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New Video Series: Sewing Machine Tips and Tricks

Trivantage has partnered with Bill's Sewing Machine Company to create five how-to sewing videos to help you maximize productivity. Watch as our longtime partner and friend, industrial sewing mechanic Johnny Bentley, guides you through the basics.

The video series covers helpful tips and best practices for industrial sewing machine users so they can maximize productivity across their machine’s lifetime. While demonstrations in the videos are on a heavy-duty sewing machine, what is shown will translate for many industrial sewing machines including long-arm sewing machines and brands like Consew, Janome, Pfaff, Yamata, Brother sewing machines, and others. The videos will also help users of quilting machines, embroidery machines, lockstitch sewing machines, and sergers.

Click here to watch all five videos in the series, and our complete video library includes a range of fabric videos and those featuring hardware and accessories.

Trivantage Launches New Video Series

Trivantage has launched new product videos on PrintCraft™, an innovative print system technology, and cool shade in seconds with Marine Shade Fly.

At Trivantage, we understand that digital printing offers both personal and commercial customization. That’s why we introduced PrintCraft, which offers unlimited shade fabric customization.

When the heat is on, you can create easy shade with our Marine Shade Fly premium boat shade poles, customizable fabrics, and hardware. With a hand-selected offering of shade fly supplies, Trivantage makes it easy to purchase everything you need to meet your customers’ needs, including pick-and-choose adjustable pole sets, fabric, and hardware.

In addition to our two newest videos, our complete video library includes a range of fabric videos and those featuring hardware and accessories.

New Video: Sunbrella® Rain

With waterproof barrier technology for quick-drying comfort, Sunbrella Rain offers complete moisture protection for maximum outdoor time. Sunbrella Rain fabric repels rain on the surface, allowing the water to bead up and roll off instead of soaking into the furniture or cushions. When used with a swellable thread, the thread expands when wet, closing the holes in the cushion where water normally seeps in. This keeps the filling inside the cushion dry, reducing dry time of the overall cushion.

To demonstrate Sunbrella Rain’s carefree protection from the elements, we have added a new video featuring our very own Brett Baird, regional sales manager, who discusses the benefits of this fabric:

  • Waterproof outdoor fabric
  • Quick-drying immediately after wiping away moisture
  • Prevents water from passing through the fabric, keeping cushion inserts dry
  • Ideal for environments prone to heavy rain, moisture, and mildew
  • 30+ pattern options for customizing stylish outdoor seating cushions in residential and commercial settings
  • 5-year limited warranty

Sunbrella Rain is constructed of the same fibers and yarns as legendary Sunbrella products which are 100% solution dyed acrylic, meaning you and your customers will enjoy the same mildew and fade resistant performance product you have grown accustomed to. Sunbrella Rain products are available in roll or cut yardage quantities available through Trivantage.

For more information on the Sunbrella Rain line of products, please contact your sales representative, visit, or contact us at 1-800-786-1876.

Press Play: The Trivantage Video Library

Need sewing machine tips and tricks? How about a tutorial on the technology behind shade fabric customization through a single source? Maybe you’re looking for details on solid, well-constructed hardware, which is the backbone of any successful awning, marine, upholstery, or recreational project.

At Trivantage®, our Video Library has you covered, and full captions are now available on every video as well as a transcript:

For sewing tips, industrial sewing mechanic Johnny Bentley of Bill's Sewing Machine Company helps you maximize productivity in five how-to sewing videos.

Our Fabric Videos delve into Hydrofend® cover fabric, our Marine Upholstery Collection, Causeway® marine upholstery, Sunbrella® Horizon® (one the most exciting to come to marine upholstery), innovative PrintCraft® print system technology, and many more.

We also feature Hardware Videos on Marine Shade Fly products, slide-on wire canopies, shade sails, including custom designs, and a demonstration of the precision of the Engel Hot Knife.

And don’t forget our Accessories Videos, ranging from repair tape, thread, and fabric marking pencils.

Click here to access our complete library. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your sales representative or call us at 800-786-1876.

If It’s Summer: BellBloc® Fabric Liner

If It's Summer: BellBloc® Fabric Liner

With summer in full swing, your customers will love the extra moisture and mildew protection BellBloc fabric liner provides to outdoor cushions.

A revolutionary new cushion liner fabric, BellBloc is made from PET (polyester) for its resilient properties. Used between the outer fabric and inner foam insert of cushions and pillows, BellBloc gives an added layer of protection from moisture. The polyester fabric liner offers 25% to 40% improved water repellency over industry competitors.

Mildew-Resistant, UV-Resistant, and Machine Washable Outdoor Cushion Covers and Liners

As regional sales manager Brett Baird outlines in our video, BellBloc defends against mold, mildew, oil, and stains, extending the life of the padding and fabric. It is breathable, lightweight, heat stable, and economical. As Brett notes, you can use BellBloc as a fabric lining for cushions (marine and casual furniture), seat backs, furniture, and pillows.

Protecting Your Upholstery Fabric with High-Quality Outdoor Patio Cushion Covers and Liners

BellBloc 68 is non-woven and best for flat applications like outdoor seat cushions, while woven BellBloc 100 is more flexible, making it ideal as a throw pillow lining. Watch the video for complete details, and be sure to check out our complete video library for a range of fabric and hardware videos.

Find the Best Protective Cover or Liner for Your Upholstery Fabric

At Trivantage, we provide various wholesale providers who can help protect patio furniture such as couch cushions and outdoor pillows with high-quality covers and liners such as BellBloc. To learn more about protecting your outdoor living sets, contact our experts today.