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?
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.)