Post Number: 25
Votes: 0 (Vote!)
|Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 02:47 pm: || |
FYI all: Calico Corners stores have a fabulous assortment of Sunbrella fabrics -- tweeds, woven patterns, you name it. Great stuff. Not cheap, but Sunbrella is the benchmark in outdoor no-mildew fabrics. They don't sell through their web site, but you can get a flavor of the options at http://www.calicocorners.com/fabrics_indooroutdoora.asp
If you aren't reasonably close to one of their stores, you can get samples and order by phone (800) 213-6366.
Russ Fender (Admin)
Post Number: 35
Votes: 1 (Vote!)
|Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 08:00 am: || |
Upholstery fabric availability comes and goes rapidly. Since the fabrics industry is basically an extension of the fashion industry, new selections replace the old in a hurry. When a fabric is no longer available, it is no longer available. The only sewing patterns we still have or sailboats are for the interior of the 7.9 one design. Do to our overhead and production schedule, our upholstery work is more costly than having local shop fabricate replacements. All our original sewing patterns for the sailboats were sold to an upholstery fabricator who intended to provide an upholstery replacement service for those who needed curtains, cushions, etc. Shortly after, that company went out of business and all patterns were lost. When selecting replacement fabrics for use in a boat, be sure that the fabrics selected are 100% synthetic, as natural fibers are more prone to mold, mildew, rot, etc.
Also note: Interior curtains, drapes, headliner, hulliner, and carpeting also fall into what we consider as upholstery.