Advice on table covers

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Paul Kinney

Oct 11, 2021, 9:32:42 PM10/11/21
My bell choir is performing with one person per table and have since October a year ago. That means six tables. A problem – we have only four covers. These covers are a good quality corduroy. If we were all adjacent on one long row of tables four would be plenty.
Last year we found two pieces of cloth in some forgotten corner and used them to cover the other two tables, though not well. Since it looks like we’ll be at individual tables for a while longer I though we should get inexpensive cloth to go over these two tables.
The fabric lady in the bell choir stopped in a store after rehearsal this evening. Corduroy colors won’t match. But what she described as a “craft felt” would and is a lot cheaper. Cost is an issue because these may only be used until we can get back to a common table.
I know bell sound is enhanced with corduroy and isn’t at all with many synthetic materials. From the bell sound, would felt work?
Paul Kinney
Redford Aldersgate UMC
Redford, MI

Ann Frederking

Oct 12, 2021, 8:07:14 AM10/12/21
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Seems to me that this is a temporary measure. Before we got our corduroy totepaks we played for years with navy blue sheets on the tables and didn't notice any ill effects. Get what works price-wise.

We are still not using tables at all, but if we do, we don't plan to buy anything to cover the tables, just use the broadcloth covered foam that we pull out of the corduroy to separate them and the colour varies a bit.

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