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Canvas Fabric

Post by timbudtwo » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:25 pm

Are there any other reasonable sources of getting some quality heavy canvas for making a dome cover? I am probably going to end up purchasing those 12 oz painters tarps as fabric stores want an arm and a leg for theirs.

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Post by betrdanevr » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:17 am

These folks in Colorado sell flame retardant fabrics for industrial uniforms but they also sell canvas. I read about them on a site from a guy who makes SCA tents. It's an old site, so I didn't bother C/P-ing it, but he was talking about buying bolt ends -- albeit BIG bolt ends -- of maybe 80 yards and up at $3/yard. He said call them. You might be able to get something less. The company is called Itex.

http://www.banwear.com/Fabrics%20.html

And you're right. Traditional fabric stores are horribly expensive, and I hope you can find tarps at a good price.

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Now, this place is even more exciting, but it's probably not for your purposes. But it WOULD be for the home sewer who wants to make sportswear! Sounds like one could make the kind of clothes we buy at REI! Anyway, it's Rose City Textiles in Portland, Oregon.

http://rosecitytextiles.com/default.aspx
For over 24 years, Rose City Textiles has been selling the finest outerwear and sportswear fabrics made in the world. If you are in need of buying fabrics for manufacturing garments, as a business or a hobby, you have come to the right company.

We sell high quality fleece; fleeces that protect from rain and wind. We sell fabrics that stretch, fabrics that wick moisture away from the skin and fabrics that are completely waterproof and breathable, as well as, hundreds of other technically sophisticated fabrics.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:52 am

Go to your favorite hardware store or Home Depot and pick up some painter's tarps. They come in canvas and in at least two different weights.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:43 am

betrdanevr wrote:But it WOULD be for the home sewer who...
Am I the only person who would prefer "seamster"/"seamstress"?
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Re: Canvas Fabric

Post by timbudtwo » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:45 am

betrdanevr, i'm making an 8'7 dome. This comes out to be a little bit under 120 sq feet of area that needs to get covered. I guess I could probably get away with just two of those tarps because I doubt he will try to beat 50 dollars of fabric. Thanks though.
timbudtwo wrote: I am probably going to end up purchasing those 12 oz painters tarps...
Ugly Dougly wrote:Go to your favorite hardware store or Home Depot and pick up some painter's tarps. They come in canvas and in at least two different weights.
Uhm...
theCryptofishist wrote:Am I the only person who would prefer "seamster"/"seamstress"?
Hah, I was thinking the same thing. I had to read that two or three times before I didn't read it as something waste moves through.

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Post by BAS » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:09 pm

Hm, my apartment might qualify as a "home sewer" now...! :shock: (Man, I need to clean the place up! In winter it gets really hard for me to want to drag the *&^# trash bags all the way across the parking lot to the dumpster!)
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:39 pm

Or go CrAzY with cannibis canvas.

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Re: Canvas Fabric

Post by betrdanevr » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:59 pm

timbudtwo wrote:betrdanevr, i'm making an 8'7 dome. This comes out to be a little bit under 120 sq feet of area that needs to get covered. I guess I could probably get away with just two of those tarps because I doubt he will try to beat 50 dollars of fabric. Thanks though.


I'm sure you're right for that amount of fabric. That's great. It'll cost you less, then, whatever you get.

theCryptofishist wrote:Am I the only person who would prefer "seamster"/"seamstress"?
Hah, I was thinking the same thing. I had to read that two or three times before I didn't read it as something waste moves through.[/quote]


LOL! I didn't catch that.


Now, I don't know if you really want two (or more) pieces of fabric or just one, seeing as though I've never covered a dome. LOL

But if you would like a tarp that is 10 x 10 (or bigger) try a truck tarp.
This site has everything including logging tarps and hurricane tarps. They have a huge selection, including size range, and most have grommets (if that's important to you). Shipping charges aren't bad, so I think you could get something for around $60 near as I could figure (more if canvas).

http://www.tarpsplus.com/poly-tarps-sin ... tarps.html

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Post by poisenloaf » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:56 pm

I'm not sure where we got ours, but we used old billboard ad vinyl to make a dome cover.

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Re: Canvas Fabric

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:08 pm

timbudtwo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Am I the only person who would prefer "seamster"/"seamstress"?
Hah, I was thinking the same thing. I had to read that two or three times before I didn't read it as something waste moves through.
Lucky you. I was thinking the actual waste. Forgot my "age" again.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:23 pm

i am one and have always preferred the term "Seamster".

it's like a teamster, but with better taste in clothes.
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Post by penguin » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:30 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i am one and have always preferred the term "Seamster".

it's like a teamster, but with better taste in clothes.
But what if you aren't seaming; would you be a dartster? a zipster? a hemster?

