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« #15 : April 26, 2017, 11:57:32 AM »

Just checking other eyes. I messed up the centering.
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« #16 : April 26, 2017, 04:34:58 PM »

Its easy to do with that pattern. Back to the drawing board.

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« #17 : April 26, 2017, 06:45:53 PM »

Yes, feeling extremely stupid about it.
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« #18 : April 27, 2017, 10:54:23 AM »

I make mistakes daily. Its not so bad unless the boss catches you.

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« #19 : April 27, 2017, 11:38:26 AM »

The original upholsterers machine stitched the welt to the boxing, then slip-stitched the panel (seat or IB) it all together.

I was preferring to machine stitch everything for durability. But since I am going to have to re-do part of this I wondered if I would be better doing it the way it was originally done.
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« #20 : April 27, 2017, 03:40:02 PM »

I looked at the photo and didn't see the pattern issue until Kody pointed it out.  It's not that badly off but that pattern is kind of hypnotizing.
Anyway it helps me to fold the plates in half - cut the notch in the top and bottom of the fabric, find the center of the frame.  I pin the welting onto the plates before sewing.   
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« #21 : April 27, 2017, 03:45:19 PM »

then slip-stitched the panel (seat or IB) it all together.

I'm not sure what you mean but if you want it to look neat and be strong I would machine stitch the whole thing. We always sew the welt to the panel first then sew the boxing on.

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« #22 : April 27, 2017, 05:11:21 PM »

The pattern at first confused me - I thought it was random. Then I stepped back to look at my job and - oh.

We all hate to re-do things but my thought is even if you get away  with someone not noticing the backrest, you then have to off-set the seat or make it not centered too.

I decided to cut my losses and start fresh. Normally I would do the seat first, in which case I could have salvaged the fabric for the IB or OB. but I thought because the way the ends of the boxing were I had better do the IB first.

And Steve I too sew my welt to the plate , then the boxing so Eden I discovered the slip stitch I thought that was odd. But I guess things happen differently in factories when many of the same thing are being made.

Oh well, you live you learn.
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« #23 : May 04, 2017, 09:16:28 PM »

Did the seat plate nicely. Sewed the boxing and piping nicely, no stitches showing.

Then I realized http://gdurl.com/V1m3

Face Palm. Sigh.
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« #24 : May 05, 2017, 11:53:31 AM »

I know a lot of shops that would let that go. Rose would have me fix it.

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« #25 : May 05, 2017, 12:15:44 PM »

Every time you cut fabric off the roll it helps to put arrows on the back in a direction
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« #26 : May 05, 2017, 03:22:01 PM »

Steve: that is a good idea.

Here, everything was good, and I had centered the boxing with the seat plate. This has happened many times in this project; somehow even with pinning it slips ever so slightly, and before you know it, they are way off.

I could let it go, my wife said to, but I won't. It's not good enough for me, and it's not good enough for what I want to be known for.
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« #27 : May 05, 2017, 08:06:40 PM »

I see your much closer on the left side of the boxing si I gather you started sewing on that end. A trick to keep everything lined up is to start from center and sew out from there both directions. It allows half the stretch over the full length of the boxing.

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« #28 : May 05, 2017, 08:48:47 PM »

I could let it go, my wife said to, but I won't. It's not good enough for me, and it's not good enough for what I want to be known for.
That's a good attitude to have. If you get a good reputation you will never have a lack of work.

On a curved front like that the only place it will match is the center. It'll go off as you sew toward the ends.
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« #29 : May 06, 2017, 09:08:46 AM »

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even with pinning it slips ever so slightly, and before you know it, they are way off.

I prefer to use staples because I find they don't slip as much as pins can.

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