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open in the center to attach a cushion to
a wood or PVC base.
" Most hidem is used in manufacturing cushions, and most of it is vinyl, "
Hirsch says. " But you can also use woven fabric, such as Sunbrella®. "
" Hidem conceals staples or tacks
while attaching marine fabric flush to
the bottom of a boat seat with a stapled
vinyl trim, " says Steve Daegling, industrial product specialist for wholesale
distributor Trivantage®, Glen Raven,
N.C. Daegling says Trivantage's top
choice to fight water, mildew and fading
is Horizon™ hidem gimp, made of coated
engineered synthetic leather.
Welting, which is also known as
piping, is described by Hirsch as " one
piece of cord, as opposed to two that
make up hidem, with a flange that is
sewn between two pieces of fabric to
give it a finished look. "
For welting, Griffin prefers foam core
piping because it is more manageable
and easier to use versus paper or plastic
cord. " We try to stay away from cottons
and nylons, as the polyfoam products
last much longer, " he says.

Top: Prefab piping is available in most standard colors, and trimming
manufacturers continuously add colors to provide more options. Many
marine fabricators prefer to make their own accent piping for projects
that require custom color and textures. Photo: Sailrite.
Bottom: Binding and facing can both be used to trim the raw edge of
a fabric application and come in a variety of widths such as these
¾-inch and 1-inch bindings and facings from Manart-Hirsch.
Photo: Manart-Hirsch Companies.

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