Originally Posted by Target9000
We went with Ultrasuede for new cushion covers. The price
of this stuff is nuts if you pay list. We would have never bought it for that. However... There are "other" ways.
My wife found that lots of leftover ultrasuede often go on ebay for much below list price
but with the downside that they are in odd measures. However, being that boat cushions
are small, we were able to make that work.
We bought 9 yards @ $23/yd with free shipping
. It came in different pieces so it took some "engineering" to make the most of it.
Many thanks for the tip Target
Ultrasuede settee upholstery is 15 years old and gets a lot of use, so it is starting to look a bit shabby (it recently started pilling on the seats, the backrests still look like new after each wash). Replacement was a task to be done this winter.
Ultrasuede is brilliant. It's lovely to sit on and touch and it looks good. It wears well, stains sponge out, and it is washable. Even biro marks wash out easily. I had leather at home, but Ultrasuede is much more comfortable in hot weather
and there is no sliding around when the seats are used as berths during passages.
After reading this thread I have just picked up 15 yards of genuine Ambience HP Ultrasuede remnants in 3 pieces @$25/yard (the largest piece being 8 yards) at less than a third of retail price on ebay in the colour I wanted - a light silvery grey