It takes time for me to create your vision. I want to make sure you get what you want. As such, I request that you begin the inquiry process approximately 5 months before you would like it to be completed. This will allow sufficient time for discussion of your vision, fabric selection, and final trim details.
Fabric and trim is a significant cost of upholstery, and I want to make sure you are truly happy with your selection. I mean, why spend all the money if you only like it... on a 70s & Sunny Sunday! I have allowed time in my process to ensure that you can live with your fabric for a few days, or even a week, if need be.
Once you have selected your final fabric and any trims, an initial deposit of 50% of the estimate, or the cost of fabric, whichever is greater, must be received in order to hold your time on the calendar.
There are many qualities and characteristics of fabrics that need to be considered when selecting for a project. When you select a fabric through me, I can advise you of the nature and use of the fabric. How long will it last before it shows wear? How to clean it? Is it good for daily use? Will the dog's nails snag it? Will it stand up to the hot dog eating contest the kids are having?
All of these questions are left to chance with COM. As such, I must have final approval of COM use for a project.
If the COM is excessively wrinkled, was rolled incorrectly, was folded & stored for a significant amount of time, or has flaws I reserve the right to charge a COM fee or refuse to use.
Should you select a fabric that is a pattern, I will spend time with you to discuss how the pattern will be applied to the project. There are all sorts of super technical terms, like pattern match, center and flow, as well as a lot of questions around fabric pattern placement, but don't worry... I am here to guide you through the process.
Some patterns are incredibly difficult to match and may result in a pattern matching fee.
Like fabrics there are options! Yes, lots of options. And options are good, because that makes the project truly custom, truly yours. I will work to find the best fit for you, whether that is single welt, double welt, fringe, cord, gimp, ribbon/bias, or nailhead. Or maybe a combination?
An initial deposit is required to put you into my schedule. The deposit is usually 50% of the estimate or the cost of fabric, whichever is greater. Final payment is due at time of pickup.