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shadojake
« on: August 10, 2014 06:46:40 PM »

Hi Everyone,

Dh and I are setting out to make a pole and drape thing for our booth.  Dh is already pretty handy and has come up with the way he wants to do the poles to have as little as possible to put together during set up.

My question is this ... for those who have done this, what type of fabric do you recommend and why?  If there is something that did NOT work, why was it a poor choice?  I don't have much skill in the form of sewing, even a straight hem.  I will send it out to be hemmed to someone who does sewing for a living.

When we started 1 1/2 years ago we started with flat sheets as our table covers.  They are at a point they need replacing.  We want to go with commercial table covers in either black or chocolate brown.  We need a dark color to contrast my products which are all lightcolered, travertine tile.  I have looked on Amazon at tables covers and have read reviews.  The review vary wildly from a "1" where people say they will never buy XX brand again EVER and that it was a horrible product to "5" where people review the exact same brand as the best thing since sliced bread.

How do you go about picking out something when the reviews are so varied?  I do not expect a product of any kind to get all 5's.  However when the reviews run the gamut and there are literally 100s of reviews, how do you sort it out?

Can y'all tell me what table covers have or have not worked for y'all and why?

Thanks!
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Chris in VT
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014 04:07:51 AM »

First off, your material, especially for the drapes must be fire retardant. And some venues will require proof. Your display will attract the Fire Marshal. 
Maybe do a Google for what type of material the venues use for pipe and drape.
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shadojake
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014 05:50:55 AM »

First off, your material, especially for the drapes must be fire retardant. And some venues will require proof.

Hmmmm.  I have seen displays that appear to use regular drapes or fabric not FR.  Do places like Hobby Lobby or Hancocks carry FR material?  Those are the kinds of places I would have available locally to purchase material.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014 03:55:32 AM »

http://www.dharmatrading.com/tools/safe-t-guard-fire-retardant-spray-for-most-fabrics.html#reviews

I purchased this product a few years ago because we needed to have our table covers treated. It works well but we also had to bring the bottle to show proof it was done.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014 07:48:56 PM »

Hey Everyone,

I am wondering if any of you have used the draping from this company?  http://premiertablelinens.com/default/pipe-drape  If so, how did you like it?

They also have a myriad of table cloths to choose from.  I am wondering what, if anything, you'd recommend from them?

I am looking to create a vintage feel in my booth.  I would rather not have black table cloths, but chocolate brown table cloths with draping in a different but coordinating fabric to give that vintage effect.  What would you recommend as color choices?
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