Where to buy fabric for first MYOG
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Steve King
(sskings) - F
Where to buy fabric for first MYOG on 11/14/2010 20:41:15 MST Print View

About to embark on my first MYOG. Going to build a replacement fly for my beloved 17 year old North Face Bullfrog tent. Where's the best place to get materials? I've looked at websites for Seattle Fabrics, Owfinc, Rockywoods, and Quest. Being my first effort I'd appreciate a place that will spend a few minutes on the phone with me. Thanks for your help. Steve

Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
re: Where to buy fabric for first MYOG on 11/14/2010 20:50:36 MST Print View

Steve, I think I have purchased from all the shops you listed and not had any problems. I have talked with the folks at OWFinc and would recommend them for phone conversation, they are most knowledgable. You might also want to check out thru-hiker.com. Ayce is extremely knowledgable with respect to light weight backpacking materials. I've only echanged emails with that group, but great experience.

Jamie

Chris Peichel
(momo)

Locale: Eureka
Where to buy fabric for first MYOG on 11/14/2010 21:21:22 MST Print View

I have ordered fabrics from all those you listed plus thru-hiker and backwoodsdaydreamer.

I have had good experiences with all of them.

The shipping from seattlefabrics has been more expensive then the others who all seem to be about the same.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Where to buy fabric for first MYOG on 11/14/2010 21:25:39 MST Print View

Steve,

Noah Lamport handles 1.9 oz urethane coated ripstop and also handles silnylon but you have to call for fabric weight/color/availability.

1-800-548-6940

I believe they have a 10 yard minimum and a $5.00 cutting fee.

Good luck with your project.

Party On,

Newton

Edited by Newton on 11/14/2010 21:39:27 MST.