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    good cheap source for 1.1

    I am wanting to make a double hammock out of 1.1. Can anyone refer me to a lgood, & preferably cheap, source for 1.1 ripstop?

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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=WHERE+FABRIC

    You can look for 2nds and get some less expensive stuff.
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    doh, thanks!!!

    I have heard mention of folks making hammocks from polyester... Do I need to look for RIPSTOP Poly, or what? On the OWF site, I saw they had poly microfiber & poly cordura... I didnt know what was what. Just a passing interest in the poly... If I cuold get it for a comparable price, the color selection might be better.

    Thx HC!

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    You should look for rip stop nylon. There is rip stop polyester out there, but it is not as easy to find as nylon
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    thx again HC!

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    I was in Hancock fabrics last week and they had 1.1 ripstop in every color of the rainbow, just fyi.

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    I am not blessed with one of those nearby. bah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodcaver View Post
    I was in Hancock fabrics last week and they had 1.1 ripstop in every color of the rainbow, just fyi.
    Are you sure it is 1.1 oz/yd^2? I have seen 1.9 oz/yd^2 rip stop nylon in several Hancock fabric stores in my area over the years but not any 1.1 oz.
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    At my Hancock's I'm pretty sure it's 1.1 oz... it's a bit see-through, pretty light, and definitely uncoated although the weight of course isn't listed on the bolt.

    At any rate I got some yesterday 'cuz it was $4.99 a yard for future quilt-making purposes (after my hammock-making purposes... and now my girlfriend wants one too so I got two to make!)

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    i got some hunter green 1.5 oz polyester from owf, they told me it was 1.1 nylon when i ordered it, now their site lists several 1.4 oz ripstops, wonder if they might be polyester too.

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