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Thread: durable banners

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    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
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    has anyone made a banner for a flagpole? {like winnie pooh, etc} i was wondering if there is more than one type of fabric you can use that is durable to stand up to weather? or is nylon my best bet?

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    I haven't made them but I know there is such a thing as stop-rip nylon. I've been also thinking about making some banners and I read somewhere that this is the stuff to use. Not sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I haven't made them but I know there is such a thing as stop-rip nylon. I've been also thinking about making some banners and I read somewhere that this is the stuff to use. Not sure!
    never heard of stop-rip!
    anyone know if that is available at walmart or joanns?

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    Okay, it is actually called Rip-Stop and it is available at Joanns!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Okay, it is actually called Rip-Stop and it is available at Joanns!!!
    rings a bell somewhere--thanks--what kind are going to make?

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    If you are going to fly it like a regular flag too much fabric or seams will make it too heavy to fly. A safer bet is to get the flag/banner pole that allows you to hand it vertically and then you can see it all. The rip-stop nylon is good but can be expensive.

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    actually, wouldn't it be better if it didn't fly? that way it would be "seen" better/more often than if it was waving in the breeze...

    thanks for giving me something to think about...hhhmmmm...

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