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« #45 : April 04, 2018, 07:59:28 PM »

No need to give up if this piece is for yourself. You've learned a lot already. Keep trying.

There is a way of piecing it by folding the tufts under each other without sewing it. Too difficult for me to describe in words except to say the curve is the perfect place to do it.

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« #46 : 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.

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« #47 : April 04, 2018, 08:50:04 PM »

A facebook friend just demoed this process. She gave me permission to post this from her fb business page. Hope it works.
https://www.facebook.com/achickandachair/photos/pcb.1526126780849189/1526126620849205/?type=3&theater

She also sent me this youtube video that explains the process.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=O5RAUbY6e-k

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« #48 : April 04, 2018, 09:33:15 PM »

Thanks Kody, Paul.

This piece is intended for sale and I know of a couple people that would likely be quite interested. As it is though, not commission.

You folks would know better - but as I am now looking at tufted pieces I more often see different designs. Usually separates the backrest from the armrest, giving a better place to tuck in the fabric and allow for separate tufting planes. E.g. chesterfield.

I've got a much simpler mid century slipper chair to do so I will go there now. Sometimes if I'm lucky it's like the brain keeps working a suddenly you understand something you didn't before.

And Kody the books etc describe what you posted as 'van dyking'. Surely I will need to master that soon enough, regardless of which method I choose here.

I desired to sew & pleat as it was done originally. But, I am thinking the factory worked out well ahead of time exactly where to sew so that the seams would all be hidden, and the job would work well for the upholsterer. It did.
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