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Where to buy blackout fabric?


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#1 of 8 chris rick

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Posted March 27 2004 - 05:07 AM

I have another thread up in this forum about my diy screen, and I am wondering where to get blackout material at. I've heard Jo-Ann Fabrics...anyone have a link to blackout fabric or an item number/sku to find it on their website or in store? Roughly how much would enough blackout fabric cost me to make a 96-100 inch screen? Thanks!
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#2 of 8 Todd Shore

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Posted March 27 2004 - 12:52 PM

It has been a while since I bought any (3 years) and at that time they didn't have it online. I don't know if they have it available online now or not.

I paid between $7 and $8 a yard for it. If you have a store near you, ask for DRAPERY blackout fabric. It is a white woven fabric that is rubberized (not really rubber, maybe vinyl) on one side. ASK. As a guy you'll probably be tempted to browse until you find it and you'll probably never find it.

#3 of 8 Todd Shore

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Posted March 27 2004 - 12:59 PM

This might be it.

#4 of 8 Zeeshan T

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Posted March 28 2004 - 02:55 AM

I think it would be somewhat difficult for you to make a 100 inch screen from the material b/c it is 54 inches in height. I am sure you could do 96, but 100 may be pushing it. Cost is about 6 bucks a yard.

#5 of 8 Todd Shore

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Posted March 28 2004 - 03:08 AM

The fabric has some stretch to it, but if you wrap around a frame that will use up what you gain with apprimately 54" being the net result.

My own screen is 96" X 54".

#6 of 8 NickSo

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Posted March 28 2004 - 05:14 AM

If you go to the actual store, and ask the clerk they'll know what you're talkin about...

#7 of 8 Vince Maskeeper

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Posted March 28 2004 - 12:22 PM

Yep, JoAnn will know what you mean (if you mention material to line drapes, they will really know-- but it is common and easy to find).

As was mentioned, it comes on 54 inch bolt-- so you won't be able to do anything taller than about 53-54... unless you check into custom order bolt- but I'd uess you'd have to buy a whole bolt, probably as much as a stewart screen.

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#8 of 8 Greg_R

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Posted March 29 2004 - 10:41 AM

For the ultra-wide blackout curtain, check with a theater supply store. My local store had cloth up to 72" in width. However, I ended up purchasing the 54" stuff at JoAnn's due to cost and screen size.