Quilted Upholstery Fabric
If you're looking for the ideal fabric to improve the look and feel of your upholstery, our quilted upholstery fabric is the answer! It looks great and provides numerous practical advantages for your boat.
Pleated marine vinyl upholstery patterns
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Increasing options and expectations
Contrasting the color of thread and welt allows you to add different design elements to your finished products.
Upholstery foam considerations
At Canvas Designers Inc., we use everything from ¼-inch foam up to ¾-inch foam thicknesses on wholesale marine vinyl upholstery fabric. Most automotive quilting products use ¼-inch foam, but the increased thickness of the foam can change the whole look of a design’s depth. We at canvasdesigners personally use ½-inch as our standard thickness and go down to 3/8-inch or ¼-inch only when we have a very small pattern and are looking to have a flatter look. All four foams we use have tricot backing already applied to them.
Marine thread creativity
Marine Vinyl Upholstery Foam Considerations
At Canvas Designers Inc., we use everything from ¼-inch foam up to ¾-inch foam thicknesses on wholesale marine vinyl upholstery fabric. Most automotive quilting products use ¼-inch foam, but the increased thickness of the foam can change the whole look of a design’s depth. We at canvasdesigners personally use ½-inch as our standard thickness and go down to 3/8-inch or ¼-inch only when we have a very small pattern and are looking to have a flattering look. All four foams we use have tricot backing already applied to them.
Marine Thread Creativity
An essential element of your quilted vinyl design can be the thread portion of the job. This type of quilt stitching exposes the thread at the panel's surface. The size and color of the thread can contribute to the final look of your finished product. Using complementary or contrasting thread to the fabric's color lets you achieve different design effects in your finished quilted marine vinyl products.
As we have seen in the automotive industry, thread size can even play a part in the finished look. Everyone has seen sports cars with seats topstitched in bright fluorescent-colored large-diameter threads. Your equipment limitations may or may not let you vary the thread size, but remember that automotive trends typically show up in the marine industry, so be prepared for this element when considering future equipment needs.
Anticipating marine market demand
As demand for more intricate patterns and designs continued, we among the best CNC quilting machine manufacturers upgraded to our ZSK CNC embroidery machine. This is one of the few equipment options on the market that allows us to use both a heavy thread for the quilt stitching and a small thread for the embedded embroidery capability we were looking to add. Our machine is a 12-thread machine with six large threads and six embroidery threads that can be used simultaneously to create a design. This machine allows us to quilt stitch any pattern drawn or imagined, but unlike most other equipment, it also allows us to embed embroidery in our quilted pattern simultaneously.
The embroidery machines in this market segment have a fixed head and a large hoop that moves the fabric in the pattern we are trying to achieve. Our machine has the largest sewing area available in the U.S. We can continuously sew a panel area of 52 by 54 inches with our ZSK and embed embroidery anywhere within this area. This capability gives us an infinite number of design elements that allow us to build unique, high-end upholstery products that many competitors cannot produce. It has also opened an opportunity to produce these panels for other shops and has allowed us to expand our workload to keep the machine busy doing our retail and wholesale marine vinyl upholstery work.
Marine upholstery designs change just like the fashion industry, but quilt stitching is the newest trend and will be here for a while, so jump on board and add creativity to your next project. Whether you’re hand-guiding, outsourcing, or looking for your next equipment investment, this design element allows you to add tremendous value to your finished products.
Mike Erickson is CEO of Canvas Designers Inc., a large South Florida custom canvas and upholstery shop. John Erickson is the next generation in the family and head of the technology department. He oversees the company's CNC, CAD, cutting, and equipment development.
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What is quilted marine vinyl fabric?
Marine vinyl fabric isa type of quilted upholstery fabric specifically designedfor use in harsh marine environments. It features a unique quilted stitchingpattern that adds style, texture, and comfort to boat interiors and exteriors.The fabric is engineered to withstand the harsh conditions of the sea while providingexcellent durability and protection.
What are the benefits of quilted marine vinyl fabric?
It offers several benefits for boat owners. It provides enhanced comfort due to the additional cushioning provided by the quilted stitched panels with foam.
Where can quilted marine vinyl be used on a boat or yacht?
Quilted marine vinyl fabric can be used in boat's interior or exterior on coached or mezzanine's. It is commonly used on center console boat seating, exterior and interior cushions, headliners, wall coverings and panels, and any other upholstered surfaces. The versatility of quilted marine vinyl allows boat owners to create a cohesive and stylish look throughout their vessel that is why we offer 54 different quilt panel designs.
How do I clean my quiltedupholstery fabric?
Cleaning and maintaining are relatively easy. For daily cleaning, simply wipe the fabric with a damp cloth or sponge using mild soap and water. For tougher stains, a non-abrasive cleaner may be used. It is important to avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can damage the fabric. Always check fabric manufacturers guidelines first.
Can quilted marine vinyl fabrics withstand exposure to the sun?
Yes, quilted marine vinyl is specifically designed to be UV resistant. It can withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight without fading or deteriorating.
Can quilted marine vinyl be customized to match my boat's interior or exterior?
Yes, we specialize in creating custom designs in a variety of designs, patterns, and colors, offering customization options to suit individual preferences. Whether you prefer classic quilted patterns or contemporary designs, there are options to match your boat's style and create a personalized look.
Where can I find quilted marine vinyl fabric?
It can be found at canvas designers in west palm beach FL. It is important to choose reputable canvas shop and with 38 years of experience we can ensure you receive a durable and reliable product.
If you have any further questions about quilted fabric for upholstery or need assistance in choosing the right fabric for your boat, feelfree to contact our knowledgeable team.