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    Getting a bit bored with velvet for lining boxes and when I searched for some suede online this fake stuff at Spotlight seemed interesting (and cheap) so I got the missus to pick some up in Rocky. Not quite what I was expecting though and I don't know how to deal with the white felt backing - I wasn't expecting a backing at all, let alone something so thick. I'm thinking that if I try folding it over a piece of card like I do with the velvet it is going to be awful bulky around the sides and leave a sunken area in the middle. Anyone used it before?, and if so, how did you attach it??

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    Test

    The paper looks as thick as the velvet.

    Keen to hear.

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    Yes i have used it and no there is no problem folding over a card as we do. there is no void left and you attach in the same way, spray adhesive, then use double sided tape.

    I have found Spotlight has several different types of faux suede, yours being one of them and one that really does act and play like suede. you have to pick your store as not all stores stock the same stuff mores the pity. I have some and can send you a snippet to take round if you would like. pm me your details and i'll pop it in the post. its a pale Tan colour/Beige almost.

    Richard

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    An interesting point about Spotlight. All their stores are graded either A, B, C, D, E. The type of fabric/s sent to each store is dependant on your store grading. Somehow their head office knows which fabrics sell better at which stores. That's why you see certain fabrics at one store but not at another. Fascinating,...!!.

    A woman at Spotlight told me all this once. I buy all my fabrics there, and they give me those big cardboard rolls that they come rolled in, in the shop. I cut them into 500mm lengths on my drop saw, and get the women to cut my fabric into 1/2 metre widths , then roll them up and store in a spare wardrobe shelf. Prevents getting them all creased by folding instead of rolling.

    The velvet I buy is in the upholstery section, has like a white mesh backing, cuts easy, doesnt stretch, folds over your cardboard easy. Beautiful and soft to feel. I pad it with wadding for my bases.

    I've got like a mini spotlight store,....definitely more than I will ever need, but its there. Different colours of velvet to match whatever timber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumbler View Post
    Yes i have used it and no there is no problem folding over a card as we do. there is no void left and you attach in the same way, spray adhesive, then use double sided tape.

    I have found Spotlight has several different types of faux suede, yours being one of them and one that really does act and play like suede. you have to pick your store as not all stores stock the same stuff mores the pity. I have some and can send you a snippet to take round if you would like. pm me your details and i'll pop it in the post. its a pale Tan colour/Beige almost.

    Richard
    This is the type I bought . . . Bari Faux Suede Fabric Caramel . . . but it was only $15/m at the time. I'll have to do a dummy run with it to see how it goes - that backing felt just seems too thick to me

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls321 View Post
    ................. I cut them into 500mm lengths on my drop saw, and get the women to cut my fabric into 1/2 metre widths , then roll them up and store in a spare wardrobe shelf. Prevents getting them all creased by folding instead of rolling.................

    Paul
    I like that idea a lot! - but now it's all home I'd have to cut it into strips myself . . . . so it will probably stay folded
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    A month on, how did the dummy run with the faux suede go? Inquiring minds etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cava View Post
    A month on, how did the dummy run with the faux suede go? Inquiring minds etc....
    Still haven't got to it - planning on trying it in the drawers and ring tray on the jewellery box I'm making at the moment but there's been a few hold-ups on that - eg: Veneering the doors!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumbler View Post
    Yes i have used it and no there is no problem folding over a card as we do. there is no void left and you attach in the same way, spray adhesive, then use double sided tape.

    I have found Spotlight has several different types of faux suede, yours being one of them and one that really does act and play like suede. you have to pick your store as not all stores stock the same stuff mores the pity. I have some and can send you a snippet to take round if you would like. pm me your details and i'll pop it in the post. its a pale Tan colour/Beige almost.

    Richard
    Somehow missed your offer first time around Thanks, but I've got so much of this stuff with the backing on it now I had better work out how to use some of it before I go buying another type
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