Do I need to use batting?


Old 08-16-06, 02:21 PM
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I am reupholstering my dining room chairs. I have really good, thick fabric and high density foam. DO I need to use batting as well, or can I just use the foam. I really don't want to spend any more money and go to the store again. I just want to get started! Thanks!
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Old 08-16-06, 07:53 PM
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From watching my grandmother make over her house...many's up to you. How comfortable do you want the chairs to be? Just the foam could be sufficiant, but extra batting could add extra comfort and add some roundness to the look. Or just get started...if you aren't happy with it, you can always redo it.
Old 08-17-06, 09:58 AM
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i helped my mom redo some of her chairs, and there was no batting. just foam. and in your other post (a duplicate, which i deleted), you said there hadn't been any on yours either. so apparently, it's "okay". but did you like them that way? were they soft enough?

i like Aqua's advice: do one, see how you like it. if it's not cushy enough or too square-ish, remove the staples, add the batting, & reattach.
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You don't have to, but I'd recommend it

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