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    What type of ripstop do joann and hancock have? (1.1,1.9,etc?) I visited both today but neither store had any employees that knew what it was, so any of yall know what it is?

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    pretty sure it's 1.9 or the likes.

    Edit: At least that's all I've ever found at Joann.

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    My best guess is that it is 1.9...

    There's no way it's 1.1 that's for sure...

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    Yall are faster and smarter than the employees... not a good sign for the stores. All the stuff at both places seemed to be more or less identical so its probably all 1.9 then. Thanks for the help.

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    To give the employees credit... the weight of the fabric is not something most patrons of Joannes would care about. It is not a figure that is printed on the bolt or distributed with the product to most retail locations. Vendors who care about the weight can find it through the manufacturer. I doubt that even the wholesalers have much of a knowledge of the weight without checking on it with the manufacturer or weighing it out themselves. Sometimes it is labeled as a denier number which can translate to weight if you know the correlation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZMad2000 View Post
    When a fabric is calendered how does that help the fabric besides making one side shiny???
    "Help" depends on what you're after. From what I've read, the process can actually hurt the threads, by causing them to become brittle and weak. I suppose there's a yin and yang to this process.

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    I bought 3 yards of ripstop nylon there today. 59" wide it weighs .67 lbs. According to my calculations that works out to 2.08 oz per square yard. Is that heavy weight enough to use for a hammock?

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    It's definitely good to use for a hammock, but I'd recommend going 3.5 yards... longer is more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    It's definitely good to use for a hammock, but I'd recommend going 3.5 yards... longer is more comfortable.
    I could have gone 3.5 yards but then I'd have to get a bigger tarp. Last week I made a hammock out of 2 yds of free fabric the wife got somewhere. I was hoping it would be long enough for my 8 yr old. It wasn't, but it is a good length for my 4 yr old. So I figured 3 yds would be enough for the 8 yr old. I got it home and realized finished size would be 2 inches longer and 4 inches wider than my current hammock so instead of cutting any off I just sewed it up. I haven't tried to hang it yet. It's an oz lighter and shouldn't stretch as much as my store bought Travel Hammock.

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    two weeks ago went to the US and casually found a Joannīs fabrics store, so I asked for the ripstop nylon. It was as expensive as I had seen in the net, but didnīt look like the fabric of the Skeeter Beeter Pro I had just bought. Or more correctly said, the Skeeter Beeter fabric didnīt look like this ripstop. Besides of being less heavy, it doesnīt show the chekered trheads I saw on Joannīs, but looked almost exactly like the nylon of my swimsuit shorts.
    So, is this parachute silk ripstop or not? Or could I take my swimsuit to a fabrics store and ask for a simmilar material to make a tarp or hammock?

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