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General Discussion / Re: C.O.M. designers
« on: July 07, 2017, 11:01:52 AM »
Thanks for the input. I know a few of the ones I want to work with a true designers and don't go to JoAnn.

I have also made it explicitly clear that it is trade-only so even if a customer comes to me, I will reject that.

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General Discussion / C.O.M. designers
« on: July 06, 2017, 08:31:29 PM »
I thought about reviving the old thread but the forum notified me it was past 120 days.

I have found some designers interested in me. I have no interest in being a 'workroom'. I am sure they will insist on buying their own fabric from their trusted sources so I am asking what I should expect.

Many thanks.

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General Discussion / Re: Upholstery Distributor - Who do you use?
« on: July 05, 2017, 07:47:28 PM »
Going to chime in here...
When I first began I quickly realized that foam was going to be most expensive. I did an extensive search within my state and then realized that paying for shipping from a mid-west state wss going to be cheaper. Foam N' More, good company and product. Of course sometimes we don't have the time to wait, but if you do...
Foam costs within Ca were double to triple.

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General Discussion / Re: Threading a Serger
« on: July 02, 2017, 01:15:36 PM »
Too funny! "A root canal.."

I have a home serger which is actually really easy to thread. A local upholsterer here posted a vid of them serging with an industrial machine the other day and I thought, wow, that's wayyyy faster, and insane. No idea how it is to thread the big ones.

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General Discussion / Re: Boutique Page
« on: June 29, 2017, 09:08:34 PM »
Very cool... and cheap prices!

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General Discussion / Re: Vinyl needle
« on: June 29, 2017, 04:27:31 PM »
Thanks Paul, I'll call my sewing machine guy and see what he says.

If I find an example I'll take a photo. If you have ever noticed, especially when the sewer used a contrasting thread, sometimes after a whole lot of use the vinyl will stretch along the seam so that you can then see the holes and stitches on the right side of the fabric. In some cases I have even seen this on an apparently recent upholstery job.

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General Discussion / Vinyl needle
« on: June 29, 2017, 02:38:04 PM »
Do vinyl needles have a ball on the end? I thought I read somewhere that you're trying to punch a small hole versus a piercing. And when you see work that has the thread showing through, is that b/c the sewer used the incorrect needle?

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General Discussion / Re: Shipping
« on: June 29, 2017, 10:57:24 AM »
Yep, treated the wood with oil enamel.
Didn't know about amazon. When I went to select for the custkmer that I used GH a whole bunch of other shipping services popped up that I didn't know about.

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General Discussion / Re: Shipping
« on: June 28, 2017, 09:49:17 PM »

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General Discussion / Shipping
« on: June 28, 2017, 03:31:31 PM »
Hey folks,

I made an Etsy sale. The person is literally the entire width of the USA away from me. UPS wanted roughly $400. No go.
I used Greyhound Bus, much cheaper but takes longer. I packed it really well, including some homemade crating made from cardboard, inside a 32" cube box.

Let you all know how it goes when it arrives. The buyer picks it up from their closest terminal, in this case a quick 15minute drive.

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General Discussion / Re: Photobucket rant
« on: June 25, 2017, 05:13:59 PM »
I use google drive. You can pay $5/mo. Cloud storage, you can share photos etc. Easy to use.

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General Discussion / Re: Chair seat cushioning
« on: June 23, 2017, 07:25:00 PM »
That's the stuff there, paul.

It would be nice if I could get ahold of the coco mat. I've seen that a number of times now. Cheap and good substitute. Only place I can find it is the garden department, and my guess is it's not the same, not strong enough for seating.

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General Discussion / Re: Chair seat cushioning
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:22:50 PM »
No rubberized hair. Just the grey colored jute stuff that they say is used for autos. In the area there are at least 2 auto upholsterers that I know of, and also a fairly busy furniture upholstery biz. They supply those plus the public and the local area designers.


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General Discussion / Re: Chair seat cushioning
« on: June 22, 2017, 07:04:15 PM »
I called the shop and according to them upholsterers are using burlap and foam.
I'm confused. Are guys going cheap or what's going on here? This is a quality supply shop, not a rat hole.

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General Discussion / Re: Chair seat cushioning
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:02:24 PM »
Yes this chair is for resale.

It is challenging for me to test things as well as I only weigh 165lb. I will go to the supplier today and look for some rubberized hair and ask them what they think.

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