Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes
Brian: I have the same problem trying to convince people to use marine grade or automotive grade vinyl in their car interiors. They all say "but this was a close out and only $6 a yard". My next question is: "do they have more if you make a mistake?"
I never use anything that I don't know where it came from and if I can get more. This is even more important with leather hides. I never use close-outs of leather, either.
I sure am glad there are no fish eyes in upholstery work!
Not being in that business I never thought about it but yeah, getting a portion of the vinyl or just enough leaving no room for error would be like getting just enough paint. You run out and WHAM you are dealt one that is a bit different and your work looks like crap.
Yep, I am big on quality materials and tools, even as a hobby, I just feel you owe it to yourself to save you from work and headache on something that is suppose to be enjoyable.