Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Slipcover Network Forum

Hello Friends who Slipcover and Make Window Treatments
FYI...October Issue of Architectural Digest...we did the swags in the 6000 sq. ft. library addition...designer was John Phiffer Marrs
Page 146 has a photo of the window treatments we fabricated.

Slipcover Etc.
Dallas, Texas 75243

Take a look.


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Scallop skirt- overlay- multi???

I am slipcovering a parsons chair and the woman( so called designer) wants a scallop skirt overlay( I think that's what it is called). The scallop will be around 5" deep and will have a dragonfly centered in each scallop. This is on top of a floor length ruffled skirt. Now I have never done a scallop anything. I think I know what to do but I don't know what to line the scallop with. There is not enough fabric to self line. The main fabric and scallops are done in a maroon and the ruffled skirt will be a blue check.

Question 2. How do the scallops meet in the corners? I am planning to have a scallop panel for each of the four sides.

Question 3. I have installed casters on the chair. How long do I make the skirt? Just to the top of the casters?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Slipcover Network Forum: Serging Poll

The Slipcover Network Forum: Serging Poll

2--I use my serger as the only seam on tuck-ins (5 thread). On corded seams, I serge each layer separately.


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Serging Poll

1. Do you serge your seams?

a) No.
b) Always - it is built into my price.
c) As an option (with upcharge) only.

2. If you DO serge, do you:

a) Serge completed seams (requires industrial serger).
b) Serge pieces before stitching.
c) Serge as slipcover is sewn (Karen's Method)

Monday, October 03, 2005

The Slipcover Network Forum

Dear Slipcover Pros,

Over the past decade, we as a group have rallied to help some of our members with some extraordinary life events. I am asking for your help once again--this time for
Jo Ann Brezette, one of the Window Coverings Industry's most valued members. I know many of you do both window treatments and and slipcovers.

She has recently been declared legally blind and is facing increased medical expenses associated with attempts to save the little sight Jo Ann does have. Read more about Jo Ann's medical condition and how you can easily contribute.

Steve Beard, of Wesco Fabrics, Inc. sent me this information, and I am happy to pass this request along. You are welcome to forward this to any of your friends and business associates. (In fact please do !!)

I know in the past you have all opened up your hearts and have contributed so generously. I do hope you can help today.

Thank you so very much!

Dian :-)

Dian Garbarini
27281 Las Nieves
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

714-454-0705 Cell

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Dumb question regarding pricing survey:

Does the base price for a given piece of furniture INCLUDE loose and semi-attached cushions? Or are they priced separately and ADDED to the base price?

Thanks - sorry, I should know this.


The Slipcover Network Forum

HI everyone...

Donna and I are on our way to New Jersey to do a 2 day slipcover class.

Just finished up in Virginia.

Hope everyone is doing well...

Does anyone have ink cartridges to recycle?