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 Keeping weeds out of your landscaping ensures you have a low-maintenance, attractive garden, but there are things you should and shouldn’t do to make this system work effectively. If you put in the time and consideration, you’ll have weed-free landscaping. … []

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Muslin Fabric Backdrop Used in local Make-A-Wish Project.

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 If you need a versatile fabric that can be used to make clothing, provide the backing to a quilt, or make curtains for a stage, restaurant event space, or home, 100% cotton muslin is a perfect choice. Designers often make … []

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What is Muslin Fabric? - Fabric Guide - Textile Source

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Muslin is one of history’s older fabrics. It’s a woven cotton material that dates back thousands of years to Mosul (Iraq). Golden threads were woven into the material in some regions to be used in the fashions of royalty. As … []

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What is Muslin Fabric? - Fabric Guide - Textile Source

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Natural muslin is not often considered as a primary choice when making fashions, but it should be. Throughout history, it’s been a key component in many summer dresses. One of its best functions is as a lining. Whether you’re making … []

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The 2022 gardening season starts in some regions and will soon arrive in wintry areas. Now is the perfect time to begin inventorying what gardening supplies you’re missing. It’s also time to purchase seeds and start your seedlings. One of … []

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What is Muslin Fabric? - Fabric Guide - Textile Source

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

One of the questions we hear most often is, “Does muslin shrink?” Yes, it does, though not as much as you might think. Muslin is 100% cotton, and cotton is known to shrink when you wash and dry it. While … []

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Saving money is everything in a tough economy. You’re in a big box store and see an 8 x 10 tarp for less than $10. It’s a bargain that you can’t pass up, right? Before purchasing that cheap big box … []

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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Why would you want a tarp without grommets? A grommet is an eyelet, often metal, that’s added to tarps so that the user can lace a rope or cable through. The grommets allow that rope or cable to help secure … []

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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

It’s estimated that one fully-grown oak has about 200,000 leaves. When those leaves are dry, they’d weigh around 555.5 pounds. That’s just one tree. If you have 10 oaks in your yard, you’d be raking and moving about 5,555 pounds … []

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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Sometimes, the tarp you need is one that allows water to pass. Maybe, you need a pool cover to keep leaves and bugs out when the pool isn’t in use. You may have garden plants to protect from insect pests, … []

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