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:32 pm

oh god no. I know what they do to hemsters. I just dont like richard gere that much.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:48 pm

Sorry Simon, I've seen you and your Hemster brethren doing the Hemster Dance.
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Re: Canvas Fabric

Post by timbudtwo » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:31 pm

betrdanevr wrote:But if you would like a tarp that is 10 x 10 (or bigger) try a truck tarp.
This site has everything including logging tarps and hurricane tarps. They have a huge selection, including size range, and most have grommets (if that's important to you). Shipping charges aren't bad, so I think you could get something for around $60 near as I could figure (more if canvas).

http://www.tarpsplus.com/poly-tarps-sin ... tarps.html
The 12oz heavy duty tarps at home depot are 25 bucks for a 9x12 canvas tarp.

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Post by betrdanevr » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:20 am

Yes, I saw that, and as long as one works for you, then that's great, and if it will give you the "coverage" that you want! :D

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:21 am

Sorry Simon, I've seen you and your Hemster brethren doing the Hemster Dance.
have you seen my hemster on a piano video yet? it's gone viral.
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Post by wedeliver » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:23 am

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:17 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
Sorry Simon, I've seen you and your Hemster brethren doing the Hemster Dance.
have you seen my hemster on a piano video yet? it's gone viral.
And my doctor doesn't have the innoculation yet.
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Post by robotland » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:41 pm

Timbud! Another option might be to check your vicinity for banner companies. The screenprinting/banner making place I worked for a few years back threw LOTS of great, colorful marine-grade acrylic away on a regular basis. (I've ranted about it on Eplaya before, but Here I Go Again.)
If you're anywhere near Kalamazoo (and so many are!) I can hook you up with some of my stash or give you directions to Consort/Kal Banner...
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Post by CapSmashy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:47 pm

Don't forget billboard vinyls as well.

I'm picking up a few next week at 25 per. 14 x 48 and 20 mil thick.
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Post by mdmf007 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:25 pm

CapSmashy wrote:Don't forget billboard vinyls as well.

I'm picking up a few next week at 25 per. 14 x 48 and 20 mil thick.
is that in inches or feet?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:51 pm

mdmf007 wrote:
CapSmashy wrote:Don't forget billboard vinyls as well.

I'm picking up a few next week at 25 per. 14 x 48 and 20 mil thick.
is that in inches or feet?
It's in mils.


Now I'm going to go post that on "your" page.
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Post by timbudtwo » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:07 pm

robotland wrote:Timbud! Another option might be to check your vicinity for banner companies. The screenprinting/banner making place I worked for a few years back threw LOTS of great, colorful marine-grade acrylic away on a regular basis. (I've ranted about it on Eplaya before, but Here I Go Again.)
If you're anywhere near Kalamazoo (and so many are!) I can hook you up with some of my stash or give you directions to Consort/Kal Banner...
I live in the Bay area in California. Not too close to Kalamazoo. However, I plan on stitching the covers together to make a tight fitting one. None of that overlapping nonsense! The vinyl I believe would hold heat in like an excellent insulator. Something I am not sure if I want. Canvas will be a little more kind to heat movement.

Plus vinyl stenches when its hot.

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Post by FLETCHER » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:34 am

Harborfreight.com has canvas up to 25 X 40 ft. Very good prices. They also have plastic up to 30 X 60 ($85), grommet kits, tarp clips.
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Post by hillbaker19 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:48 am

Does anyone know where I could find quality canvas fabric with a black and white pattern? Such as stars, hearts, clouds, or something similar? I want to make a purse with it.


.. Any idea??


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Post by Bob » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:07 am

You don't say where you live, but there are tarp & awning shops in most major metropolitan areas.

Or learn how to stencil w/ fabric inks, dyes, etc.
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Post by Bob » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:08 am

eta: Wait, how big a purse?
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Post by chiefdanfox » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:53 am

Art supply stores usually carry different weights and qualities of canvas by the square foot. That is probably the most expensive route, but you will also have the added benefit of running into fully pierced and inked art students. Always a plus.

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Post by Bounce530 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:25 pm

timbudtwo wrote:
I live in the Bay area in California.
Isn't there a banner/billboard company on the east side of 80 in the Emeryville/Albany area. I'm sure I remember seeing it while sitting there in traffic.
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