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Old 07-21-2009, 09:46 AM   #15
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:12 AM   #16
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Thanks everybody. The boler and casita look soooo cosy!!

I have my cushions being sewn now. My mom did the curtains yesterday and today - wow - big job!!

I will be excited to see how it all looks and I am going to take some pictures of the swatches and the "before" interior tomorrow before I paint the inside and lay the flooring.

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Old 07-26-2009, 12:35 AM   #17
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We just had a one piece 'mattress' made for our Trill; 3" foam - cut to shape, rounded corners, notched for the table support, and zippered at the back and it cost $350. You might look at the size of your bed. If it is 48" x 75", it is a "3/4 size" and there are standard mattresses and bed clothes made for it.

http://www.us-mattress.com/abspecsizmat.html

If, however, you want to use the rear table as a table, you have to stay with the segmented cushions.

Good luck. Looking forward to some neat pictures when you have it finished.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:26 AM   #18
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Dawn, I think you got an awesome deal. I just got a quote from one shop here for vinyl backing + labor (I would provide my own top fabric) the price was $1430. I don't believe this even included foam!!! Geez! You will see me up in BC handing over my cushions to your seamstress in the next year! Admitedly we have a 17' burro, but come on. There is one full bed and 2 bunks. Not a whole lot of yardage there....

I am going to make slipcovers for them, the best effort I can make with my home sewing machine.

Is labor just over the top in SoCal? Anyone else here try to redo their upholstery and get reamed? Maybe I should take the cushions to TJ?
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:44 PM   #19
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We had the cushions recovered in the Trill a few years ago. I don't remember what it cost, but it wasn't bad. We used a tapestry on one side and a plain color on the other, so we can mix n match.

I have been a seamstress for 45 years, but didn't have time to tackle the cushions. I did make the curtains & lined them with black-out fabric to block the light from the all-night lights in campgrounds. It works very well.

I do want to say: Unless your fabric has been pre-shrunk before cutting, DO NOT remove it from the cushions and wash it. The zippers are there for the convenience of the manufacturer in getting the cushions put together. If they are made of upholstery fabric, they may not even be washable: they may distort, shrink and/or shred in washing. You will not be able to get them back on the foam.

It is best to surface clean them, using a foaming product made for that purpose, or make a thick foam from soap and use that. Rinse gently.

Ask your provider what the fiber content is, and how he/she recommends cleaning it.

If you are making your own covers, one trick to getting them on the foam is to wrap a piece of heavy duty Saran Wrap type plastic around the foam so they slide in. Then pull the plastic out.
I once made all the cushions for a 50'Grand Banks Trawler - one side fabric, the other Naugahyde, all different shapes & sizes. Boy, was that fun!! NOT! <_<

Good luck with your projects.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:50 PM   #20
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Dawn -

I do upholstery professionally, and the price from your seamstress seems very reasonable. I would guess the materials are at least half of the pricetag, and that is a bit of labor to do for $250. She is correct that piping will make them fit and stay in place better - it helps keep the covers from "wandering" on the foam.

Mish -

I live in Los Angeles and do RV upholstery - please feel free to contact me directly about your cushions. The quote you got is outrageous. You can get quality work without being fleeced.

Here is a sample of the work I do for trailers....
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:31 PM   #21
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Cushions and Upholstery is expensive and i priced new foam lately and it really skyrocketed (it's a petroleum based product) so if you are using your original foam the price seems about right.
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Yes, foam has really jumped in the last two years. I get it wholesale and it is by far the most expensive part of the upholstery jobs I do.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:05 PM   #22
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I live in SoCal and own a 1999 17' Burro. Just had it reupholstered. Front dinette and back dinette. I was charged 395.00 and he made a matching bedspread for me. I did buy my own upholstery which was expensive 22.95 per yard but I really loved it. I could have gotten away with much cheaper fabric but we plan on keeping it for a while so it was worth it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:50 PM   #23
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Dawn -

I do upholstery professionally, and the price from your seamstress seems very reasonable. I would guess the materials are at least half of the pricetag, and that is a bit of labor to do for $250. She is correct that piping will make them fit and stay in place better - it helps keep the covers from "wandering" on the foam.

Mish -

I live in Los Angeles and do RV upholstery - please feel free to contact me directly about your cushions. The quote you got is outrageous. You can get quality work without being fleeced.

Here is a sample of the work I do for trailers....
Wow. that trailer looks rockin!

I had the gal do the upholstery. She did a good job but totally lied to me and gouged me on the price. She said it was $50 a cushion and made me 7, when I had asked for 8 (I wanted an extra little armrest cushion) and she charged my mom $500 - for a "standard boler job" when she picked them up for me. I want to call her and complain, but I can't be bothered arguing with someone who, at this point, I am pretty convinced is clinically cookoo. Thank you for trying to help me!!!!
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