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Old 06-06-2013, 05:59 AM
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Has anyone ever used rip stop nylon as afoundation for piecing a banner? This would be for one to hang outside an event.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:19 AM
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never tried it. Would the rip stop be the backing or would you be piecing onto the nylon fabric?
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:24 AM
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I would just use the ripstop for the banner, is that not possible
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:35 AM
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That would be fine to do. People do it all the time.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:53 PM
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It would be a great choice. Remember to cut some 'wind flaps' into your banner once you get it complete. Just a couple or 3 of half-circles cut into the backing/nylon. Get a heavier weight nylon if you can. Rip stop can be a bit slippery.
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I made one with large appliquéd old English style letters. Since the background was bright red and the letters were white I had to do double thickness on the letters, which was sort of a pain trying to keep them from slipping apart until I got them stitched down securely. It has held up well in the weather.
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