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Messages - MinUph

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General Discussion / Re: Aches and Pains
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:40:04 PM »
The hot compress probably helped also. It may have been the start of a sty. I get them from time to time.

General Discussion / Re: Leather
« on: April 23, 2018, 07:34:16 PM »
By drop in do you mean they sit inside a frame? If so make sure you have ample room for the added thickness of the leather. I wouldn't worry about the grain although when you say corrected leather it makes me wonder if this is embossed into the leather. If so and noticeable it may matter. But with leather you have to use what you can. And on a tight seat you can basically use most of the hide.
You will like working with leather. Good leather is really nice to work with. Cheap over processed stuff is a challenge at times.

General Discussion / Re: pot question
« on: April 22, 2018, 09:15:46 PM »
Yea brownies were great. The buz did last a long time and was much better than smoking it.

General Discussion / Re: pot question
« on: April 22, 2018, 04:13:29 PM »
I don't think we have a way as of yet either. My state Florida has legalized medical use. I don't fully understand the whole thing per legalities. I'm old school and just smoked it when i was younger.

I've looked into Ronco. I would like to find someone on the east side of the country. But thanks

I posted this yesterday and I guess it was one that didn't make it. Anyway..
  Does anyone have a recommendation on down blend filled envelopes and cushion cores on the east side of the country? I stopped making thee in house and want to fins a better source that Pacific. The quality of the products are not the best there. I know of another one in California but that seems like a long turnaround and a large shipping bill.

Unless you can sharpen the cutter buy a new one.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Non-compete Agreement
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:36:10 AM »
Yes a few years notice is way beyond fair on your part. What is he offering in return for the NCA? There has to be something for you in there. Or don't sign it. What can or will he do if you don't? Sounds like you can move on anyway. From an employers view if I wanted to have an employee sign one I would expect there was something for them in it. Like the job, compensation, something. And this would probably be at the hiring point not the leaving time.

General Discussion / Re: Friday Funny
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:28:45 PM »
"Always keep your protection in the glove compartment"

So why did he go out to his car to get his gun? I'm confused?!?

Yes you are LOL.

General Discussion / Re: Wide world of Textiles
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:27:11 PM »
  My dad and I once did a sofa out of what was called at the time double knit. You might consider it the pre-spandex. It stretched like a piece of elastic. I remember my father doing the cushions three or four times and they ended up tiny until the filling was added. It upholstered nice on the piece it hugged the framework like spandex on a body. It was a challenge and I've never seen it again. I'm sure it was some C.O.M.

General Discussion / Re: Friday Funny
« on: April 06, 2018, 12:22:36 PM »
Lmao. That was a good one.

General Discussion / Re: Just Some Fun Stuff
« on: April 06, 2018, 10:35:56 AM »
Some of the newer pieces, mostly motion furniture has become very pattern oriented. And sewing them together is a large challenge. Many pictures while taking them apart. My last seamstress was from NC and did many years of factory sewing. She said it was handed to her all in order and all pinned to where to sew first. So the cutting room did all the figuring out for her and that was probably all done by the CAD room before cutting got it and the cutting was done on the computer so it is not as hard on them as it is on us. We are the machines at the reupholstery step. Not easy but still doable with patients and pics. Thank god for the phones we have now. Imagine taking all these pictures and getting them developed. Be a fortune.

General Discussion / Re: Wide world of Textiles
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:55:24 PM »

Folks dealing with textiles long-time, what have you learned?

There are companies that only deal with quality 90% of the time. I have seem bad fabrics from just about any supplier I have ever dealt with. I have a Schumacher fabric in the shop that is nice looking but woven weirdly. I don't know where is was made as it doesn't really matter to me I am to put it on and make it look right. But the point is junk comes from everywhere. Smaller companies might be a little easier to deal with when issues crop up. I don't remember having to call on a company to deal with a defective piece of fabric I had sold.
  So there is no great answer to the issue of inferior textiles. As I have said before China is not at fault the companies that order from them are. They get what they order. If they order cut rate fabric that's what they get. If they order high quality stuff China is more than capable to make it. That goes for any product not just textiles.

General Discussion / Re: And the fun begins: Retro Loveseat
« on: April 04, 2018, 08:09:44 PM »
65 there is no easy way to piece tufting but it looks much better than an exposed seam. Some guys can lay it out and sew seams that end up hidden I have never even attempted this I think it for factories and all new pieces so I just do it on the fly. What I do is this if I haven't explain it before.

  I start with a full width piece and tuft from the center section. When I run out of fabric I will tuft the last diamonds with just twine no button. Then I lay the next piece on this area and roughly cut the shape of the patch and button this in. This leaves the folds going in the wrong direction so it is better to add this patch piece under the original one so the folds all go down. Kinda hard to explain but when you do it this way you will learn what I'm talking about. Then proceed and finish that sde. Move on to the other side and do the same.

  If this piece if for you set it down and move on. When your ready go back to it. Don't stop and make it plane do what you planned on and tuft the sucker. You have to learn this as it WILL come up more often than you wish.

General Discussion / Re: Marshel Spring Unit Cushions
« on: April 02, 2018, 09:10:26 PM »
Nice job Kody, This is when I really miss my machine.

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