INSTALLING FLEXIBLE TACKING STRIP from
W. Lloyd Gheen's book FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY TECHNIQUES
Used by permission of McGraw-Hill
tacking strip (brand names Curve-Ease and Pli-Grip) finds it's specialty
application anywhere curved surfaces are involved and visible tacks are
undesirable. Two prongs are visible, these will grip the fabric as they
are pressed toward the frame. The other tab has a hole punched in it through
which a tack or one leg of a staple will pass, attaching it to the frame.
Align, mark and trim the panel. Push all the pronged tabs of the tacking
strip about half closed so they are at about a 45-degree angle. Lay the
OA panel over the area and pin or stay-tack in place so it will not move
fabric onto the toothed segments, pressing the fabric around with the fingers.
A skewer is a handy helper to move the fabric around accurately. Keep the
panel taunt during the tucking-under process.
Sorry, this book now out of print.
Upholster Magazine Online/Vista Upholstery Enterprises
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