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Old 02-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #57
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Alf--I'm glad to hear that your Scamp cushions fit so well--I'm still on the fence about getting them myself.

Nita--thanks for the suggestion of calling Scamp, I may as well try it--they might actually tell me!

Darren--cant wait to see those cushions when completed--you will be your own best advertisement.
My husband wants a "theme" for our trailer since it will be behind either his or my hot rod going to rod runs for the most part. I bought a very busy fabric in our theme for the curtains and really want to have a solid seat cushion. If we have a mind to the curtains could be changed out pretty easy for a different look.

I guess I will have to buy earplugs for my three year old (for the colorful language that the sewing machine seems to bring about ) and just go for it.

This forum is always so helpful---I have a folder of tons of modification ideas that you all have shared that really is invaluable info--thanks again Jackie
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:47 PM   #58
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For those who have made their cushion covers--any idea how much material to buy?
Jackie,

I'm in the midst of making new covers for our 13' U-Haul. I haven't cut out all the parts yet, but I calculated that I need 9 yards of 55" wide fabric for the tops/sides/piping, and 5 yards of 55" wide vinyl for the bottom. I think it's going to be a tight fit though, and wish I had bought 1/2 - 1 yard more of the fabric.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:34 PM   #59
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one quick question - do the Scamp covers come made to fit 3" or 4" foam?
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:00 AM   #60
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one quick question - do the Scamp covers come made to fit 3" or 4" foam?
Alf S earlier said that Scamp are made to fit 4" foam.

Darren I wish I had know you were looking into doing this we just last week ordered our covers from Scamp.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:56 AM   #61
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one quick question - do the Scamp covers come made to fit 3" or 4" foam?
Hi: 4"...I had to put new foam on the front bunk/sofa back as the cover was sloppy. That origional foam was only 2" I put 3" med. density foam+ a covering of 1" Tereleen fiber fill stapled to the edges of the plywood backing and wraping around the foam...I slit 1/2 way through the foam where the hinged wings on the ends of the bunk are to make the foam curve at the walls better...Worked like a charm Took two of us sweating to slip the plywood covered with foam and Tereleen into the cover My Brother said "Next time get some Silicone spray to make it slide in easier Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie p.s. I haven't installed this in the trailer yet...gotta wait till it thaws so I can open the door
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:48 AM   #62
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Alf S earlier said that Scamp are made to fit 4" foam.

Darren I wish I had know you were looking into doing this we just last week ordered our covers from Scamp.
Ah yes David ... if I'd only known myself last week!

Did they process your order? If not, I can meet you at Fabricland or some such place and you can take a look at the fabrics. The choice is awesome!
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:10 PM   #63
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So, my question to all is .. if we were to offer such a service, how much interest would there be and what would you be willing to part with to have the covers of your dreams?!

We will use your thoughts as part of our decision to offer this service or not.

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Hi Darren, we are looking at making cushion covers ourselves (they need to be finished by start of May for a camping trip ). Depending on the price you charge, we might be willing to let you do all the work. We need different size cushions than the standard Trilliums because we have purchased a thicker foam, so custom made cushions are the only option for us.

On a side note, are you finding any good sources for fabric in Calgary?

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Old 02-27-2007, 12:47 PM   #64
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Hi Darren, we are looking at making cushion covers ourselves (they need to be finished by start of May for a camping trip ). Depending on the price you charge, we might be willing to let you do all the work. We need different size cushions than the standard Trilliums because we have purchased a thicker foam, so custom made cushions are the only option for us.

On a side note, are you finding any good sources for fabric in Calgary?

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Hey guys ... ah yes, that push to get ready for May! I can identify with that!

I have been purchasing at Fabricland. Let me tell you, the selection is there but the prices, even after discounts, are not cheap.

I'm not sure what a reasonable rate would be for the labor at this point, since we haven't quite finished ours. Although I am keeping track of time as I do it to determine how much is involved.

We wouldn't be looking to get rich doing it, it's more just to help other owners out more than anything but we can't put in all that time for nothing either.

Either way based on the * discounted * prices for fabric that we used, we are into just the material for about $200+, then there is the other materials and the labor. I daresay if you wanted to economize on the fabric and use cheap stuff you could likely get away with less but we want our upgrades to be quality and to last.

Once we are finished making ours I'll look at the time involved and figure out what that piece is worth.

A word of a note though : we used the original Boler cushions to make templates from so I don't know if there is any differences from Trilliums or not. Accomodating a thinker foam isn't much of a problem if you are going for a three piece cover (top + bottom + side panel as per original. The alternate is a two piece where the top also forms the sides, plus the vinyl bottom. This eliminates the front visible seam but is more tricky to stitch.)

Any thoughts?
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:14 PM   #65
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I'm delighted to report that our new cushions arrived from Scamp today. The quality is excellent and they look terriffic. Here are a few pictures. That little dog Buster is a local neighborhood "threat" - Looks like he approves! Cheers, Alec
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:14 PM   #66
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The order went in last Wednesday so it is too late. But if I ever move up to a 17' I know where to go.

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Old 02-27-2007, 05:00 PM   #67
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The order went in last Wednesday so it is too late. But if I ever move up to a 17' I know where to go.

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Yeah, you bet. Hey, did your trailer arrive yet? You posted pics anywhere?
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I'm delighted to report that our new cushions arrived from Scamp today. The quality is excellent and they look terriffic. Here are a few pictures. That little dog Buster is a local neighborhood "threat" - Looks like he approves! Cheers, Alec
Hi: Alec your covers teriffic fresh yet almost origional looking...WOW!!! I hope I can borrow a Digi Cam. and take some pix's when ours is done.
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Yeah, you bet. Hey, did your trailer arrive yet? You posted pics anywhere?
Hey Darren, it is supposed to be here on Sunday. We can't wait, just trying to get everything somewhat ready for the campout at pine lake. When it does arrive I will send you a note and some pictures.
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Thanks Alf! We did want covers in keeping with the 70's appearence - and we like the colors of the plaid. The best part of all is the firmness of the new foam though - very comfortable and a huge improvment over the 30 year old original foam. Now we are going to equip ourselves with new curtains. Hope you are able to get hold of a camera - I'm looking forward to some pics of the Silver Billet!! Cheers, Alec
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