Can I use poly ggr? Or do i need to use the nylon ggr? Also, How do i tell the dif between sil-polyester and silnylon? I thought I had silnylon but i have been reading posts about sil-polyester. Are the two interchangeable?
Would the edges be easier to sew using bias tape instead of grosgrain? The gg is having a tendency to "bunch" on me and I read somewhere that the bias tape is better when used for a curved edge. Am I doing something wrong or is it just a PITA?
Yes, it would be. Bias tape threads are on the diagonal so when you go around a curve the fabric will stretch and adjust itself to form to the curve. Most of what you can buy locally is Poly/cotton but someone here found and has ordered 100% polyester bias tape from somewhere. It may have been TeeDee on the HH Clone he made.
Last edited by stoikurt; 08-05-2007 at 17:48.
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My current tarp is 11'. I have heard that if your tarp is too long, it can mess with hammock suspension and that would not be fun. I am not super tall, so my vertical reach on a tree can only go up so high.
I guess I'll just do whatever BB tells me to do. I'm going to trust the expert with his design.