Originally Posted by Parker
We ordered upholstery fabric through Joann Fabrics, with the idea that we wanted a fabric made in the US. Unfortunately, we couldn't have it sent straight to Escape the way we could have if we had ordered from companies who provide Asian-made material. I won't try to understand that. We provided enough fabric to make a mattress cover and all sides of the cushions, which was pretty expensive to buy and ship. And unfortunately, while we discussed this "all sides of all cushions" in emails, it wasn't listed specifically that way on the build sheet and didn't happen. (Lesson learned.) So we got a small roll of fabric back when we picked up the Escape at the factory. At first, this was a bit of a disappointment, but really the heavy PVC fabric they use on the bottom of the cushions will likely hold up better on the plywood bench surfaces. So in the end, I think we're better off with the way Escape made the upholstery. And the workmanship of their upholsterer is excellent.
Because I was concerned about wear in the small dinette area, I requested a "pvc type" fabric for the bottoms of the seat cushions, since they'd be resting on the plwood. Also, I could put the plastic side up when less than neat eaters were at the table. I also have since put the anti-rug slide stuff underneath.