Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slipcovering in San Diego

Can anyone help?

I just had a request to make a slipcover for a large couch. It is a perfect candidate for slipcovers. The problem is, she lives in San Diego, CA and I live in Chicago. I told her that I would not be able to do this long distance, but I would try to find someone near her. I am contacting you to see if you know any one in the San Diego area that does slipcovers.


Tamara Roberts
Maywood Designs
Yorkville, IL 60560

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Silk Film as Demonstrated at Slipcover Summit 2009

Use silk film with your shop vac to quickly draw down foam to manageable size for stuffing into the cushion cover.

To the trade: Sunshine Foam Rubber Co. 1-800-688-7648 Ask for Brian Weaver and mention the Slipcover Summit.

Another source: Active Foam Products, Inc. 1-800-728-4567 Ask for Dennis Stanczack and mention Slipcover Summit.

Workroom Buttons

Workroom Buttons has some great ideas for embellishing Slipcovers. Dede will be doing a workshop about buttons and more at the Slipcover Summit June 24-26th in Seattle.

Designs by Mara

Designs by Mara Inc
Mara is our host for the Slipcover Summit 2009
in Seattle, Washington

Monday, February 09, 2009

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Slipcover Design Contest for 2009

Slipcover Design Contest. It's time to begin.............

Therese Davis in class at Vogue Fabrics

You could win 1st place and classes at the Next Slipcover Summit in 2010!

click here for the 2009 Brochure

click here for the application to enter

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Kim Needs Our Input.... Help

How to make a cushion to allow for the open shutters?

We decided to make a center cushion and then 2 bolsters. The picture with the shutters open doesn't show clearly - but with them open, the bolsters either have to sit over the edge of the seat, or sit on either side of the center cushion.

It's an ok solution BUT the bolsters don't really go with the mid century modern style of the rest of the furniture (The Knoll sofa is slipcovered!)

Initially I made them with no buttons to create a geometric look, but she didn't like that...

I added the buttons and that was better, but really she just doesn't like bolsters.

Can anyone see a creative solution for 2 side cushions that can be placed in a presentable and functional manner with the shutters open?

The center cushion must be used - can't start over from scratch.