Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Cushions Begin


Twenty Two yards of welting completed and I've got a stiff neck! Now its time to suck up the fumes from the spray adhesive being used to attach the batting to the foam. Just kidding, as I will be going outside to the picnic table  for that chore.

My "Sunset" book suggest using a ski type zipper foot for the entire construction. Makes sense as all seams are either welted or zippered. For this I brought out my old Kenmore, a heavy duty workhorse with one of those wonderful ski type feet....Bunny

7 comments:

  1. I love my ski type zipper foot. The other one never works well. I also have a cording foot- which works so well, except when turning corners!

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  2. Love that bias method, I'll definitely have to get that book. How's the sewing room decorating coming?

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  3. Your miles of welting look wonderful.

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  4. That looks like a daunting project! Knowing you will do a beautiful job of upholstering.

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  5. I love watching all this and taking notes...we are getting ready to redo the upholstery inside our little RV and although I know I can do it, I'm not a home dec person......1 seam down and only 999,999,999 more to go....and they are mostly all straight!!!! At least I know I'll learn some shortcuts along the way watching you.

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  6. Hmmmmm, mind showing us a picture of the "ski type zipper foot? I *think* I know what you're talking about, just not positive.
    TIA!
    Designdreamer

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  7. I have made bias this way in the past with great success but tried it again recently and it didn't work out. Guess I missed a step somewhere! So I will have to study your pictures to get it right.

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