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Old 09-28-2011, 11:10 AM
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Would any one please tell if they know which thread I did to use when embroider a flag for out side use. And the fabic to use,so that it will last. thank you ruth
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:15 AM
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I don't know anything about the right thread, but I just made a wind sock and I think the fabric I used was nylon. I bought it at Hancock's, and when I told them what I was making, they said, "Oh, for a flag, and directed me right to a section that had about 12 colors. I am pretty sure it was nylon.

So far the wind sock has held up to some pretty fierce Texas winds.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:47 AM
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thank you so much for the advice on the fabic
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:06 PM
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I made a large banner for an outdoor venue using the "flag corps" fabric (I think it is called rip-something) that is either polyester or nylon. I just used the regular Coats & Clark Dual Duty Plus thread that I use for everything and it has worked fine for an extended period in fierce wind conditions.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:18 PM
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thank you i will try that
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:18 PM
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Fabric, rip stop nylon. Use polyester machine embroidery thread. Choose a design that is not very dense as the nylon sort of perforates. I would use a washaway stabilizer. If the flag will be viewed from both sides, you will need to use matching bobbin thread.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:39 PM
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I was knot to sure about the polyester thread if it would hold up in the sun.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:41 PM
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Whenever I make anything for outside, I use ripstop nylon and make it with french seams so it doesn't fray.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:45 PM
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I use a UHV thread that holds up for years in the sun, wind, rain & snow of Flagstaff, AZ. This thread along with some great sunbrella fabric is what I use to make deck furniture covers, pillows and awnings. It's a heavy fabric but is still flexible. Be sure to look into heavy duty needles when sewing with this stuff. PM me if you want to know the company I work with. The thread comes in large cones but well worth the investment and I've used in in working with nylon fabrics as well.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:57 PM
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I used rip stop nylon and polyester thread for some garden flags. I had the flag up for 2 years and then got rid of it because of the mildew--we live in the woods.

you can google rip stop nylon--tents are made out of it too.
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