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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Slipcover & Quilt




 

I have this chair that I love . . .

I bought it for the barn

but since have moved it into the house.





 It's hugely comfortable 

but no one wants to sit on it.

 "Oh, I might get it dirty"

Truth is I purchased it off

Craigslist for $25 several years ago.

 





So, out comes a Home Depot 

painter's drop cloth.  

I always prewash these before

using them for any projects.

 


 

The tarp was so big that I ended

up spreading it out on the floor

to do my first few cuts.

Let me tell you, I'm getting

too old for working down on

the floor.  




I'm also finishing up a quilt

that I started late last summer. 

 

It's all done except the blinding.

Choosing which fabric to use

is sometimes tricky.

 

 

This is the fabric I finally chose.


 

Hopefully on my next post 

I'll be able to show you a 

finished quilt and 

a finished slipcover :)

 

Until then . . .

remember to put Jesus first . . .

and have a lovely week.

 

Your blogging sister,

Connie :) 

   

36 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea about the slipcover. I've seen those drop cloths do some amazing things. Hope you show us the finished product. Take care, Connie.

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    1. I'll show it whether it turns out to my liking or not . . . you'll either be inspired to try it, or think to yourself ever in a hundred years . . . but then a lot of you have way more experience than I do. I just have this mind set to try my hand at everything. We don't know if we can, until we give it a try :)

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  2. I am impressed with your slipcovering! You are so talented. That quilt is pretty, as they always are.

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    1. Don't me too impressed, it's not done yet. It could end up being the flop of the century.

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  3. I recovered a rocking chair and footstool for my daughter, I even made cording for the cushions... and that was the end of my upholstery career! It was too stressful trying to get everything "just right". I admire you for taking on that project and can't wait to see it all finished. Love the colors in your quilt. Hope you are having a great week... it certainly sounds like a busy one!

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    1. Oh, mine is on the shabby chic little bit sloppy side, I would never attempt an upholstery project with cording. This is driving me crazy enough.

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  4. I used drop cloths for curtains a decade or so ago and really liked them. They are hard wearing and look good, too. Your upholstery project is great! I admire all your projects.

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    1. Thank you, that is such a sweet thing to say. I just hope it turns out the way I want it to, :)

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  5. I think the chair is gorgeous the way it is but as always, your slipcover will be beautiful too. As will the quilt. I always enjoy seeing your projects.
    I really wanted to just make our truck into a little camper like you did but Hubby wasn't nearly as interested in that as I was. So we got the camper. It is beautiful and I love it and it will give us the opportunity to go somewhere besides here! :-)
    Take care my dear friend.
    Blessings and hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I love this chair the way it is too, but you can't believe how many people won't sit on it . . . afraid they will spill coffee on it or something. If they know there's a washable cover maybe they'll go ahead a sit there. It's the most comfortable chair in the living room. Your new camper is beautiful; now you can visit your friends and travel the national parks, or even find a sweet summer lake spot not far from where you live, like you did in Spokane.

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  6. I love your comfy chair and although I can see why you want a slip cover for it it seems a shame to hide that gorgeous floral pattern. I hope all goes well in the making.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . slipcover are not my favorite thing to make, they are a bit stressful, but I want people to use the chair, like I said above, it is hugely comfortable.

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  7. It is a pretty chair. How talented you are to make a slipcover like that with no pattern at all. I wouldn't even know where to begin.

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  8. Connie, you are always so creative! That's quite a task to take on, but I'm sure you will do it beautifully.

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    1. Oh, thank you, I'll do my best and it will have to do. I truly have a need for projects this time of the year.
      Then soon Spring will be here and I'll have a lot to do . . . but outside in the sunshine :)

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  9. The chair is so pretty, I envy you being a slipcover sewer! I like your things that go with your furniture and wondered if they can be used for storage, or just to put ya feet up!

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    1. Oh yes, both foot stools in my living room have storage inside. This one is a great place to store all the clutter (right now that is seed catalogs and my nightly cuddle quilt) when company is on the way and you don't have time to do a proper cleaning, LOL.

