Cushion Construction

Cushion.com makes cushions in two different types of constructions. Boxed Edge cushions and Waterfall Edge (or Knife Edge) cushions.

Boxed edge cushions are constructed with top and bottom fabric panels that are connected by an additional strip of fabric between the two panels, making the cushion look more boxed with well defined edges due to the double seams.

Waterfall edge cushions and knife edge cushions are constructed with top and bottom fabric panels that are sewn directly to each other, creating a softer, smoother edge resembling a waterfall when filled. Thinner cushions with waterfall edge construction are also commonly known as Knife Edge cushions.

When measuring the thickness of a cushion that Cushion.com has made for Waterfall construction it is measured at the center of the cushion not on the edges. When measuring Waterfall construction for the length and depth the sides need to be up against a straight edge. With Boxed construction, thickness, depth and length are measured seam to seam. The Boxed construction will have a slight loft, adding ½” to 1 1/2” to the thickness because of the fiber batting that is added to the Polyurethane Foam which is explained in detail on our Cushion Filling page.