#12 Natural Cotton Duck Fabric
- Product ID: DUCK1260
- Content: 100% Cotton
- Width: 60"
Weight: 11.5 Oz Per Square Yard
Maximum Continuous Length: Approximately 30 Yards,
when ordering more than 30 Yards please note it may come in more than one piece.
#12 Natural Cotton Duck Fabric is the thinnest of the numbered ducks at 11.5 ounces per square yard, but it’s double-filled tight weave makes it very durable. It’s tough, yet not too hard on the needle and sewing machine. It has a wide range of uses, including tote bags, reusable grocery bags, tarps, protective covers, and slip covers. The natural color and texture make it great for painting on or embellishing with stamps and monograms.
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Why did you choose this?
Is this fabric machine washable and the right duck for slipcovers?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will work for slipcovers. It can be washed but expect some shrinkage the first time washing it.
Does this have any chemicals used in making the fabric or anything added like flame retardant?
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is not flame retardant. It would need a special finish added to it. If you are interested in having a custom flame retardant finish added, please contact our customer service at email@example.com.
What is best to cover a sofa?
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is best used as a slipcover, not for upholstery on the furniture itself.
Painting angels to go on curtain in holy of holies. Will this work?
BEST ANSWER: People often use this material to make canvases so I don't see why not. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project. You could also use the primed canvas that is already primed with paint.
What are the different weights of canvas?
Can I use this material for the bottom of a swing? And put Cushion over the top.
I would like to make a washable slipcover for a dog bed...what number duck would you recommend?
BEST ANSWER: This #12 duck would work well. The #10 is another option that's slightly thicker. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project. Also keep in mind that this cotton duck will shrink when washed, so make sure to pre-wash it.
Two questions, is this dyable? I would like to dye it a rich, burgundy.
Secondly, is this an appropriate weight for a rucksack? I'm wanting to make a heavy duty canvas and leather rucksack that will hopefully last a lifetime. Can you suggest the weight for that please?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this canvas is dyable. This weight or slightly heavier weights would work well. We suggest getting a sample of this and a couple others, like #10 and #8, to see which weight you like the best.
Can this be stretched & primed for acrylic
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this cotton duck would work for this purpose. We also sell two weights of canvas that has already been primed, if you're interested. They are a both a little lighter weight than this #12 canvas. We recommend ordering a samples if you want to be able to see any of them in person.
Would #12 Duck be to heavy for straight grommet top drape panels? My goal is privacy.
BEST ANSWER: The #12 duck may be a bit too heavy and stiff. The 10 oz or 7 oz single fill ducks would work better. The 7 oz is more flexible and would drape best. It lets more light in but would still provide privacy. The 10 oz is a little heavier with a tighter weave. We suggest ordering samples if you want to see them yourself and compare.
which wt canvas can I use to make slipcovers for my patio chair cushions that I can sew on my machine?
BEST ANSWER: This #12 cotton duck would work well (11.5 oz). Other options are the single fill 10 or 9.3 oz. We suggest ordering samples to see which would work best for you.
is this fabric similar to cotton drill fabric? is it very heavy and thick?
BEST ANSWER: The main difference between cotton drill and cotton duck is the weave. Duck has a plain weave and drill has a twill weave that creates diagonal lines. Twill weaves are generally more durable than plain weaves, but this cotton duck is still very durable. As for the weight, our #1 cotton duck is very thick and heavy and #12 is fairly lightweight. The lower the number, the heavier and thicker it is. We suggest ordering samples to find the weight that you want.
Is this fabric soft enough to use for decorator throw pillows..and can you use fabric paint on it?
BEST ANSWER: It might soften up if you pre-washed it, but its a pretty heavy fabic. I guess it would matter what kind of look you were going for. I think it would be ok for for pillows. I haven't painted on this particular fabric, but if you buy the fabric medium to mix in with your paint (available with the acrylic paints in most craft stores) you should be fine. I have painted table cloths on cotton duct fabric and it washes beautifully.
What weight duck cloth would you recommend for floor to ceiling drapes? I’m replacing drapes that I believe are made of duck cloth. Other options if this is not suitable. Thanks MJ