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!
highrollers cycle seats says
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!!!
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
PEACH TREE FABRIC IN aTLANTA GA CARRIED IT AND MAY STILL HAVE SOME
Nadeem Muaddi says
Thanks for the leads highrollers and papasage!
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!!
Syl Tunkkett says
I had a custom 77 dodge van in the 70 and 80s too. I want to do it again but with no shag lol.
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
Have you see white pleated boat vinyl for sale ?
Love this page
Jeff Gibson says
Hi I built a 70s hippie van and just used what I could find but it was so popular that I’m now doing my 5th one and I want it better than all the rest , I want that dimond tuck velour that they used on those 70s&80s vans !! I have showed people pictures of those vans and they all just freek out, so come hell or high water that’s what I want! Where can I buy it
Rick Ousley says
I am looking for a white vinyl diamond print with the circles in the centers, pre sewn backing,
To cover vintage banana seats on schwinn stingrays currently a seat covers are running approx $220.00 for a 24 inch by 12 inch size piece, i just paid $ 2000.00 for 8 ft of smooth white vinyle factory matching the 63 thru 65 models,
I have a fake seam heat press to make the deep tuft pattern I may have to re tool up if I can’t source the material, i need 100 covers imedietly any leads apriciated