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Offline Bernadette

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Let's talk ticking
« on: February 04, 2017, 06:49:35 PM »
Feather-proof ticking, not just downproof. I'm in search of heavy, close-weave ticking fabric in order to convert my featherbed from channel construction into baffle-box construction. This will be a massive undertaking, but I love a challenge. However, I've only found one kind of ticking that looks even close to what I'm looking for: http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/by+the+yard-+pillow+stripe+ticking+fabric.do and that's only 32" wide. My bed is 40" wide and I'd really like to keep those extra 8" if possible. I guess my best option is to order an extra 2 yards of fabric and make up the difference on each side? But that would make extra seams for the feathers to poke into...  :-\ Anybody have a source for wider ticking? Should I just use mid-weight canvas, or duckcloth? Or maybe make the casing out of a lighter-weight fabric, so that I'm still able to dislodge the feathers from the seams when they clump? That might be the best way to go: would solve both problems, actually, clumping and the width of the fabric.

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Re: Let's talk ticking
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 11:30:44 PM »
I've little idea what you're talking about but "canvas" jumped out at me and I do know where to find that available in a large variety of specifications.  My absolute favorite supplier with the world's best website carries it.

McMaster-Carr:Canvas

If 0.050" thick canvas is what you need, that's one place to get it.

An alternative is to utilize bullet-proof fabric on the assumption that feathers cannot penetrate a fiber that can resist high-velocity projectiles.  It's also quite expensive and I assume replacing lost feathers would be a whole lot cheaper than a kevlar bed.

McMaster-Carr: Kevlar Cloth

All this information probably misses the mark by a mile but this thread looked sort of lonely sitting here with zero responses and the Arts and Crafts sub-forum can always use a little extra traffic.  If nothing else, I'll have tricked several people into re-reading this thread.
 
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Re: Let's talk ticking
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 10:45:27 AM »
 :lol: I love this. "Need feather-proof fabric? Bullet-proof should work!"

Excellent website, too: so much useful stuff!!
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Re: Let's talk ticking
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 01:15:21 PM »
I read this thread title as tickling
"I am not much of a Crusader, that is for sure, but at least I am not a Mohamedist!"
 
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Re: Let's talk ticking
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 08:29:16 PM »
I read this thread title as tickling

That's what happens when the ticking isn't up to snuff and the feathers poke through.

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Re: Let's talk ticking
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 09:45:52 AM »
I read this thread title as tickling

That's what happens when the ticking isn't up to snuff and the feathers poke through.

Trust me, that's not tickling. That's just poking, and it's most undesirable.  :-\