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Upholstery DIY Diamond pleats/quilting

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jakesbackyard, May 31, 2009.

  1. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    I love Diamond patterned interiors :)
     
  2. Awesome thread. I've been researching pillow-top upholstery for my T. A little goes a long way, IMHO.
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  3. 6berry
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    Definitely saving this thread!
     
  4. Kan Kustom
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    like those
    I like those.
     
  5. yblocker
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    what are these buckets from>?
     
  6. indyjps
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    Look like 1965 impala to me, my dad has a 65 SS.
     
  7. 35desoto
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    Now these seats are darn fine - that interiors something to be proud of

     
  8. brady1929
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    Sorry for bringing up an old thread but diamond pleats are cool Jake.
     
  9. 26Troadster
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    i'm glad you did, cool thread.
     
  10. jakesbackyard
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    Thank you. Diamonds never get old! In fact diamonds are pretty popular in new high end cars and classic builds.
     
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  11. 6inarow
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    Had to bump this thread. I have been searching and this is helpful on a lot of things Thanks @jakesbackyard
     
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  12. Diamonds as an accent. 20799934_773972109452001_4029649224445210905_n.jpg
     
  13. jakesbackyard
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  14. Corn Fed
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    Here’s the stitching in my late 60’s, early 70’s built 32 Coupe.

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  15. fastcar1953
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  16. jakesbackyard
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    I guess I never posted pics of my Model A finished in 2017 here...more diamonds...

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  17. stanlow69
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    Diamond (sewn) tufted. As was asked earlier. First lay out your design. Then you fold the material on the line and sew the bold line. Thus giving you the diamond shape. Sorry, but I did this quickly just to show you how it`s done. Scan0882.jpg Scan0883.jpg
     
  18. jakesbackyard
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    This is all hand tufted (no sewing) in a 1913 Buick I did a few years ago...

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  19. stanlow69
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    Here`s a Ken Worth that I cleaned the interior up a bit on. New carpet and dyed all the plastic. Factory sewn diamonds. Scan0887.jpg Scan0888.jpg
     
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  20. stanlow69
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    Nice work on the Buick, Jake. The way it should be done. Here`s a couple buggy seats I did that were sewn. Scan0889.jpg
     
  21. junkyardjeff
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    Sewn some diamonds in a co workers motorcycle seat this winter,first time in over 20 years.
     
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  22. stanlow69
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    Did this 54 Chevy about 8 years ago for a guy. Scan0898.jpg Scan0897.jpg
     
  23. Dartagnan
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    @jakesbackyars This thread is great and really helped me a lot! Thank you!

    I thought myself to sew a bit and started renewing and upholstering different parts of my MX-5 NB. It began with the gear gaiter, then some easier plastic parts, the center console and now I'm working on new door panels. On those I am also using the diamond pleating for the first time and have a question there. I am using a Brother CS10 machine which worked fine for my purposes so far but the only way I know to prevent seams from opening up again is to sew pack and forth a couple of stitches at the beginning and the end of each seam. But I never saw anyone doing that for the diamond pleats. Would a more professional machine use a different way of sewing so the seams won't open? I wonder if anyone has a hint on what's the best way to "lock" the seam in my case?
     
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  24. jakesbackyard
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    Yes. I backstitch about 3 stitches at start and end of each line.
     
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  25. junkyardjeff
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    Some times I tie the thread on the bottom.
     
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  26. Dartagnan
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    Thank you for the quick help! Then I'll do it that way
     
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  27. sliceddeuce
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    Great thread.
     
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  28. sliceddeuce
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    That pun was not intentional....
     
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  29. jakesbackyard
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    Good one....lol.
     
  30. My old Vette has it, seats and door panels. Done in 1973. I didn't really care for it when I got the car but it grew on me. Get many compliments as people like modified old Vettes. I do get an occasional "when are you going to restore it?" so always ask them back "why?"

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