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I realize this is an old discussion but I found it in my search as I was trying to figure out what to do with a couch I was reupholstering. After reading all the comments, I thought of a solution to using non-upholstery weight fabric for upholstering. I bought some medium weight herringbone wool that I really wanted to use for my couch. As I began to cut it out and staple it on the frame however, it seemed much more flimsy than I first thought and the weave a lot looser. I bought a cheap small roller brush and some Gem-Tac permanent adhesive glue. The glue is washable and dries clear and is made to use with fabric. I poured it in a pie tin and and ran my roller through it. On the back of my fabric, I did quick passes with the roller, coating the whole thing in a light layer...enough to cover but not to penetrate to the other side of the fabric. It worked wonderfully and now my fabric feels like the upholstery fabric at the store...with the stiff gluey layer on the back. Also, the fabric is not snagging nearly as easily as it did before. Hope this can help someone else.
Good Questions: Non Upholstery Weight Fabric for Chairs?
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I've been looking for something like that red wash cloth hanger. Does anyone know where that is from?
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|12/2/10 4:22 PM|
I am curious why some people get so indignant when a post doesn't suit their needs. I consider AT a gift.....it's like getting a free design magazine every day. I love it. It's FREE...how many things in life can you say are actually free and this amazing.
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