While I was walking my dogs last week, I passed by a garage sale in the set-up (it was early in the morning). I noticed a box of cushions. Could it be? They looked the right size (16"). I kept walking, but after I took the dogs home, went back out with measuring tape and cash in hand. I measured the cushions and as luck would have it, they were 16" square. There were eight of them with a price of 4/$10.00 on the box. That was too much so I offered $10 for the lot and a deal was made.
I rushed back home and started measuring the fabric thinking that I wouldn't have enough to cover all eight pillows, but I squeaked out enough to cover all of them. They will be presented to my sister's friend as a birthday gift. I hope they will be appreciated.