The quilting adds loft and texture, and when you stuff the cushion with a separate fiberfill or foam chip filler, you get a washable, utilitarian and most of all comfortable floor cushion in a size and shape that suits you and your family.
Decide the dimensions you wish for your floor cushion and add 2 inches to each measurement. For example, if you want the finished cushion to be a 30-inch square, plan to cut two pieces 32 inches by 32 inches.
Lay the comforter on the table, wrong side up. Draw the outline of one cut piece.
Insert pins outside of the perimeter of the cut line, 1 inch from the line. Insert them all the way through the comforter and parallel to the cut line, one pin every 3 to 4 inches. Insert pins on the inside of the perimeter of the cut line, 1 1/2 inches from the cut line and 3 to 4 inches apart. The pins hold the comforter flat and make cutting through all the layers a bit easier. Use extra-long straight pins or 2-inch safety pins, whichever allows you to pin through the whole comforter.
Cut the comforter following the cut line. Leave the pins around the inside perimeter in place.
Mark, pin and cut the second piece.
Serge or zigzag around the perimeter of each piece. Remove the holding pins.
Pin the two pieces together, right side to right side, with two rows of pins. Insert the rows parallel to the cut edge, one row 1 1/2 inches from the edge and the other row 1/2 inch from the edge.
Sew around the perimeter with a 1-inch seam allowance, sewing between the rows of pins. Leave a 20-inch section of one seam open. Remove the pins.
Trim the seam allowance at each corner down to 1/4 inch to reduce bulk in the corners. Cut diagonally across the corner within the seam allowance and take care to not cut the lines of stitching.
Cut two pieces of the liner cloth equal to the same size as the comforter cut size. Place the two piece right sides together and sew around the outside edge with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, leaving a 10-inch opening. The filler is 1 inch bigger than the cushion, which adds loft to the finished cushion.
Turn the filler cover right side out. Fill the filler cover with the loose fiberfill or foam chips to the desired thickness, and hand-stitch the open seam closed.
Insert the filler into the floor cushion through the opening.
Pin the open cushion seam closed and hand-sew the opening.