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General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: January 03, 2018, 03:03:17 PM »
Two ways to do this front seat band.
1 - one piece with sewn pleats on the top area to makeup the curve. If you have the old pattern it would probably be close.
2 - two piece where the top piece is the shape of the front edge and face piece is a straight cut sewn with or without welts to the top piece.
You need to stitch the seat down to the burlap so the sew strip I mentioned b4 is used for that. 2 - 3" piece sewn to the top seat piece down the center line of the 2 - 3" sew strip.
I'm not sure why you think a larger seam allowance is needed in the seat seams. Also not sure what the grommet and elastic is for or where it was.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Changes for 2018 ??
« on: January 01, 2018, 12:04:03 PM »
Sounds good Chris. Let me know if I can be service.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Changes for 2018 ??
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:47:28 AM »
  I am branching into a market that we have serviced for some time but now I have started to treat it as a separate business. We custom build and upholster Cornices. Some big some small but it follows my love for building things.
Visit the new web site
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I am excited and will see how well I can build it up.


General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 30, 2017, 09:23:48 PM »
No the sew strip is sewn about 3-4" back from the front edge (seam) It is done all by itself so all you see when complete is a seam running left to right about 3-4" from the front edge that underneath has the 2.5" piece of fabric sewn to this seam that you in turn sew to the burlap. It gives you the indentation you want.
  If you bought no sag burlap it is overkill for the top. No sag is for the base in place of webbing. I use 10 oz. I believe. I can see through it a bit. It is fine for the top.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 29, 2017, 09:22:47 PM »
Seeing you have a curved front section it would be easiest to have the seat made in two pieces. The top piece shaped to the front edge after the edge roll is on and possibly a little filling, and the front piece would be straight cut to sew onto the top piece all around the arm and back a couple inches past the arm rail. A sew in strip would be put in the top piece probably where back of the arm rail is and stop sewing it 2" in on each side. This piece of fabric would be 2.5" wide with the seam sewn down the center and straight across the top seat piece again stopping around 2" from the arm rail on each end. I unually leave several inches of this sew piece to tack on the side rail just to take out any slack and keep it smooth.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:42:32 PM »
I couldn't explain this if I tried.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:48:32 PM »
Dense Dacron would be a waste under the burlap. It will probably just conform in and around the springs and breakdown in short order. Just do burlap and then whatever you use. Dense Dacron sounds good on top of the burlap. One thing you or others may not realize is if you have bonded Dacron and press a steamer on it it actually melts it down to a very dense consistency. A couple of layers of this becomes a good start over coil springs. Over the burlap. Try this and you will stop pressing on fabrics when there is bonded under it.

General Discussion / Re: Coil springs
« on: December 27, 2017, 06:10:12 PM »
The front edge looks like it is even with the rest of the springs. This should be slightly higher but you will be OK when you put an edge roll on. That will make it higher. Next spring up I have I will try to remember to take pics of the process so you can follow the twines. It looks pretty good 65. Nice first spring up.

General Discussion / Re: What filler are being used for decorator pillows?
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:44:24 PM »
I find people are still leaning towards poly fill as the cost is cheap. Down pillows I find personally to be heavy. If the pillow is mainly for looks poly is fine. If your going to lay your head on it down cant be beat.
  Also I have always liked my own blend of shredded foam and kapok. But both fillers have become either hard to find or expensive. I have also stated to like the look and feel of a small amount of Dacron added with the down blends. It seems to add a nice quality to the blend. It doesn't seem to need as much fluffing up as standard down. It kind of holds the down in suspension. In a 22" or smaller pillow I would say a 1/2 to 3/4 of a handful would be plenty.
  There are also so many types of Dacron now it depends on what type you get as to how is works. I got a couple of cushions that needed to be replaced with foam cores and they were Dacron filled but with a type I have not seen b4. Very chunky and did not mat together at all. I wish I could find that in bulk.

General Discussion / Re: Ziggers
« on: December 22, 2017, 12:57:40 PM »
65, Do you still find it comfortable after 2 hours? Or do you find yourself re positioning yourself often?

General Discussion / Re: Ziggers
« on: December 22, 2017, 09:42:51 AM »
After some thought, and doing the coil spring tying thing, I have to be honest:
I don't see a big deal in using the better quality ziggers. Has anyone ever been asked "please use hand-tied coil springs and not those zig-zag springs." seriously.

That was not a good thought process. Downgrading a seat to ziggers is like taking a Cadillac (older one) and putting a VW engine it it. Ziggers when they first came into mass use were considered junk furniture. No support.

General Discussion / Re: Ziggers
« on: December 21, 2017, 10:32:24 PM »
Yes I've seen these through my whole career. I'd say 15% of the ziggers are these spaced out ones.

General Discussion / Re: Ziggers
« on: December 21, 2017, 04:48:23 PM »
That is normal. Ziggers are not all the same size.

General Discussion / Re: Mohair diamond tufting
« 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.

General Discussion / Re: Mohair diamond tufting
« 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?

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