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Old 03-10-2003, 07:50 PM   #15
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And...DON'T wash or dry clean the cushion covers before using them as a pattern no matter how dirty they are! They WILL shrink. Take it from experience...

If you must, make an intermediate pattern out of cheap muslin or something to keep the old covers from soiling your new fabric.


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Old 03-26-2003, 08:35 AM   #16
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My wife made a cushion for a window seat and we lamintated 2 densities of foam together. 3 inches of a fairly stiff foam with 1 inch of a softer foam on top. We used a foam adhesive to glue them together then glued an "envelope" of batting around the whole thing. Soft without "bottoming out"

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Old 03-26-2003, 08:44 AM   #17
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My interior was redone - couch, dining chairs,two captains chairs up front, wall trim, and other odds and ends at a cost of 2500+.
Terrific fabrics and a vinyl that the cow would swear is leather. Also new foam as needed, and button tucking.
Sounds like the 1600 price above is an upholstery shop that does furniture. I got quoted absurd prices from them too. My guys also took out all the pieces and reinstalled them.
More than I was going to spend, but it was 700 or more for a new couch and no guarantee it would fit right.
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Old 03-26-2003, 08:31 PM   #18
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Try a WOOL futon for mattress replacement. It's very cushy, it breathes well, and is superbly comfortable. We prefer it over foam mattresses and even regular beds with springs (which transmit stretching...ask my wife how she knows!). It may have a foam core, if I recall. Not cheap, but nothing more comfortable.

We got ours from NORKA Futon in Akron, OH (AKRON spelled backwards).

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Old 04-02-2003, 03:01 PM   #19
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Knox Foam

I bought two pieces of a softer grade of foam for the seat backs in my International from Knox Foam ( ). They gave me great service. They sent me samples so I could decide on the grade of foam and when I did order, it came amazingly quick.
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Old 04-02-2003, 03:14 PM   #20
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Besides Knox Foam, you may want to check Lindsey Foam
They encourage you to cut your own foam and give you tips on how to do it.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:51 PM   #21
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We are using original foam seems fine, to redo the couch and side dinette with piping or cording one estimate is 500. Now another fellow quoted 250? But we dropped the cushions off at the first man. Fabric on order from
she has designer fabrics for a fraction of the cost you would pay elsewhere. so many decisions. I hope my 500 is a good job! shop around and ask for photos of previous work. Good luck! We want to get our gal on the road asap.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:22 PM   #22
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Reupholstered my last trailer - front couch and rear twin pullout. It seems to me that I paid quite a bit for the foam but sewed the covers myself with durable material from wal-mart. Used muslin on sale to protect the foam and reused the zippers. Used a standard home machine and incorporated beading. I think Knoxfoam is probably cheaper with a lot less work but can't view the fabric in person. If your energetic and want to save money, look around and get the foam cheap, sew the covers and curtains using the old ones as a pattern. It was satisfying and I beleive cheaper if you have the time.

I do agree with getting foam that is firmer than you think for sleeping and sitting. I am leaning toward a standard mattress with a topper for comfort in my rear bedroom double. I am hoping to convert to a queen and just clean the covers on my present trailer. I lucked out when I bought this one, PO really took good care.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:07 AM   #23
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I purchased a single 4" mattress and was able to look through fabric remnants from their commercial projects and came up with top-quality cover material left over from a church pew cushion job... FOR FREE. I actually had a blast sewing it myself, added a cotton liner slip over the foam and sewed in a huge zipper, used Kevlar or something like it thread.. Ended up looking a little homey but the point is getting material for free makes it that much more comfortable

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Old 11-06-2008, 09:55 AM   #24
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We're doing our bed and dinette seats now and found good and inexpensive foam at The Foam Factory; They have various grades to choose from, all priced accordingly; and they also do custom sizes. We bought our fabric at Joann's fabrics and we are making the covers.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:54 AM   #25
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What does the muslin do in between the foam and the covers?

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Old 11-07-2008, 02:31 AM   #26
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Man, I can not afford what they quoted you...!!!! I removed upholstery from my gaucho and made a pattern from the material that I removed and used a simple sewing machine to replace what was needed...I did the same with my curtains and used small strips of elastic with the existing plastic attachments...It saved me boo coos of money and it was not hard to do at all....In fact, I am moving my Airstream home next week and will post photos of it all....Granted leather is nice, but with our budget, it is better to go the cheapest way with as great of a result as the most expensive....
My husband and I want to install 'Pergo' type of flooring...Can anyone assist me with advice on rounding the corners, ect., ?????? I will have to do this myself as my husband works long hours...
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:14 AM   #27
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I was going to start a thread, but this one seems a fitting place to ask... How many yards of fabric to do a 62 guacho? It is the face of the pull out base, the seat/ back, and two arms.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:20 AM   #28
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I just removed all the upholstered parts on our '87 and am looking to use leather, leatherette, or ultra-leather for the re-upholstering. We like the ultra-leather that is in our '06, which has held up good against our beagle and our daughter's pug.

It is hunting season here in PA and everything stops. So I will probably not get any further with the re-upholster until after the new year. I cringe to think what it is going to cost us to re-upholster the '87 as neither my wife or I can do that sort of thing.

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