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Are there any good, inexpensive online suppliers for cheesecloth or gauze by the yard?

I have heard people say that Walmart has gauze for $1 a yard, but not one near me, I guess. Is $1 a yard a good price for gauze?

I'm pretty new at this, and I think I've already gone over budget for Halloween so help here will make a big difference!
 

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Cheesecloth

It's pretty much the same price at Lowes which sells 2 square yards at $1.98 in the paint department. I used it on my flying crank ghost after adding the RIT dye whitener to make it glow under the black light.
 

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Thanks! $.33 per yard seems like a great deal to me. Too bad the website is out of stock. I guess FutureFiyero bought it all. It looks like the closest retail store is 2 hours away in Tucson too.

I have seen cheesecloth sold in Walmart in the craft section, and I now I know it's at Lowe's in the paint department. I'll check JoAnn today. Who sells gauze in bulk?

Any other places I should check for either cheese cloth or gauze?
 

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It's a 100 yd box for $37, but I don't know if it's 100 square yards, and with shipping it's closer to $50.
The listing says it's 36 inches (one yard) wide, so that's 100 square yards. The cost with shipping makes it about 50 cents a yard, not too much different from Hancock's price. The only difference is you have to buy the whole 100 yards. That's a whole lotta ghosts :eek:
 

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I got some cheesecloth from a store called Fabricland. I can't remember the cost, but my gramma died it a grayish-purple with some fabric dye (as it was white) I then "randomly" sprayed black spray paint all over to help darken it up. I used it for a hanging ghoul/reaper. If you se my thread from last year, you'll be able to see my yard haunt to give you an idea. I also tore the nice straight edges on the bottom and the arms.
 

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I have those stores near me. I'll check it out!
 

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I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but what grade cheesecloth should I buy for ghost making? I saw an idea online but wasn't sure which grade I should use.
 

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I think whatever is cheapest will do. Ghosts are supposed to be insubstantial. I'm not sure what kind of ghost you are making, but I made some out of gauze and liquid starch, and one on a zipline just using wal-mart cheesecloth.
 

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Tulle

Listening to archived Hauntcasts, the guys from Garage of Evil recommended tulle (pronounced, apparently, "tool"). I looked it up, and it is the stuff they make bridal veils out of. It is cheaper than muslin or cheesecloth, and they say it fluoresces. A bolt of 54" X 40 yards for $12-$20!

It also comes in colors, though I doubt the black will fluoresce.
 
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