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Title: Mohair diamond tufting
Post by: gkm09 on December 19, 2017, 07:53:42 PM
Im about to embark on my first diamond tufting job and i will be using mohair. Any tips? How much bigger should i cut my fabric?
Title: Re: Mohair diamond tufting
Post by: gene on December 19, 2017, 08:38:09 PM
It depends on what it is you are tufting and how deep the tufting holes are.

If there is old fabric that you will be taking off, you can use that as a pattern.

There are a few videos on youtube that show how to do tufting. I found them helpful many moons ago.

I've never tufted with mohair.

gene
Title: Re: Mohair diamond tufting
Post by: gkm09 on December 19, 2017, 08:42:11 PM
Thank you. Its a custom build. 3 inch foam
Title: Re: Mohair diamond tufting
Post by: MinUph on December 19, 2017, 08:55:52 PM
What have you prepared so far? You say this is a custom build which I take as all new. 3" foam. Do you have the layout done yet? Do you have holes cut in the foam?
Title: Re: Mohair diamond tufting
Post by: gkm09 on December 19, 2017, 09:01:31 PM
Just started the layout before. Just getting it drawn up right now. Havent cut the foam yet.
Title: Re: Mohair diamond tufting
Post by: MinUph on December 20, 2017, 05:49:48 AM
So when you get the foam all ready measure including into bottom of the holes and add say 10%. Both vertical and horizontal.