Defining canton flannel

March 1, 2008

Compiled by Juli Case Question: What is a canton flannel? Answer: A canton flannel is a woven fabric, typically made of cotton. It’s a heavy-twill woven fabric that has a plush nap on one side. It’s used in applications where the nap offers protection, such as in an interior cover for keeping a boat from …

Button shells available in various size

Compiled by Juli Case Question: We’re working on a boat upholstery job and we need some sort of button form that we can cover with leather. The form can be plastic or another non-rusting material, size 20, 22 or 30. Do you know where I can find something like that? Answer: You’re probably referring to …

Choosing the right zippers

January 1, 2008

Compiled by Juli Case Question: Due to the weather and saltwater in Florida, we use a plastic #10 separating zipper with locking pulls. The locking pulls give our installers and customers difficulty. The pin drags and sticks. We use a popular brand and have tried a non-locking pull from another supplier, but that didn’t work. …

Fabricating with CAD technology

Letting technology work for you can lead to increased efficiency and increased profits. By Greg Fadeev, Canvas Designers Inc. Technology can be scary. But because you run a custom marine fabrication shop you should consider the possibilities and the potential of digitizing your patterning processes and automating your cutting processes. A reputable vendor will be …