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Old 12-11-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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Where can I buy material that is used in Airstream trailers to reupholster my sofa and dinette other than buying it from an airstream dealer?

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Old 12-11-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by deerfield
Where can I buy material that is used in Airstream trailers to reupholster my sofa and dinette other than buying it from an airstream dealer?
I think that's your only choice, I'd go and buy fabric thats a little heavier and similar color. Which color of fabric are you looking for?

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Old 12-11-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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We bought our new fabric here in Atlanta. There is a street with several upholstery dealers in a row. Good prices too. Most have an online presence as well.
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Rockywoods Fabrics has a bunch of retro fabrics. But be warned the plethora of choice may drive you nuts.
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From what everyone says, Airstream uses Sunbrella fabrics. You can find quite a few places that carry Sunbrella, if you specifically want the same fabrics that Airstream uses. But any good-sized fabric store (even Joanns) will generally carry upholstery fabrics. You don't necessarily have to use upholstery fabrics, but they're generally rated for flame retardation qualities, or wear qualities, or what have you, and will generally hold up to harder wear than non-upholstery fabrics.

If you go the Joanns Fabric route (the bigger stores usually have quite large selections of fabric), you can wait for a 50% off sale, or sign up for their online coupons and wait for a 50% off coupon, and buy your fabric then. (They do carry a limited amount of Sunbrella fabrics or Sunbrella-like fabrics.) It's very rare that a month goes by without a 50% off coupon.
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i have to redo the cushions in my camper and i want to pull my hair out because i can't choose. funny huh? just when i think i have it down i find one i like better. what can i say it must be a women thing!

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