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  10. I would probably feel the same way, not want to get it dirty. I never thought of painters cloth for something like that. I see some pretty fabrics there to make a wonderful quilt, can't wait to see what you do with them!

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    1. Hopefully they will both be finished my my next post :) Then I can move on to another quilt that I have the blocks made for but that I haven't joined together yet.

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  11. Oh Connie.. I love that chair the way it is!!! but of course, I can see why you want to cover it also.. when I first saw it with the florals, I thought, oh how gorgeous! I love florals.. but it will look so nice with the drop cloth and then you can use different pillows for the seasons. You are a brave soul to attempt it! I once actually did upholster an entire sofa, a long one, and I still remember it to this day (I was in my 20's!!!) and that was also the end of MY upholstering career! Never again. I actually did finish it which is rare for me! I love the ottomans with storage inside.. I got a little round one for my Van to hold a few things and have something to sit on. Love your quilt and the colors too and the fabric you chose for the binding looks perfect. I really like putting on a binding that is catchey and different. You go girl.. you've been so busy! I got a couple of little things "re-done" but in a very small way. Hope to post it soon! Hugs.. Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn, thanks for stopping by and thanks for your always interesting comments. This time of the year is the hardest for me so having projects to do really helps my days go by and not feel so empty. Then when spring does come and I can be outside I'll have a lot of the inside projects checked off my list. Whether you're doing big things or little things this is just a good time of the year to just stay busy and make a few positive changes. I'm looking forward to your next post to see what you've been doing.

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  12. You are amazing!! Everything you do is beautiful!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you for that sweet comment, I'm not really very good at anything but I'm not afraid to tackle and try new things, in fact it brings a lot of happiness to my days just seeing what I can do. I'm like that slow little engine that could.

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  13. You are incredible with your projects and all you do! I can't wait to see your recovered chair.

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    1. I just got it finished this evening. So in a few days when I have a little more time I'll do another post. You are so encouraging with your comments, thank you.

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  14. Wow! I love the slipcover! Brilliant! I love the chair's current dress, too. Go, Connie, go!

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    1. Thank you! You're quite the cheerleader :)

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  15. The slipcover is a good idea and you will be able to use some pretty throws and pillows on it with it a plain color. Love the fabrics you've chosen for the next quilt. Take care and stay warm this week!

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  16. Thank you. We've had Sunshine the last few days and the temperatures have gotten a little above freezing even up to 43 on Monday. Wahoo that's a heat wave! So our snow is slowly melting away. I'm waiting for the drifts to melt out by my fence so I can get out there and take down the Christmas lights. I don't light them up at night but they're still hanging on the fence and I'd like to get them down. I hesitate doing it in the snow because I wouldn't want to slip and fall. Things you think about as you get older :)

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  17. Hi Connie, I am sure your newly slip covered chair will turn out beautifully. I do love he floral on it also. It looks like a chair that says come sit and put your feet up, read a book or stitch on a quilt. Your so brave tackling these things and accomplish so much. Getting down on the floor is not for me anymore either! We have the ornaments, ribbon and lights off the Christmas tree but there it sits until our son comes over and puts it up in the attic. I think it was the 29th of January before we got the decorations off. Really enjoyed the cheeriness of leaving it up longer. Nancy

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  18. I don't know if it's the winter blues or if it has to do with being more isolated from others but I have heard more people say that they've kept their tree up longer this year than ever before. Like you said it just brightened up the room and mades it cheery. I finished the slipcover and had enough fabric to do the ottoman as well so I'll be posting about it in a few days. Have a nice weekend.

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  19. Don't you love those drop cloths? I always wash them first, too. Learned my lesson on that the hard way. I have a comfy chair I am thinking of hauling from upstairs to the main level. I would need to make s slip cover to do it because it would be an eyesore to me in its original state.
    Can't wait to see your quilt. xo Diana

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  20. It's so pretty, it seems a shame to cover it.

    But you are so lucky, to be able to make a slipcover!!!!

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