Monday, July 04, 2011

weekend festivities


So far the only thing I've accomplished this weekend is adding a bottom sleeve to the banner I made for the chili cook off.  No I'm wondering why I went to so much trouble (the lettering was hand drafted and painted) but used such poor quality cloth. It must have been the largest continuous expanse of fabric that I had on hand (or could buy locally). After this year I think I'm going to back it with something more durable just to keep it from falling apart.

2 comments:

nandas said...

have you ever tried using that nylon fabric they use for raincoats and back packs? not gore-tex... its too expensive... but the cheaper stuff. it holds up quite well and you can do the lettering in reverse applique. i have made commercial signs like yours before using this fabric... its great and lasts a long time in all kinds of weather.

Deb said...

I was thinking about that - ripstop nylon..this banner now has decent sleeves top and bottom so it doesn't sag as much as in the picture.