Home Décor w/Alison Glass, Part 2

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This week marks the second post for designer Alison Glass. If you missed the first post, simply click here. Take it away Alison!

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Designer: Alison Glass
Product Review: Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece — Using 987F as a backing for quilt weight fabric in an upholstery application.
Purpose:  Research adding bulk and stability to quilt weight cotton to make it an appropriate weight for use in upholstery projects.
Project:  Recovering a vintage arm chair in quilting weight cotton fabric backed with fusible fleece.

Before:
The chair will get a new coat of paint to go with the new fabric!

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Fabrics Used:
Mural in Night from the Lucky Penny collection by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics.

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Applying the fusible interfacing to the fabric
The 987F Fusible Fleece was very easy to work with and apply to the cotton fabric. I followed the directions for a “light bond” and had no problem with the two adhering to one another. The two fabrics seem to have similar stretch and move well together.

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Attaching the fabric/interfacing to the chair
I have to say, I was a bit skeptical that this would work, but it did, and so well! The fleece moved and stretched with the quilting cotton beautifully, it really seems that the two are like one substantial fabric. In addition, the little bit of added padding the fusible fleece gives really helps to smooth out the surface of the fabric, but without a lot of bulk. Frankly, it was easier to work with and in the end looks nicer than some upholstery fabrics I have used in the past. I am really looking forward to seeing how this will wear over time, but I feel confident that the fleece has given the quilting cotton the little extra it needs to continue to look beautiful and function well over time. The thing I am most excited about is the doors this opens up for using some amazing quilt weight fabrics for these type of projects.

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Conclusions
Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece is useful for a lot of projects, and this is yet another. I am thrilled to have found a product to add to all of the gorgeous quilt weight cotton fabric out there in the world that allows it to function well in upholstery projects. I think I might need more vintage chairs now!

After:

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A HUGE thank you to Alison for sharing her findings with us! We’re really excited about getting started on a new home decor project:).

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About Alison:
Alison Glass is a surface and space designer living in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Aspiring to create a career for herself, Alison started a design business in 2007 focusing on space remodels and custom home decor pieces. Her love of color and shape and the combination of the two eventually lead to making the decision to step back from the local design business and work toward her goal of creating artwork for surfaces. She is thrilled for the opportunity to design fabric for Andover.

Alison is inspired by the multitude of details in the world, both natural and those made by artisans, particularly in urban architecture. She is passionate about the ideas of making choices that are consistent with who a person is, being increasingly comfortable with ambiguity, and continuing to move forward and live in the new. She loves to talk about these ideas, as well as art, design, architecture, color, kids, okay, pretty much anything, with anyone who cares to talk! She is incredibly grateful to her husband and kids, for who they are, and for their enthusiasm and support of her work, as well as the amazing varied and interesting friends she is meeting along the way who are a constant source of inspiration and new possibilities.
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Find Alison Online:
Website :: Blog :: Facebook :: Instagram :: Pinterest :: Twitter :: Flickr

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5 thoughts on “Home Décor w/Alison Glass, Part 2

    • erin @ pellon says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Pat! I just love Alison’s finished chair:). Thanks for using Pellon® products! –Erin at Pellon

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