I am trying to save $ making a UQ and want to know if I can skip the grosgrain.
My plan is to cinch the head and foot ends with shock cord and cord locks.
I want to hang the UQ on a continuous suspension loop of shock cord that will run thru channels on the long sides.
The grosgrain gives it a professional, finished look. But, can I just sew channels directly into the nylon fabric when I hem the edges? Is there danger of the shock cord wearing thru the thin nylon? Does the UQ not stay in place as well when you slide it up and down the suspension if it is sliding thru nylon channels instead of thru grosgrain channels? Am I overlooking something else?
I may also try to save $ by sewing loops onto each corner for the suspension and just tying any cord from the loops to the triangle thingies. However, I am pretty sure I will eventually use the continuous loop method so I want to go ahead and put the channels in now.