I am in the process of making me and the misses a Hammock for here at the house. Here is a link to what I am making, mine is only one layer of the fabric though, not quilted. Hammock
What my problem is is that I doubled over the ends, double stitched, hole punched holes and installed grommets. I installed the grommets every 5 inches. Now the grommets seem to be pulling out of the fabric (it was a grommet kit). I am using heavy weight cotton blend that is for outside use. Then that got me to thinking that If I could use a strip of some type of thick plastic, punch hole and install more grommets. That would do two things(1. reinforce hole area 2. reinforce and distribute weight across the entire width). But where do i get such a long piece of plastic that I say should be around .050 thick x 1" wide and 5' long? I need two of them.
I also thought of running a 1/4" rod the full width, sew in button holes and run my rope through the button holes and tie off around the rod. This would also distribute the weight.
Any other suggestions? Thanks