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Quick-change chairs. Brush gesso over worn or out-of-date fabrics to give upholstery a different look without spending much money or time.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1994 (v.72#6) pg. B-2

Choosing upholstery fabrics for problem pieces.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Feb 1980 (v.190#2) pg. 178

Painted chair fabric. Make your own fabric for covering upholstered furniture by painting white fabric with colored dyes.
HANDMADE #9 Summer 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 97, 84

A good sense of leather. Advice on selecting and using leather upholstery.
HOME FURNITURE #12 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 74

The effects of sunlight on fabrics in solar homes is described, along with tips on reducing the problem.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1983 (v.4#1) pg. 48

A guide to selecting reproduction fabrics for curtains, bedspreads, and upholstery in a restored period house. Includes a glossary of historic fabric terms.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1977 (v.5#11) pg. 121

Chair seat fabric and handtowels are woven in unbalanced broken twill (Swedish "cross") using three different stripe sequences.
SCANDINAVIAN WEAVING MAGAZINE (VavMagasinet) 3/1989 pg. 30

Two tips on making hard-to-sew fabric (vinyl upholstery material and fabric with foam rubber backing) easier to sew.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 12