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need lots of fabric - cheap!

Posted by danaoh (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 31, 08 at 13:02

I will be doing an indoor craft show, and want to seperate my booth from others. I have an old 8X8 canopy, would like to use it without the top. Was thinking of sheers from the thrift store, if I could find enough in the same color to cover the 3 walls. What else could I use? It doesn't have to be fabric, just easy for me to carry and attach to the poles of the frame. and CHEAP! Figured you all would know how to get the most fabric for your buck - table cloths? Sheets? Help!


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RE: need lots of fabric - cheap!

I am just getting into rag rugs and I use bed sheets. I get them mostly at thrift stores and garage sales. Maybe curtains from thrift store would work also?. If you need something better see if you have one of those warehouse fabrics stores near you. Sometimes cheaper, but not always.
You would be surprised at what nice stuff you can find at thrift stores sometimes.


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RE: need lots of fabric - cheap!

Even if you can't get enough sheets in one color you could dye them. My kids have been playing with RIT dye and it's been seriously improved--working much better with more brilliant colors than in the past. I'm going to be buying a couple of bolts of muslin and start dying my own quilt backings after seeing the results they've been getting.

Annie


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RE: need lots of fabric - cheap!

shower curtains from the dollar store


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RE: need lots of fabric - cheap!

mosquito netting, muslin is cheap (it used to be, anyway) or cheese cloth? Sheeting fabric is really wide and probably cheaper than made-up sheets. Find local discount fabric places -- the major chains have great coupons which will help a lot. What about cheap tarp or plastic sheeting from the hardware store? Ugly can sometimes be a lot of fun!? No?


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RE: need lots of fabric - cheap!

Plastic drop cloth sheeting will be wide, and cheap. Can glue or paint decorations on it and will look new and purposeful. A not so cheap item, I think, would be garden nursery shade or frost protect cloth available in wide widths.


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RE: need lots of fabric - cheap!

The dollar/yard table at Wal-Mart. If you use muslin, you can always try the Rit dye. (Set it with a vinegar/salt water mix.) Another thought would be the $5 sheers at Big Lots.

DonnaR/CA


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