So I am looking at doing a large, 11X10-ft-wide tarp - at least that's what I'd like it to be.
But the silny fabrics vary pretty significantly in widths, and so I am wondering if a full 10' is unrealistic. For example, Ripstop by the Roll advertises a good price, but the finished size is only 59" (or 118" tot width). So if I figure to use up about 1.5" or so on the ridgeline, then use up 3/4" on each side for hems, I'm down to 115" width (give or take).
Hmmm. Is this normal? When we buy tarps, are they often measuring out at a few inches less than the advertised width? And lastly, will I even notice? I guess net loss is about 2.5" on each side..