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General Discussion / Re: Seat cushion -sizing-
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:47:20 AM »
Some just don't know the proper look of furniture. There are basic things that seem to have gotten lost through the years. But that is the way it is I guess. Like the finishing off with blued tacks. I have a couple of chairs that we need to replace the OB and use normal fancy nails. They are finished now with #4 tacks. Sick ! LOL Whatever the customer wants right.


General Discussion / Re: Tufting
« on: September 05, 2017, 09:54:06 PM »
I see. At first I thought it was just deep buttons but I can see it was pleated at some point. I do believe this is original but haven't had time to even get it out the van yet.

I'm going to offer it to my designers before I start anything. I know they are working on a wide range of projects so really it could be for anything.

Just hoping they are not wanting one of these colorless pieces that is so pervasive right now. The 'rustic' look with basically alk white furniture.

Anyone looking, approximately how many yards, tufted or not turfted?

My guess is 8-10 not tufted.

General Discussion / Re: Seat cushion -sizing-
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:18:55 PM »
Yeah it's pretty bizarre. This isn't like 1/2" or 1". I'm seeing 2" or more overhang. I see it on Instagram, but I believe I have seen it in magazines, too.

General Discussion / Re: Tufting
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:17:27 PM »
Paul, this little vintage loveseat.

Apparently it's just deep buttoning on the IB and buttoned around the armrest.
Though, things could be changed if it makes sense.


The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Good times we've got em.
« on: September 05, 2017, 05:52:50 PM »
Yeah I was thinking Paul being in Florida. West coast, better than the east coast.
I'm way out in California so I'm fine.

General Discussion / Seat cushion -sizing-
« on: September 05, 2017, 02:46:31 PM »
I keep seeing chairs/sofas & other seating with the seat cushion overhanging the front by 2 or more inches. This is really confusing me. Why are people/companies doing this?
Not just re-upholstery but from the factory too.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Good times we've got em.
« on: September 05, 2017, 01:59:00 PM »
Houston is going to be a very long time in the re-making. I can't even begin to imagine the amount of materials needed for all this. Of course, people also lost people, which cannot be remade.

Irma looks to be coming for Florida. Folks out there- what is your plan?

Stay safe.

General Discussion / Re: Tufting
« on: September 05, 2017, 01:52:56 PM »
Just as a general rule stitchers dislike fabrics that stretch

You mean for diamonds? Not trying to do that here - just pleats.

General Discussion / Tufting
« on: September 04, 2017, 06:38:45 PM »
Any advice on selecting fabric for true tufting, not just deep buttoning. What to look for, what to avoid, etc.


General Discussion / Re: 33 years ago, Sept 1st
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:03:12 AM »
NICE!! Happy Anniversary. I'm working on 7, coming up in 2 weeks.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Diversification?
« on: August 31, 2017, 09:22:37 PM »
I feel I'm pretty savvy with computers, etc. Grew up with them.

And as such, pertaining to upholstery, I would say
FB & Instagram

No for
LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, they'll be a new one tomorrow.

It all takes time and honestly some of it is a waste.

Instagram is easy, takes 5 seconds, and connects people well.

Thanks, that's my pal Wilbur. He's a hound, mostly mini-dachschund, but part rat? terrier.
I've been looking for a camp for him to go to, but he doesn't like that kind of thing. So it will be difficult for both of us.

General Discussion / Re: Glue
« on: August 31, 2017, 06:06:08 PM »
So K-grip is a manufacturer/brand from what I can see?

Also, Paul, when you say the seam gets hard what are you referring to? Like glueing two pieces of foam together?

General Discussion / Re: Glue
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:49:13 PM »
I know my supplier sells gallons & gallons of the Landau stuff.

I personally like the cans because they're convenient and don't take up a lot of space.

I have tried 3M 77 & 84 and both work well for laminating foam & dacron. There's another (94) they market as being stronger but I have yet to use it or need it.

As others suggested, the nozzle clogs easily. If you're laminating foam, just wipe it off on the foam when you're done spraying. This works well for me and anything left behind with be dissolved from the solvents next time you spray.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Diversification?
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:58:04 PM »
my FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/2ndstitch/

But honestly I don't do much there. My wife does marketing and her boss even said instagram is better. And, after trying it for a while, it is. It is much simpler and connects businesses much faster.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Diversification?
« on: August 30, 2017, 02:25:26 PM »
Floyd, yes I use FB & instagram for biz.

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