7 Tips for Sewing Ripstop Nylon Fabric

If you are sewing light fabrics like ripstop nylon for the first time you might be surprised at how frustrating it can be compared to heavier materials.  If you're set up for heavier weight fabrics, you'll want to make sure you have the right needle and thread for ripstop. Also, a rotary cutter or sharp [...]

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Best New Outdoor Fabric for Awnings and Umbrellas

There are only a couple of places in the world making 100% solution dyed acrylic fabric. It is the most popular fabric for UV-protected marine applications. This material fits the bill for everything you need a fabric to be for awnings and umbrellas. It is mildew and water repellent. The colors are vibrant and will [...]

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Wholesale Webbing at Big Duck Canvas

Big Duck Canvas is offering some of the best prices on webbing around.  We are currently offering cotton and polypropylene in 1" and 1 1/4" in lightweight and heavyweight options.  Polypropylene is an amazing choice for webbing because is it more cost effective than other materials and the quality is amazing.  It is waterproof, mildew [...]

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Waxed Canvas is the New Leather

Waxed Canvas is our most expensive canvas fabric per yard.  We strive to offer fabrics that are the best prices around and we knew waxed canvas would be more expensive to offer. After experimenting with several different wax finishes we finally found one that we feel is worth the added cost. It is amazing and [...]

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How to Make a Snap on Truck Cover with Our 18oz Industrial Vinyl

We have been offering our Industrial Vinyl for a couple months and it has been such a great solution for a wide range of outdoor projects.   With our 10.10oz Sunforger, 600 Denier Solution Dyed Polyester and Waterproof FR Vinyl we have the outdoors COVERED.  Our Vinyl opened up a whole new range of possibilities [...]

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Industrial Vinyl Fabrics – What Can We Make?

We just launched  18oz and  13oz Vinyl Fabrics.  All of which are fire retardant.  Being the hands on girl at Big Duck Canvas I get to figure out all the things we can make with it beyond the basics.  Of course the first thing that comes to mind is a Bouncy Castle (duh), but before [...]

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