Just picked up some new upholstery fabric - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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Just picked up some new upholstery fabric

I really didn't care for the colour of the upholstery Fabric in my ParkLiner... just wasn't "me".

So I took a ride over to the huge fabric warehouse near me and picked up more then enough to cover my cushions. (I also need to make 3 new cushions, didn't get one for the side dinette table, a backrest cushion, and Im planning on makeing a new table top for the large dinette that will allow a leaf to make it full sized and when closed will be about 24" long... so a 3rd backrest cushion that when I drop the table down and want room to play my mountain dulcimer/have friends over playing guitar etc)

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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I like it! It'll hide dirt and stains too. Good if you have pets or messy people accompanying you on camping trips.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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Nice, big improvement over the standard pattern..IMHO. Is it indoor/outdoor? Sunbrella?
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Deryk, who is doing the actual sewing?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #5
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Very Pretty!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:55 PM   #6
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Good for you deryk I love it when folks individualize their trailers. Nice choices
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #7
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Thanks Folks!

I wish it was sunbrella for what I paid for it $4 a yard lol. There was 20 yards on the bolt, but for the price I wasn't gonna complain. And I will be the one sewing it... Living on a sailboat, I started doing my own sailcovers and bags because it as much much cheaper. My sailrite walking foot machine has already paid itself off lol. Im not perfect but it usually comes out looking pretty good.

I liked the pattern because the blue tye-dye that Harry chose was just too washed out looking for me and it would show stains. I have my eye on an awning that will have some green in it so the colours should look all good together...Im hopeing lol.

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I am with you on the colors in the Parkliner. Not my taste in the ones I have seen so far. I like the camper design though.

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heh, yeah when I was contemplating buying a brand new scamp 13 front bath I wanted to order it with just the foam, no cushion covers cause I didn't care for the green or blue.

I like the idea of customizing it as much as I can within reason. They are mostly just white fiberglass on the inside and ratfur. The ParkLiner does add some beech wood to warm it up a little... and Im thinkin over time I might cover the walls in wainscotting all varnished up nice.

But for starters its uholstery and curtains and some knick-knacks. On my boat I had a shelf out of the way with some funky stuff like a little statue of David, a gargoyle candle holder, and a few other things and used industrial velcro and they never moved... but looked nice . Im thinking a hanging oil lantern over the side dinette... but the battery operated candles are pretty good, wouldn't mind a few pillars placed around... give the illusion of candles flickering with no chance of burning the trailer down lol

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I like your fabric choice, Derek. The neutral colors in campers don't alway appeal to new buyers, but I see the need to keep manufacturing costs down by limiting the choices. But I'd be another owner that would be chaning the fabric colors as soon as I purchased!
And to anyone thinking of doing it themselves, it is not terribly difficult, You can even skip the zippers by using a 'foldover and pin/snap' typ of closure. Changing the fabric is the fastest way to give your camper a whole new vibe.
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Thanks Pam!

Yeah I usually avoid zippers and just whip stitch them closed. I guess the zippers are less likely to rust then on a boat lol but trying to keep life easier lol

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I did zippers on our fabric wasn't too difficult and makes it real easy putting foam in.
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I left my original cushion fabric in place and made fitted tops and sides to go over them. I let the fabric on the sides extend 8" below the bottom of the cushions. Then I just folded the sides under to the bottom and pinned them in place onto the cushion fabric. SO easy and fast. I'm watching to see if the pins seem to be getting rusty and if they do, I"ll take them off and whip stitch the covers on.
I'm looking forward to the photos of your new cushions, Deryk, I'll bet they add a whole new look to your camper!
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One down... 100 to go lol.

Im hopeing in 3 weekends to be down at my friends to spend the night in my ParkLiner... hopefully the cushions will be done and then I can take some measurements for drapes lol. I ordered and now can't find the lightweight needles for my Industrial... might have to order more or make heavy light sheilding drapes lol... maybe add a 2nd rod..sheers and drapes?

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