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t all matters. Fabric. Thread. Trimmings. They work
together and depend upon each other. Skimp on one
component and the whole project is compromised.
For marine fabricators, trimmings are the critical
details that refine and elevate a project. Read on for a
primer on marine trimmings including terms, uses, innovations
and techniques that open the door to finishing touches that
perform, enhance and hold projects together-beautifully.

The basics
There are thousands of product choices
in the marine upholstery market. " In
fact, it is time consuming and tedious
to pore through all of the product data
to determine the best products for the
job, " says Russ Griffin, co-owner of
Northcoast Marine Specialties LLC,
a marine canvas fabrication shop and
training school in Port Clinton, Ohio.
" Many shop owners will narrow their
preferences down to a half dozen 'goto' products rather than repeating the
search again and again. "
Bindings are used to trim and finish
the raw edge of a fabric application.
Used by every fabricator, they come in
a variety of sizes and surround the raw
edge of fabric to make it look neat. " We
carry from ¾-inch to 2-inch binding
but the two main sizes are ¾ inch and
1 inch, " says Rick Hirsch of wholesale
supplier Manart-Hirsch Co., headquartered in Lynbrook, N.Y. " It used
to be that ¾ inch was a staple but over
the years people started to prefer 1 inch
because you have a little more room,
which makes it easier to catch the edges

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and the sewing material a little easier.
But it all comes down to the preference
of the individual fabricator. "
The workhorses:
hidem and welting
Hidem and welting are two foundational
products of marine trimmings.
Fabricators who educate themselves on
a variety of finishing details using these
products can elevate their shops above
the competition.
" Hidem and welting are the two mostused trimmings in the marine upholstery
business, " Griffin says. " Welting is used
more often and can provide separation
of colors from one panel to another and
can accent upholstered goods to match
their surroundings. Hidem is simply a
'must-use' product to hide staples that
attach vinyls and fabrics to hard surfaces. When given the choice, an upholsterer will elect not to use hidem if there is
another way to attach the fabric. "
Hidem is a term that comes from a
contraction of the words " hide them. " It
is also known as gimp. Hidem is comprised of two pieces of cord that flips

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