I am THIS close to piecing together the covers for my new cushions and it struck me that I may be making a mistake. I was going to make welting to go around all of them, but it occurs to me that doing so would mean that once they are combined to be mattresses rather than cushions, the sleeper would have 1/2" of welting pressing through every couple of feet (using 1/4" welting - two cushions smashed up against one another....) and that might be awfully unpleasant.
The original cushions had no welting and maybe this is why. Welting certainly LOOKS better, but I think there may be a reason that the old ones had none.
If you can carry a foam topper with you for when you make it into a bed, then it should be OK. I guess it depends on who's going to sleep on it, too. It's one of those "no right answer" things, isn't it? But neither you nor I would want to feel those welts under the sheet.
Are you suggesting (maybe) that I put the welting only on one side of each cushion, thereby leaving one side without? Then I would have one side for show and one side for sleep. Ooooooooooo!!!! That might make both AR sides happy.
Post by daydreamingirl on Aug 7, 2012 20:30:58 GMT -5
Hmmm, now you got me to thinking. I was going to do welting because it does look so much better, and because I was thinking about using an accent fabric between the top and bottom side. I take naps on my couch at home and they have welting but the cushions are much wider than the cushions in the trailer. Hadn't thought about taking a foam topper because they are so bulky but may have to go this route. I'm trying to picture what welting on just one side would look like. Does anyone have pictures of their cushions done this way?
I think that the one side only is the tack I will take. This is my first time making cushions, so I expect there to be a flaw or two. Do you suppose anyone will believe that "I meant to do that"?! Pfffff. Oh, to heck with them. Wadda they know.
Oh! That's great! I'll check it out. So far, I think that I could have made a comic YouTube video that would serve well for "what not to do". Good thing I bought a little more fabric than I thought I'd need. As it turns out, I suspect I'll barely have enough!!
So far, so good. I have 4 of the 7 cushions finished. One of those is COMPLETELY boogered up, but it will have to wait until Trixie's maiden voyage this weekend. I have three more to make between now and Friday. Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!! Oh boy, did I have NO clue how the manage time on this little project. But I digress. I took the "one side with/one side without" approach. I'll take photos once I'm finished. It is all going to be OK. It is all going to be OK. Let's all say it together now.....
I only wish that Trix and I were going to be heading out tomorrow for our first trip. And I'll say first that not all hope is lost. I expect to give everything one last go before I call it a day tomorrow, but here is where we stand. I had intended to spend what remained of today finishing all of the sewing. I finished the last of cushions today and learned an important lesson. Measure the benches, NOT The cushions. Exactly all of my cushions are the wrong size.
But that is not the problem.
Here's the deal.
When I left to have her inspected, everything worked: lights, brakes, stuff fed by AC, stuff fed by DC.
The guys doing the fixes from the inspection pulled apart a lot of what had been "put together". However, when I left there, all of the lights and the brakes were working fine. I did not check the 12v stuff or the brake controller.
Driving home, I noticed that the brake controller read "no trailer attached".
When I got home, I could smell brakes burning.
When I got home, no lights worked.
When I got home, no 12v stuff worked.
In short. I'm screwed.
But I'll pull up my big girl panties and get on with it. (sorry if that offends. it is an old saying at home).
Maybe I'll just throw my tent into the car and head out camping anyway. That will give me until the next trip to figure out what the heck went wrong.
My guess is this. There are two black wires - one feeds the brakes and the other feeds the 12v. I think they messed them up. Heck if I know really, but hey.
I have a two-year sticker on my license plate, so I have two years to figure it out.
I'm like, totally, bummed, Dude. Like, whoa, ya know?
Onward and upward!!!
I'm supposed to be on vacation..............right?!
I upholster for a living..Welt one side..Welting always looks more professional on a boxed cushion. It can accent and pull together a look. Also depending on the look you want the box in a different coordinating fabric. Check out our site at www.fiberandfire.com where you can see great examples of welting. BTW welting should always be cut on the bias it keeps the welt from ruffling and makes turning corners look better. Be sure to clip to the stitching the fabric when turning a corner. Of course you can learn all that on You Tube lol.. I am working on an interior for a 1968 and will post some pictures in a couple of weeks.
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2013 23:18:32 GMT -5 by dudley84