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Where to buy blackout fabric?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by chris rick, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. chris rick

    chris rick Second Unit

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    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!
     
  2. Todd Shore

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    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.
     
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    This might be it.
     
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    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. Todd Shore

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

    -Vince
     
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    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.
     

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