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Online Martin S.

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96 Mercantile?
« on: March 07, 2021, 05:24:48 PM »
I am looking for a source for cotton pillow ticking, and I was told that 96 Mercantile had it.

I have tried to google it, but I cannot find a link for 96 Mercantile.

Maybe I got the name wrong?

Any help or other source for pillow ticking appreciated.

Thanks.

Offline Tilefish

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2021, 05:35:00 PM »
I have been able to find it at Joann fabric and also Hobby Lobby.
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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2021, 05:42:42 PM »
I think those are the ones who always have an ad in muzzle blasts or muzzleloader

Online Martin S.

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 05:52:44 PM »
Thanks, I'll take a look.

Offline Gemmer

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2021, 07:48:25 PM »
Walmart is another option.

Offline smylee grouch

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2021, 08:13:49 PM »
Martin, I'm thinking they were in South Carolina and maybe called 96 district warehouse or some such.

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2021, 08:38:36 PM »
 You guys need to come to the realization that virtually nobody stuffs pillows with feathers anymore, so almost nobody make real pillow ticking anymore either. Material tightly woven enough to work well for patching nowadays is either specifically made as bullet patching, or is most likely a rugged, tightly woven material, used in some commercial application. Restaurant linen, and chef’s aprons, and jackets come to mind. The last three batches of “pillow ticking” I bought from the fabric stores was either not tightly woven enough, ( 2 examples) or not all cotton as advertised, ( 1 example).

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2021, 08:48:50 PM »
Straight from the Horses mouth! Thats been my experience as well.
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Offline Panzerschwein

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2021, 09:04:14 PM »
Jo Ann 100% cotton blue ticking is tightly woven, .015” thick with tightly compressed gauge, and especially once washed and dried makes excellent patching with virtually no shine through and that hasn’t shown any tearing at all. I could recover my patches and probably reuse them. 1” at 50 with my .40. I get it on sale for a few bucks a yard. Anyone paying for the ready made patching (always at a great markup) is getting fleeced.

Offline RichG

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2021, 09:30:44 PM »
I've found ticking at Jo Ann fabrics and Wal-Mart. You have to pay close attention to what you're buying. Most of the made in china stuff is very loose weave and not usable as patch material. I've gotten tired of searching and have switched to mostly Denims of various weights.

Offline Kevin

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2021, 11:04:36 PM »
Here you go:

https://96fabrics.com/

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2021, 11:29:53 PM »
One material Jo-Anne's sells is Denim by the ounce weight,. ie: 8, 10, 11, 12, 14.
While in Arizona a few years back, I went into the Jo-annes in Yuma and they had several of these 'weights'.
I find the 8oz a bit light, but the 10 ounce shoots well in every one of my rifles and the smoothbore, with appropriate ball diameters.
I use the 12 and 14 ounce in my .69, again, with appropriate ball diameters.
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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2021, 09:36:22 AM »

Offline Frank Barker

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 06:38:24 PM »
When I first started shooting muzzle loader's pillow tick and denim was what most people used. Today I buy all cotton pillow tick and wash out the sizing, tear it in 1 and 1/2 inch wide strips. Roll up the strips and put a period correct rubber band around them for storage, I still use a spit patch for lube.

Check JoAnn's Fabric all cotton ticking on line . You can order it and have it shipped to your door.

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Re: 96 Mercantile?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2021, 04:54:53 AM »
They look at me like I am nuts every time I go into Jo Ann's with my micrometer.
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