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« #15 : November 18, 2017, 06:21:41 PM »

OK, So the cushion can be done in one piece. Why would you want to RR the fabric then? The back can be done in three sections. Tuft the center section first and add the sides to it. No sewing just folding and hiding the folds. When you get to the points on the center section leave the buttons at the edges out until you get the ends in place then the folds will all be made down as they should be. Or seeing it is you first one you can tuft the whole center and just use twine ties where the patching in will be and us buttons on the side sections over the twines. You will have a much better piece and actually it will tuft easier being the nap is running down.

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« #16 : November 18, 2017, 07:45:28 PM »

yikes. Is there a way you can use paint and draw on my image? That's a lot to digest. Got a little time though.
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« #17 : November 18, 2017, 08:24:14 PM »

This project will or could be an education.  I have always done a back like this by computing the
diamond size and creating the back to go on in three sections. Often the thee sections were created
and sewn together before installation with the buttons, etc.

In analysis, the tufted back can be closely looked at to see how it was done (look/feel for seams at the
corner tufts).  We never RR a velvet on a job like this (or any fabric).

This piece of furniture can draw a lot of respect when finished, if attention is focused.

The cushion deck springs are........coils? 

The skirt, one's imagination can see a piece of art work about to happen there.  The small pleats
on each side -  (some are sewn and I have seen them folded when making the deck side to side seam).  I suspect the pleats are sewn??

Oh, while investigating the coil spring question and are able, check the filler in the backrest (tuft area).  This could give decent clues on the date of manufacture?  This piece could date around early
60's.  Have fun and hope you learn a lot.

Like said, this is the project!

All eyes are on it.

Douyle
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« #18 : November 18, 2017, 08:52:33 PM »

yikes. Is there a way you can use paint and draw on my image? That's a lot to digest. Got a little time though.
http://www.minichillosupholstery.com/temp/tuft.jpg

See if that makes sense.

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« #19 : November 19, 2017, 12:08:47 PM »

Doyle,

I don't believe it is that old. The backrest was formed using marshall springs, foam, and cotton.
Additionally, synthetic burlap was used for the coil spring base (seat) and for the backrest too.
I would estimate this piece is probably less than 30 years old.
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« #20 : November 23, 2017, 01:04:33 PM »

yikes. Is there a way you can use paint and draw on my image? That's a lot to digest. Got a little time though.
http://www.minichillosupholstery.com/temp/tuft.jpg

See if that makes sense.

Still don't understand.
First, use twine under first layer for indentation?
2nd normally pieced fabric around inside curve is angled slightly. Being velvet it would show.
3rd am I sewing the pieces together?
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« #21 : November 23, 2017, 04:25:55 PM »

yikes. Is there a way you can use paint and draw on my image? That's a lot to digest. Got a little time though.
http://www.minichillosupholstery.com/temp/tuft.jpg

See if that makes sense.

Still don't understand.
First, use twine under first layer for indentation?
This is just a loop of twine instead of a button. The next section (add on) will be where the button is used to cover the looped twine

2nd normally pieced fabric around inside curve is angled slightly. Being velvet it would show.
You would run this piece of velvet parallel to the front of the arm or perpendicular to the seat. It will be running in the proper direction. Note: if you RR the fabric this will be running up hill when you get to this area.

3rd am I sewing the pieces together?
No sewing together. Just folding in the diamonds to mate with center section where the looped twines are.


If I remember I will take pictures of the next job this applies to.
« : November 23, 2017, 04:28:23 PM MinUph »

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« #22 : November 23, 2017, 05:34:31 PM »

Cool. I looked around on youtube & in my books but couldn't find anything.
Still have a few more things to do prep-wise before I get to the velvet.
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« #23 : November 23, 2017, 06:23:24 PM »

There are many things you won't find on Youtube.
  I hope you understand now what I am saying. If not let me know.

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