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Thread: Definitely Not a Quilt..but there Is some sewing.

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    Definitely Not a Quilt..but there Is some sewing.

    Back in February with those 6 foot snow banks, I backed out my drive into my neighbour's SIL's car.
    It was only fibre glass damage and he was happy do it himself.
    But would I do them a favour an reupholster a chair? I had done one for their mother( and swore I would do no more as its getting too hard on my hands). I was kind of stuck.
    They excitedly picked out and bought the material....except they didn't listen to a word I said.
    They bought outdoor furniture material. Pretty,,but synthetic with no give or stretch.
    I mentioned this to their mother before I started and she said just do your best. They'd have to live with the results.
    It turned out not too shabby! ( It feels like my grandmother's furniture, that nubby nylon stuff )( Kind of clashes with my rug! LOL )
    But I'm sure they'll be delighted.
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    great job... not easy even with indoor upholstery fabric
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    Excellent!!!!!!

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    Lovely job!

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    Fantastic job! I too gave up reupholstering a couple of years ago because I just don't have the grip in my hands anymore. The chair looks wonderful. You should be very proud.

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    Nice colors and you did a great job.
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    That is beautiful. I have been upholstering a chair like this for over a year. The farest I've gotten is to purchase the fabric.

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    Love that fabric pattern and you did a great job with it! Could you come and "ding" my car, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    great job... not easy even with indoor upholstery fabric
    I agree. Never tried anything bigger than a footstool. Looks very professional.
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    beautiful job on the chair. they should be extremely happy with it.
    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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    That chair is beautiful. Does your quilting turn out that pretty?????
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    Great job. I admire your craftsmanship.

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    It's lovely you did a great job.
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    It turned out beautiful. I know they are very pleased.
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    That is really a good looking chair. You did a great job.

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    Oh, goodness! That is beautiful! You are talented to be able to upholster a chair! That's just gorgeous!
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    Wonderful job.

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    Looks great to me! Good job. I understand about the hands.

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    Oh, my, that is fabulous!!!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    OMG!! Beautiful job and fabric!
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    I did 2 lazy boy chairs last summer and can totally appreciate the toll it takes on hands and body. You did a really magnificent job, I am in awe!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKatherine View Post
    Back in February with those 6 foot snow banks, I backed out my drive into my neighbour's SIL's car.
    It was only fibre glass damage and he was happy do it himself.
    But would I do them a favour an reupholster a chair? I had done one for their mother( and swore I would do no more as its getting too hard on my hands). I was kind of stuck.
    They excitedly picked out and bought the material....except they didn't listen to a word I said.
    They bought outdoor furniture material. Pretty,,but synthetic with no give or stretch.
    I mentioned this to their mother before I started and she said just do your best. They'd have to live with the results.
    It turned out not too shabby! ( It feels like my grandmother's furniture, that nubby nylon stuff )( Kind of clashes with my rug! LOL )
    But I'm sure they'll be delighted.
    You did a good job. I have never tried to cover a chair, but have recovered my sofa and side chair's cushions several times. I love being able to change out my furniture without actually replacing the frame.

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    Wow! Fantastic job!

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    Beautiful job! I wish I knew how to upholster.

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