Hi all, I've been lurking here for a while but this is my first post. Thanks for all the tips that have helped me think about all the things I need to do for my (new to me) 1975 Boler
. Before getting into the fun stuff like sanding and repairing fiberglass I spent some time this winter sewing new cushion covers to replace the dirty and terribly outdate 1990s fabric it came with. Well the sewing was not nearly as hard as trying to wrestle those damn cushions into the covers so I thought I would share what saved me from a complete mental breakdown: cushion wrap silk film. People do not forget those words: CUSHION WRAP SILK FILM.
Seriously its like magic. Basically, before putting them in the covers, you wrap the cushions in the film and use a vacuum to suck all the air out. They shrink like those infomercial storage container things. When shrunk, you quickly put them in the covers and they soon expand back to full size. This allowed me to use a fairly thick batting that I otherwise would never have been able to keep smooth around the cushions, and now the cushions look full and professionally done. Next project: new birch plywood cabinet doors!