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General Discussion / Wrestling Match
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:16:48 PM »

I'm strapped with my heat gun...

General Discussion / cutting corners
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:29:10 PM »

This front armrest corner. I thought I had it worked out with scrap and then made a mistake on my velvet.
I pleat the corner in place, then I make a V cut on the side, and tuck the fabric down the front of the armrest.
Is this correct?
And my pleats, do they pleat toward the armrest, or toward the center?

General Discussion / And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:53:06 PM »

I've had a few different jobs/careers, but never before have I felt so excited to get up and get to work doing upholstery. It truly is a satisfying occupation.

General Discussion / Curves, arcs, math
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:37:04 PM »
I have wondered about this since I began sewing the panels together.
Say I have a curve. Shouldn't I be able to measure that curve and then use math to compute how much pleat I need?
Using a French curve or something else?

The Business Of Upholstery / Warranty
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:06:45 PM »
What does everyone offer for warranty? I was thinking this may be a way to compete.
In my particular case I could even offer unlimited warranty, including materials.

General Discussion / Ziggers
« on: December 21, 2017, 04:25:03 PM »
I was taking apart a chair and noticed that the zig zag springs had much larger space between them. It's a chair from the 60s I assume. I thought all zigs were the same size?

Will post photo in a bit.

General Discussion / Burlap
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:17:20 PM »
Can't find heavy burlap locally. Like 17oz or 20oz.
Supplier sells the same loose 10oz stuff that Joann does.
I can find 'no-sag' heavy burlap online, but that's all.
Anyone else have this trouble?

General Discussion / Salon chairs
« on: December 08, 2017, 03:32:39 PM »
Easy job.
Just 2 questions
1. The vinyl is smooth, and has no grain to it. What to get?
2. Foam firmness. I am thinking firm, like 45lb. For seats.


General Discussion / Buttons
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:10:00 PM »
For buttons used on inside backs, do you need that buttoning tool (vise)?

I saw a video where a lady used a small plastic cup and was able to make her own buttons. Not sure if it would have the strength needed, though.

The Business Of Upholstery / Going Public
« on: November 29, 2017, 06:33:28 PM »
Couldn't find any of us regulars in 'investors business daily'
Anyone planning to go public?

General Discussion / Thank you
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:19:24 PM »
To everyone here: thank you. Some may be travelling this thanksgiving, so I wanted to get it in early.
I appreciate your help.


The Business Of Upholstery / What are we?
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:30:33 PM »
What does everyone call themselves? Other than upholsterer, or re-upholsterer,

Artisan? Tradesperson? Craftsperson?

The Business Of Upholstery / Sole proprietor
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:24:14 PM »
As I stated in the other forum, spammers are winning here.

Yet I will keep posting until there is a solution.

And today my question for everyone is: those of you who work solo, how do you prevent yourself from going bonkers?
I have a dog, but he is not a substitute for a human.

General Discussion / Losing the battle with spammers
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:20:53 PM »
Any ideas?

General Discussion / Attaching springs to burlap
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:16:45 AM »
I see on my loveseat the coil springs are attached the bottom burlap using something called a clincher tool. Keeping in mind that this tool is rather expensive, is there another way reupholsterers attach the springs on the bottom? The tops were tied in regular fashion.

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