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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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    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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    Great find and great price on the chair! I love the Habitat Restore in my city and poke around in there often! Love the recovering job you did...Looks great
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    very nice job on your wingback.. looks more vintage now.. really like...
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    Wonderful job. Braver than I would be.

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    You did a wonderful job! I love it! Congrats!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewellie View Post
    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.
    Large check fabric is called Buffalo Check. Beautiful job of upholstery.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    Wow..wouldn't know it was the same chair! I like the check!

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    You did a fantastic job!

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    WOW! That is such a change! You did good!
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    Great job on your chair!!!
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    Anyone who had done this knows it's NOT as easy as it looks! Beautiful job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    WOW, I have always wanted to try reupholstering but never had the courage. Look like a real pro did it.
    Ditto - you nailed it

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    WOW, you did a great job. I love it!
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    Looks great to me and you added cording too. That's not an easy job especially since you used a check fabric. Good work!!!!
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    A M A Z I N G job....

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    Very neat and nice job.
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