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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Rain rain go away
Since it's been raining, I started a project for my son. He has a hand me down couch with a lovely quilt block pattern on it. It's not a "guy fabric" so it has a cover over it. He hates the cover but can't find anything reasonably priced to replace it. In my mailbox comes a catalogue from ABC Distributing. There is a great quilted suede furniture cover in it, but for $27.95 for a full size couch just what can you really be getting right?? So off to JoAnns fabrics I go. You have no idea just how hard it is to find an 8 yard piece of fabric in a small town store. Nothing in upholstery fabrics at all. But a stroll past the polar fleece, made that proverbial light bulb go off. Reversible-warm polar fleece for winter and a cool cotton side for summer. Topped off, with it being machine washable-perfect!
I spent the past 2 days quilting the polar fleece to a heavyweight trigger cloth which gave it a nice base. My measurements for fabric were way off, so there was enough to do the chair too. He was delighted when he came home from work and saw them. It really does make his furniture look great now! :-) Happy dance, happy dance!
Now back to my selfish side and work on a project for ME.
Why is it, I just can't seem to get away from this furniture upholstery thing???