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Thread: Not a Quilt, and Not as Fun

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    Junior Member Sewhappytoquilt's Avatar
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    Not a Quilt, and Not as Fun

    I was commissioned to re-upholster a friend's golf cart...NEVER again! Sewing canvas on my little machine was like trying to force a piece of wood to go around a curve. In the photo, I just have the underside duck taped for delivery. The owner was able to stretch and staple the cover onto the seats and it honestly looks like a professional job. But, NEVER again!
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    Nice job!!

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    wow you did a great job. i dont think i would of tackle that one.

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    I know the feeling. My husband bought a small fishing boat and I used vinyl to recovered his seat cushion and back rest including piping with all new padding. Did he love it? Yes. Would I do it again.....not unless I have to!!!!
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    I just finished a fitted mattress cover and now need to make a set of cushion covers for a camper so I feel your pain.

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    Years ago DH asked me to reupholster boat cushions for his Chris Craft boat...Neverr again...

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    You did a great job!

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    Looks very nice

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    great job though!! one time I tried to sew the seams on an old U.S. flag again before washing it and the dirt and fabric was horrid. I had to quit or my machine would have suffered.

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    You did great, very nice colors! I was talked into recovering all the cushions in a travel trailer and for 2 pontoon boats, they looked good but I also said never again!

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    Looks like you have done a wonderful job!
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    Great job. I upholstered the couch and bench seats in a 5th wheel we'd purchased a few years ago ---- like you, I said NEVER again!!!!
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    can't blame you BUT you did a great job!

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    I used to do this sort of stuff for a living. But having an industrial machine helps make the job easier.
    I have a heavy duty Janome now for working with heavier fabrics. But I don't do any work for the general public. Just stuff for myself or husband.
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    You did a good job even so!
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    Nice job, you are a good person, but can understnad why never again.

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    LOL looks like sewing projects I have said never again to also !LOL
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    I also made cushions for some chairs and had the same response - NEVER AGAIN! But yours turned out much better than mine - great job!

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    Nice job and colors.
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    Good job! Not one that I would tackle, however. lol

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