My wife and I acquired a beautiful 1968 CARAVEL
in November that has been 95% restored. The former owner purchased all new foam for the cushions but they still need covers which is great for us as it gives the opportunity to choose our own fabric.
We looked around online and found www.newtoto.com
in Toto, Indiana. Mr Marks offer a very nice selection of fabrics for all purposes including some great heavy-duty material for upholstering. The pattern we liked best was not as durable as our second choice but we liked that one very much too. It's called GREAT AMERICAN BISON. Newtoto's web site showed that they had 29 yards in stock and offers free swatches so prospective buyers can actually see and feel the fabrics under consideration.
In case you're interested this is what it looks like.
"Great American Bison" Heavy Weight Tapestry
Don't like it too much; I bought 20 yards so they only have 9 yards left which is not enough to do an entire trailer.
I spoke with Sidney Marks the owner and he said he gets many of his fabrics from the travel industry which includes companies that do uhpolstering for trailer manufacturers. Since many of these are in Elkhart Indiana he is right in the area and knows all the players so he gets some really nice stuff.
GREAT AMERICAN BISON cost $9.00 a yard which is an outstanding deal in itself but there's a sale until December 31st 2009 of 20% off so we got 20 yards for $168.65 including shipping. That should be more than enough, perhaps with enough left over for a few chair cushions for the house.
This place has a lot of nice fabrics that are very nice and the prices are really right. We priced upholstery fabric at JOANN Fabrics and most of it LISTS for $40.00 and up a yard. Even with the 50% sale they have going on right now I still would have paid $400.00 for 20 yards and I didn't find anything that even comes close to the fabric we bought from NEWTOTO for $7.20 a yard in quality and suitable pattern for our Airstream.
I'd seriously recommend Mr Marks to anyone who is in the market for uhpolstery fabrics for their Airstream or any other purpose for that matter.