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Quote from: jojo on November 29, 2012, 04:53:03 pm
When you say "sew the borders to your 1/2" foam, do you mean to sew around the perimeter of the piece? Also, do you glue the foam to the vinyl? Thanks so much for your help, Kevin!
Quote from: jojo on November 29, 2012, 04:04:45 pm
Wow, Nice work Kevin! This is what I'm trying to achieve. Now I just have to make sure my channels line up on the seat and seat back. And sew straight. This stuff is hard to work with, imo.
Question: do you guys draw the lines with chalk, or is there another way to get perfectly spaced lines?
Quote from: RocketmanMH1 on April 26, 2012, 06:10:50 pm
I have to say that my first exp. with this thread was not a good one. I have tried it on two different jobs with two diff. colors, using a size 24 needle and my 1508 hated this stuff. and so did I !!!! I would love it if some of you that have used it would detail the set up and what you had to do to make it work for you.
Quote from: OddBall13 on December 11, 2011, 04:13:58 pm
Hey I,m doing a job working with french seams and am having troubles making them look right I have all the material backed with 1/2inch scrim foam. should I have not backed all of the material with foam?
Quote from: sofadoc on August 22, 2011, 01:56:24 am
Kevin: Sorry, I didn't mean to sound argumentative. I do get your point.
But if I charge the same whether they buy fabric from me or not, why would I even want to sell fabric? I think your theory works better from an automotive point of view. But customers can find furniture fabric ANYWHERE.
Good discussion. Again, I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you.
QuoteYou can also tell them if you bring your own materials to me the cost will be X. Add your markup to your labor so it washes in the end. I do charge more for COM, but not enough to make it a "wash". If I did that, I would take away ANY incentive to sell fabric at all.
Then, I would be just "playing right into the hands" of wholesalers who unscrupulously sell directly to the public.
Quote from: sofadoc on August 21, 2011, 04:22:44 pmQuote from: Mojo on August 21, 2011, 03:53:17 pm
Which brings up another point. If Greg or Bob are buying from a supplier who is also supplying us with the same stuff at the same price they supply Bob and Greg at, is that not an issue ? It would be the same as Miamicorp selling fabric to our customers at the same price they sell to us.
I would not be too happy about it.
Get used to it. I already have customers that look up fabrics in my sample books, and then go online and order it at my wholesale price through a "3rd party" seller. And they get free shipping to boot.
I've complained about this here before. The line between wholesale and retail gets a little murkier every year.