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Old 09-21-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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Fabric Yardage

I have searched the form but not found how much yardage I will need to cover new cushions? If you have redone you cushions did you put the naugahyde on the bottom again?

Thanks for any help or links you can give me, I hate to repost if this question has already been answered but I can't find it if it has.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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I am in the same boat with my 13' boler, I did go for a quote getting it done professionally and was told 11 yards by one person and 13 by another, I have asked the same question in another thread
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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I am in the same boat with my 13' boler, I did go for a quote getting it done professionally and was told 11 yards by one person and 13 by another, I have asked the same question in another thread

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We are having a person finish up our cushions this week. Depending on whether you want zippers or not, 13 yards is a good number. It's always good to have a little more than you need just in case. Hope this helps
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Thanks for your reply's I am going to go the whole route with zippers and all so the 13 yards is what I will get, thanks so much for your help. I have a 13 foot scamp and forgot to mention that.
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I used 13 yards. did the bottoms in vinyl though so I have lots left over.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:17 PM   #6
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I used 13 yards. did the bottoms in vinyl though so I have lots left over.
Hi.. Can I ask why you finished the bottom of the cushions with vinyl?
Any special reason for this?......I will be recovering my cushions this winter and was just curious.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:25 PM   #7
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Often in campers the bottoms of the covers were done in vinyl because you can simply turn the cushion over if you have kids in wet bathing suits sitting at the table. The bottom sides of these cushions also take a lot more abuse from sliding them back and forth from table to bed so it makes them last longer.

Scott do you have any idea of how much yardage you had left?
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:25 AM   #8
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Vinyl bottoms on your cushions

These trailer cushions, as well as boat cushions, are exposed to quite a bit of moisture. They are sold by the manufacturer with vinyl on the bottom, so that the entire cushion is protected from moisture building up while the trailer is stored for the winter as well as while the trailer is outside in the rain.
I bought some material to redo mine (haven't used it since I sold my project Perris Pacer) and the seamstress said it would take approx. 13 yds for the woven (54" to 60" fabric and I can't remember how much of the vinyl...but think it was only 6 yards or so).
Good luck with your project!
Have you seen the many interresting threads on where to by the best material such as theSunbrella brand?
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:30 AM   #9
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Often in campers the bottoms of the covers were done in vinyl because you can simply turn the cushion over if you have kids in wet bathing suits sitting at the table. The bottom sides of these cushions also take a lot more abuse from sliding them back and forth from table to bed so it makes them last longer.

Scott do you have any idea of how much yardage you had left?


We did ours and used 11 yards, and still had some left over. With the price of this kind of material it is foolish to buy more then 12.

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Old 09-22-2010, 09:35 AM   #10
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We ordered custom yardage for the cushions on our Escape 13. We were told we needed 4.8 metres (5.2 yards) for a non-pattern fabric and twice that for a pattern fabric. As it was, for the pattern fabric we selected, Jo-Ann Fabrics only had 9 3/4 yards. We went ahead anyway and there was quite a bit left over. Our cushions have zippers and vinyl on the bottom.
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HI,
I think fabricguru.com is a good source for a variety of fabrics on the web. You can buy it by the lot, or by the yard.
Personally in the past I have not covered the bottom with vinyl, as I like to have the option of flipping the cushions over if they get badly stained. I also think the foam "breathes" better that way.
Now, how about the yardage for a Trill. 4500? I am guessing 15 yds, but does anyone know for sure? This is hopefully going to be a project that I can complete this winter!
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I also don't care for vinyl, but....I sleep on the front bunk which I had covered with a canvas type cotton. Condensation seems to form under me and I found mildew on my remnant fabric (very cheap fabric find). Expensive mildew resistant fabric would be better.

I put dri-dec squares below my cushions between the storage openings. This keeps the dampness off the fabric and I can wipe away the moisture under the dri-dek. We always tip our cushions up to let air circulate when we are not using the rig.

If I had spent lots of money and found mildew I would have been very unhappy.

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I have never seen dri-dec is this something they use in boats?

I agree maybe fabric both sides would be best for the breathing ability.
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Dri-Dek | The Product

We only seem to need it on my front bunk where fiberglass is underneath the cushion.

My husband sleeps on the dinette and we have never noticed moisture there. He must not throw off the heat I do. Also, we put the table up every day so cushions get moved around.


I suppose closed cell foam might not have the problem either?

Somewhere I read for tent trailers to put the bubble alum stuff under the mattress (they hang out over air) to stop the condensation.

We have a boat supply place convenient and more convenient they had a close out on a dri-dek type product.

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