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I am making a very simple seat.  A piece of plywood, with foam on top and
then material to cover it and stapled to the back of the plywood.   What do
you do to the material so that the corners are nice and neat looking?
Thanks.
Patt



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Before you staple it ,
Turn the cloth , fold all sides neatly , pin now when you get to a
corner open the fold and snip of the corner about half way , [=3D if
fold is 2 cm cut of 1 cm] now yiu can NEATLY fold the 2 side folds to
become a nice mittered corner ,,, Best is to BUST it all with busting
thread which you can easily pull out after you stapled it !!!
mirjam

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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I think you mean "baste" and "basting."  "Bust" is something a bit
different, though quite important.
--
Joanne
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I appologize i meant baste ,,, not that other body part ,,,
i shouldn`t do two things at the same time ,,,
mirjam

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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No apology necessary!  The meaning came through, even if the word wasn't
quite there, and there's nobody here who hasn't made such a mistake --
or far worse mistake!  Especially when I try to speak another
language......when the words are sooooo close, but not quite.
--
Joanne
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Put your fabric on a firm surface, center the foam on it,
then place the board on top. Pull the edge of the fabric
onto the back of the board, and place one staple in the
middle of each side and the back and front, just to center
the fabric on the board and keep things in place.  Then
gently pull the fabric from each corner to the underside (of
the board), and staple just the corner part (which will
extend quite a ways farther onto the board then the side
fabric). You may remove this staple later, after getting
everything just the way you want it.

Carefully fold in the excess corner fabric and staple it,
then work along the sides (side to side), front the back,
alternating staples each side of the first center one, being
careful not to stretch the fabric off-grain.  After
everything fits the way you want, you can remove some of the
excess fabric from the corners. There are some pictures and
tips here:
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf430480.tip.html

If you practice folding in the corners of gift wrap over a
sturdy piece of cardboard it should help you get the hang of
how to make the corner folds to reduce the bulk. You
essentially make multiple miters for each corner.

Beverly
 



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BEI Design wrote:

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Furrfu, that makes no sense at all.  What I meant to write
was: "...then work along each side, alternating staples from
one side to the other from the center toward the corners,
then do the same on the front and back edges."  Or
something.  This is way harder to describe than it is to do!
I wish OP could see my hand gestures.  ;-}

Beverly



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