Photo: Diamond Pleats by the Yard

Published by Naseem Muaddi on June 20th, 2013

Auto Upholstery - Pre-Sewn Diamond Pleats

Of course, we all know that you can buy vertical-pleated vinyl and cloth by the yard, but did you ever think you’d see pre-sewn diamond pleats for sale? While touring DLT Upholstery Supply’s massive warehouse earlier this month, we found this gem tucked away on a back shelf.

I’ve heard veteran trimmers talk of pre-sewn diamond pleats, but have never actually seen it for myself. It’s too bad that the fabric is discontinued, because it sure would save us a lot of time.

Finding this rare roll of pre-sewn diamond-pleated cloth goes to show how some suppliers and auto upholstery shops may still be holding onto discontinued materials. If you’re ever in need of a discontinued item, pick up the phone and ask around. You can even post about it in our Auto Upholstery Forum, where trimmers connect every day. You never know who might have exactly what you’re looking for.

As for pre-sewn diamond pleats, DLT’s team is working to track down a new source. We’ll keep you posted!

The Haartz Corporation

9 Responses

  1. There is actually a company in Phoenix that still sells this diamond pleated fabric in a flocked velour. I posted a questionon an upholstery forum looking for a supplier after i had seen it. I had a gentleman tell me about H&R. We both were told by a know it all, that there was no such thing and kicked off the forum for spamming to promote H&R. I reregistered twice to tell this 40 year trimmer that he did not know what he was talking about and that I did not appreciate being called a liar. Found his phone number and called for a heart to heart talk offering to make the trip to him if he didn’t retract his statements. Much to my surprise, he called H&R to verify the fabrics existence, then posted an apology. SOME PEOPLE!!!

  2. papasage says:

    i had a pice i put in the headlinner in my old delivery vann . also sewed some to re line a converson vann . the walls and sealing. had some picks but don`t know where they are now . the man i did it for had a heart attac while i was doing it . i alwayes joked about it and said it looked so good is whay he had a heart attac . maby it was the cost. lol

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  4. Thanks for the leads highrollers and papasage!

  5. Jeff says:

    I used a lot of that back in the 80s on custom vans lol brings back not so fond memories of having to press buttons for all those diamonds!!

  6. Sylvester Trunkett jr says:

    I’m planing to do a van for my fishing trips. to sleep in and alittle camping. looking to ndo the walls and seeling in diamond pleaded quilty

  7. Robin says:

    Have you see white pleated boat vinyl for sale ?

  8. willa says:

    Love this page

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