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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-05-09 12:43 AM
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Hi! Please help! Fabric question
I am hanging a cloth "wall" and would like to know any suggestions for sizing it after it has been hung.

It has sort of a slack jaw feel even after tightening and stapling. I would appreciate any help I can get on this.
Thanks for letting me drop in for the advice!
:hi:
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ccinamon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-05-09 06:35 PM
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1. instead of stapling it to the walls, use liquid starch....
I found this link...I haven't tried this technique, but heard about it from my sister-in-law.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2248576_wallpaper-fabric.html
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-05-09 11:07 PM
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2. now that is very cool and
I'm remembering that. I'm creating a wall with the fabric. There is nothing behind it. It hangs on a bamboo rod and I stapled it to the "floor". I spent some time researching last night, and I found faultless spray sizing. I'm trying that first. Keep your fingers crossed.
Thanks!
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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:28 AM
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3. you can soak it in a starch/water solution
then iron it dry., it should be stiffer. Or if the other side of your fabric "wall" is not going to be seen, you can fuse it to a stiff interfacing, Or, you can underline it with canvas.
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