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    How are you determining if it has DWR?
    Just if it's shiny on BOTH sides?


    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    In the tradition of some of Jeff's fabric tours, I checked out a couple walmarts on a trip I did this weekend. To my luck of the 2 walmarts I checked, both had something of use to me.

    I ended up with 19.75 yards Blue 1.9 untreated, 8.75 yards of silver 1.1 DWR, 6.75 yards grey 1.9 untreated, and a 9.3 piece and 5.25 yard piece of OD 1.1 DWR nylon ripstop. All in all a great find.

    I just wanted to share this with people who would understand. I just got dirty looks from the person I was with, until I told her the retail price I would have paid if I ordered this stuff online.

    It's good to see there are still some fabric departments left with what we need. So when in doubt, stop in and look. Never know what you will find.
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    That and seeing a bunch of it. If you look really close at untreated the surface looks rough and the edges fray, DWR the edges fray and it is shinney, sil the edges do not fray and it is shinney.

    Make sure you look for the box pattern if you want ripstop. I have been seeing a decent ammoun of non-ripstop or taffeta. I am a little fuzzy on the differences.

    If you want www.owfinc.com sells fabric samples for cheap that would be a good reference.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Wal-Mart OD 1.1oz Silnylon

    I went to Bentonville today (the home of walmart) and while I was there I talked to the lady who orders their fabric for the Bentonville store. She told me that she would do her best to order a lot of silnylon. I told her the weights and that I prefered OD color. I told her that I would buy all that she can get in, but I will not find out for another 2 weeks (maybe longer). I go to Bentonville every Monday so I will keep yall posted. Oh by the way, I'll share too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preacha Man View Post
    I went to Bentonville today (the home of walmart) and while I was there I talked to the lady who orders their fabric for the Bentonville store. She told me that she would do her best to order a lot of silnylon. I told her the weights and that I prefered OD color. I told her that I would buy all that she can get in, but I will not find out for another 2 weeks (maybe longer). I go to Bentonville every Monday so I will keep yall posted. Oh by the way, I'll share too
    maybe she was just being nice (& sincere), but will find out that getting that silnylon is easier said than done.
    but that would sure be great if she's able to come through for you!
    very nice of her either way.
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    Wal Mart

    There are three Wal Marts close to where I live and they all have been providing me with 1.1 ripstop in various colors. Also found some 1.9 oxford as well as 1.9 urathane coated. Didn't think I would ever feel like a kid in a candy store every time I go into their fabric dept.

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    If you get some OD Sil I would be interested in some.
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    I would also like to get some sil from you if you have extra. I would be okay with about any color except hunter orange or pink.
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    I would really like some too, though I do have doubts that you'll actually find OD silnylon.


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    When I talked to her, she told me she would do her best. Headchange, I'm sure your tough enough to have pink .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preacha Man View Post
    Headchange, I'm sure your tough enough to have pink .

    I plenty man enough to have pink silnylon. It just clashes with my shoes and purse.
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