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Thread: My latest not-a-quilt project

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    My latest not-a-quilt project

    I have wanted a wingback chair for a long time, and happened upon one at our local Habitat Restore when I stopped in after leaving off a donation. It is an Ethan Allen chair, very sturdy, extremely comfortable, but unfortunately a dirty peachy-pink color that is so not me. $35 later it was in my car! I quickly got on line and found decorator fabric in a brown/cream check and now I have a brand new(to me) chair for under $75. I am really pleased with the outcome. It is not a "real" upholstering job. I used staples, pins, and old-fashioned hand sewing to attach each piece. Not conventional, but no piece is going anywhere! Hope you enjoy.
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    It is too a real upholstering. Just so happens you used different materials. It looks great! Upholsterers use everything you used. Love it!

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    love the great job you did
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    It is too a real upholstering. Just so happens you used different materials. It looks great! Upholsterers use everything you used. Love it!
    What is the fabric called? Is it seersucker? I have a large amount of that fabric, but was interested in what it was called. Thank you !! BTW, awesome chair. You did am amazing job.
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    It takes real skill to choke on air, fall upstairs and trip over completely nothing .... I have that skill!!!

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    Very well done!
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    WOW, I have always wanted to try reupholstering but never had the courage. Look like a real pro did it.
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    WOW!! You did a beautiful job. Thanks for showing us.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Fabulous job - the fabric matches up perfectly in all areas, much better than some so called "professional" jobs I have seen.

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    Wow, your chair looks great. Love the makeover. You did a wonderful job.

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    you did a great job
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