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Anyone use cotton pillow cases custom?
Old 21st March 2018
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Question Anyone use cotton pillow cases custom?

They make them online for about $10 and I figure 50 x 26 would fit a 48 x 24 board and then stick them in a frame or go frameless
Old 21st March 2018
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That sounds like a great idea. I've been buying really cheap fitted twin sheets at ikea for $3 each, and then just stapling them around 24x48x4 boards. Works great, and the sheets are very acoustically transparent.
Old 27th February 2019
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I am very curious if 200ct cotton pillow cases are really acoustically transparent.

They are way more resistant to he blow through test than burlap or Guilford.
I would be very interested in any testing data on this issue.

Because pillow cases are super cheap and way easier than measuring, cutting, wrapping, and spray gluing. Glue gets expensive.

PilowzXpress lets you custom size any quantity, for about $11-12.

Don’t forget to measure thickness twice to cover both edge sides.

Pillow case is measured flat. If wrapping a 2” thick panel, need to add 4” to width.

Also, make sure to allow length to fold over the top. A 24x48x2” panel should have 28”x 52” cover. A 4” thick
Panel should be 32”x 56”.
The bottom corners of the case will stick out like cat’s ears, so you will need a little extra length to accomodate that.

Test a pillow case at home with a book or a piece of wood, before buying.

You can always trim the case to make it shorter, if there is extra at the top.

Get a 1/8th to 1/4” piece of flat trim or furring strip for the bottom of the panel. Put that in the pillow case, then the panel. Fold the top of the case down, then flip the panel, fold and staple the bottom points of the case down to the board like a wrapping a present.

Repeat on top and you can screw in a hook to suspend from ceiling or wall.

I would buy one to test. If all good, you have a super quick, easy, cheap solution, and can dye them whatever color you wish.

Very interesting, if the fabric is acoustically transparent.
Old 5th April 2019
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I use zippered white cotton pillowcases stuffed with pink fluffy where i measure unusual bass peaks or wherever i need bass absorbtion
Old 5th April 2019
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Could be a liability issue if they are not fire resistant.
Old 5th April 2019
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Originally Posted by David W. Jones View Post
Could be a liability issue if they are not fire resistant.
Oh great. Now I'm afraid to go to bed.
Old 6th April 2019
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Originally Posted by EvilRoy View Post
Oh great. Now I'm afraid to go to bed.
Now thats funny
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