#8 Natural Cotton Duck Fabric
- Product ID: DUCK860
- Content: 100% Cotton
- Width: 60"
Weight: 18 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.
Sometimes, the world of duck can be confusing. Who knew that one type of 100% cotton fabric could have so many variations, before you even add color? #8 Natural Cotton Duck is what's commonly known as a number duck. It does not mean that the duck weighs 8 ounces, but instead refers to a formula used to calculate the weight. #8 duck is actually just over 18 ounces per square yard. The lower the number, the heavier the duck. This particular variety is fantastic for applications such as upholsteries, or heavy duty, hardworking bags like golf bags or duffle bags for sports equipment. It can be dyed or left natural.
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where is this fabric made? i have a client that wants a bag made from canvas produced in the USA, preferably organic. do you know where i can find a #8 duck canvas that fits the bill?
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is not made in the United States.
Hi, can this be material be made into clothing? Thanks!
BEST ANSWER: This weight of cotton duck may be a bit too heavy for clothing. You may want to consider #10 or #12 instead. We offer samples on all 3 so we recommend ordering a few to compare the differences. We also carry a wide selection of dyed canvas if that interests you as well. www.onlinefabricstore.net/product-group-canvas.aspx?product=dyed-canvas
I want to make a floor cloth and need wider than 60 inches. Can you get wider?
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, we don't have a wider option.
Is this material machine washable?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it will most likely shrink when washed, so you will want to pre-wash it.
what is the difference between duck, canvas, and broad cloth?
BEST ANSWER: Duck and canvas are really the same thing. You can find out more about them here:
Canvas is a medium to heavy fabric, while broadcloth is lightweight. Canvas is 100% cotton and broadcloth can be 100% cotton or a poly/cotton blend.
does it stretch on either straight or cross grain?
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not stretch either way.
I want a canvas to create a wall hanging using a sewing and art work transfer technique which one would be best?
BEST ANSWER: Not knowing the technique, we aren't sure. This #8 duck is pretty heavy. The #12 or #10 might be better, but we recommend ordering samples to see what will work best for your project.
i want a canvas weight to use for children's handprints on a banner what weight is best? Will there be bleed through?
BEST ANSWER: The #10 or #12 Natural Cotton Ducks would work well for this. The paint won't bleed through. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
I want a floor for a large 60 by 40 tent, for a week long event we hold every year. The ground is not perfectly even as the long grass in this meadow is a bit rough...is this the stuff to use or should I go with #4...or #10? Want it heavy enough that it will lay flat and not move every time someone steps on it, but not so stiff that it will won't lay flat because it is bunched...
BEST ANSWER: This #8 duck may work well, but the #4 duck is a good option too. We recommend ordering samples to see which weight will be the best for you.
i want to throw this fabic over a couch and then use big pillows of my own for back cushions. which weight is best for a slipcover look for a couch?
BEST ANSWER: The 10 oz Single Fill Duck is a medium weight canvas that would be good for slipcovers. The 12 oz and 9.3 oz could also work, or try the 7 oz for a lighter weight option. We recommend ordering samples to compare and find the weight that works best for you.
I want to use it for Batik, which one do you recommend?
BEST ANSWER: If you're looking for a natural canvas, a lighter weight canvas with a smoother texture would most likely work better for batik dyeing, like the 63" Single Fill 7 Oz Duck. But if you're looking for a basic fabric that will dye well, you can try a white or natural muslin or a 100% cotton broadcloth in white or natural, like Robert Kaufman Natural Kona Cotton Broadcloth. Canvas has a coarse texture and is thicker compared to broadcloth or muslin but would work if that's the look you're going for!
what would be the best weight canvas to use on my pottery work table?
What is the best canvas weight to use on my pottery work table?