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 : Today at 05:06:40 PM 
65Buick - 65Buick
Hi Kody,

This is the piece. I called it 'banana boat' but now that it's going to be blue I need a different name.
http://gdurl.com/Ng_J

I understand what Paul is saying in terms of the nap. But in this instance I believe I will RR it. It will also be tufted.

I also was dumb and threw out the old decking. If I'm not mistaken it looks like I would tack underneath the front and then pull it to the back. I can see some very small pleats underneath the cushion.

I bought some supplies from Rostov and they're all here now so I can begin.

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 : November 16, 2017, 09:48:59 PM 
65Buick - kodydog
If I remember correctly the loveseat you are getting ready to upholster has a tufted back. The back was curved and flowed into the arms that were also tufted. Can you post another picture?

I think you said you were going to eliminate the tufting. In this case you will need to add seams in that corner where the back meets the arms. If the back is less then 54" wide and you seam it at the arms you can cut the pattern up the bolt.

I can't remember if there is one cushion or two but if the back is wider then 54" then how will you piece the back? If you piece it at the ends and then add seams in the corners where the back meets the arms it will look odd. You will have two seams right next to each other. If there are two cushions you could piece it in the middle where the cushions meet. But this may look odd also.

I'm stating this all from memory. I can't remember where I saw your post with the picture. But I'm thinking the only way you can make it work is to RR it.

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 : November 16, 2017, 09:17:41 PM 
65Buick - kodydog
If the original edge roll is still in good condition I reuse it. If its falling apart I throw it out and replace with new. I have used many different types with good success. I think the most important thing is the way you attach it. When using thicker edge roll on a hard edge I attach the lip using 1/2" staples. And then I use 4d 1-1/2" nails about every 6" to keep it from moving around.

On a spring edge I use button twine and tie the edge roll down. There are different methods to do this and when done right it makes a very firm edge.

I have a personal bias against using hog rings. They will hold the edge roll down but it will still move around. Hog rings are quick but sloppy.

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 : November 16, 2017, 08:34:03 PM 
gene - MinUph
If you don't want to tighten the tensions on the machine try adding another thickness of fabric on the seam. It will tighten the stitch. You should use the correct color anyway. Whit is like a bright light against blue.

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 : November 16, 2017, 07:08:56 PM 
SteveA - karenward
I think that it is never hard to call service

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 : November 16, 2017, 06:56:25 PM 
gene - gene
I'm working with an expensive vinyl. It has a felt type backing.

When I sew two pieces together, I can pull the pieces at the seam and I can see the thread. It's a light blue vinyl and I'm using a white thread.

My sewing machine is adjusted correctly.

Is the only solution to use a light blue thread, or is that a way to tighten my stitch? It stays tight when using fabric.

Thanks,

gene

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 : November 16, 2017, 06:49:21 PM 
65Buick - MinUph
I use the edge roll available from my supplier. It is pretty firm edge roll with a white fabric wrap. It comes in many sized from like 1/2" to 2". Works well enough. The old stuff is no longer available. The paper filled doesn't hold up well it breaks.
On arms I use 1/2" welt cord and that just softens the edges a little.

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 : November 16, 2017, 05:42:00 PM 
65Buick - 65Buick
Steve I would have to agree.
I spent some time trying to replicate the old edge roll, thinking I would save a few dollars.

The rope they had at the store wasn't big enough; the overall size of the original is about 1 1/4"
I was able to sew cord in the there like it was to be hog ringed down to the edge of the springs.

http://gdurl.com/yhjO

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 : November 16, 2017, 03:34:30 PM 
65Buick - SteveA
I think those techniques are appropriate if you're working on genuine antique pieces and you're a purest..... sympathetic to the original design.   
However I don't think many here use those traditional ways since it's too time consuming even when working on older pieces.
SA

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 : November 16, 2017, 12:42:30 PM 
SteveA - 65Buick
I see fox edge is an edge roll. Asking about that in a new thread.

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