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- The Most Frequently Asked Questions -

This is one of the most common questions asked us and on the decorating message boards. It's a difficult question for a lot of reasons.  There are tables out there, but even they have to simplify their calculations to cover a wide range of material and furniture styles.  One reason that makes this difficult to answer specifically is that even within one style of chair (for example, wing chairs), there will be a great difference in the yardage required to cover the piece.  If you use a material with a stripe or a large pattern repeat, then the matchwork will call for considerably more yardage than a plain or nondirectional small print.
Judy has enough experience that she can get a pretty close estimate just by looking at a piece of furniture. For those of us with less experience, she's prepared these guidelines.
Here are some typical styles and sizes with yardage for a plain or non directional print fabric.  Once you've got experience and have had success with the technique, you might consider a symetrical stripe or a simple to match print. For this, add 10 - 15% to the yardage figures.

FABRIC NEEDED:
YARDS

 STYLE
 9  Large wing chair in video.
 8  Average chair with skirt.
 16  Average sofa with skirt.
 20  Sofa w/ 3 seat and back cushions and 2 side pillows with skirt.
 3  Ottoman with skirt.

WELT CORD NEEDED:
YARDS

 STYLE
 25  Large wing chair in video.
20  Average chair with skirt.
 80  Average sofa with skirt.
 125  Sofa w/ 3 seat and back cushions and 2 side pillows with skirt.
 5  Ottoman with skirt.
 2 1/2  Throw pillow.

LINING FOR SKIRTS:
 YARDS

STYLE 
 1  Chair.
 2 1/2  Sofa.
 1  Ottoman.



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