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General Discussion / Re: Canada day
« on: July 01, 2018, 06:56:15 PM »
Canada day eh! Yup my sister was born in Canada.
Wednesday is our big day. But as mentioned, we've had fireworks now for a couple weeks already. My dog is never excited, but has now gotten used to them.

General Discussion / Re: Inquiring minds want to know!
« on: June 29, 2018, 06:33:34 PM »
1. Have realized the extreme benefit of contact adhesive and looking into spray gun setup now.

3. Not as much recently as designer jobs come in.
4. don't really know about fabric adhesive
5.Not quite your question but really enjoy 'mid century modern'  but in my area there's not a huge market for it.

General Discussion / Re: Re-staining brightwork
« on: June 29, 2018, 06:30:06 PM »
I know most of you folks aren't terribly excited about wood repair, etc, except for maybe Steve.
I have been asked specifically to repair these bumps and bruises. It looks like stain then poly. Asking for various methods of repair here.
i.e., repair the same method as original, stain then poly
or I have a selection of 'crayons' but I'm not sure that's a terribly durable fix and there is no way I'm going to allow something to go out the door that might get someone's expensive clothes dirty.
Another designer job so want it to look the absolute best possible.


General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: June 26, 2018, 09:34:58 PM »
Ah yes. It is tapered as I copied the original. I also trimmed the

Didn't have time today but I am thinking an increase of padding height (and bulk) will help solve these problems.
I am always weary of the cuts for the uprights. Been there, done that.

General Discussion / Re: extra cotton
« on: June 26, 2018, 07:23:21 PM »
LOL! yeah maybe a big city...p

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: June 26, 2018, 11:25:58 AM »
It has been a steep learning curve.

Gene, when you say taper the corner, specifically what do you mean? Like 3 stitches instead of one? The front edge is slightly arced.

Then, because the of the crown, I am confused about how to make the corners hug the frame tightly. If I pull them first, then the front has to much slack. And vice-versa.

I'm going to switch out the padding and see how that works.

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:08:02 PM »
Paul - agreed.
I started out the seat with 2" HR foam. This is with 1/2" then cotton.
Now I think it needs 1" plus cotton. I sat on it and it's not that comfy. It has zig zags.
Originally it only had cotton. To me it's more of an artistic piece than a true sitting chair. Maybe something you'd sit on the edge if you were having a quick conversation with someone.

What kind of padding would you guys use?

General Discussion / Re: Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: June 25, 2018, 02:20:46 PM »
Here's the situation now:

Happy with it but still not sure what to do about those front corners.

General Discussion / Mid century slipper chair - leather
« on: June 24, 2018, 02:20:05 PM »
Hi everyone. In a pickle here.

I am trying to do this seat. On the left side of the boxing, I get puckers. I tried more/less padding and that didn't work. When I sew, I start in the middle and do one side, then the other. That's the only thing I think is causing this issue since it's happened to me before.


Here's what the chair looked like before



Couple more things:

First, I really don't need to start sewing in the center for this type of seat cover. So tomorrow I will sew starting at one end and go all the way through. That should help since it won't be slightly different tension for the bobbin thread, causing puckers.

Then, from what I can see the welt is sewn such that it gets tighter towards the back of the seat. That way when it is upholstered the front boxing can remain tight all the way around the front corners.  I will do my best to slightly arc the boxing for the same purpose.

That's all I can figure out for now. Any help appreciated.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Expansion, different sector?
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:23:54 PM »
A little update, more info here.
I am always a bit suspicious at the latest 'in'  social media site. It's exhausting. Anyway, there's something called 'nextdoor' in which you can talk and meet with really local people. There's a business section too.
I found out with that the golf courses just buy new carts. They don't bother.
However, it may be a way to find legit people needing/wanting work done. So, check it out. It's easy.
Continuing on with meeting local designers & focusing on furniture. It's where my heart is anyway. Some have inquired about banquets which may be a real possibility, though I would have to collab with a furniture maker.
I did get another dining chair job so I think there's interest. And, they like my quality.
So..things are looking up. Made a couple new friends in the process.
Running out of room though!

Being a dog (dachshund) owner since 2011, still chuckling at 'you're an a$$ when you take your dog for a walk and both use the same tree.'
Btw, you're most likely to be bit by a Dox, than a pit or a rot, etc. They were bred to hunt rodents.

General Discussion / extra cotton
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:40:55 PM »
Got a bag full of scraps. Anyone tried making cushions from it? Make a pillow and wrap it in dacron?
Stuff's expensive and I hate to toss it, but if it needs be..

General Discussion / Re: JoAnn Fabrics
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:14:57 AM »
Smart move, Gene. They are there for cheap, not quality.

General Discussion / Re: Emil J. Paidar Barber Chair
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:58:17 AM »
I hadn't even heard of CC. I had to go to the website and look. They must be heavy.

General Discussion / Re: Use of cotton batting
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:44:53 PM »
I had forgotten about the muslin stripping. I did try the cotton.
I think if it were a woven I might have been o.k.

I should have taken a photo but basically the front corners were just not filling out. The rest was beautiful.
With the muslin stripping I.m just inviting that problem again, aren't I?

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