What is the best way to mark and cut large material? I have seen some who have cut old sails, poly tarps, and other large material into hammock tarps and the like. I am seeking any sagely advise.
I am looking to cut down my GG 11'X11' tarp into a something smaller. Right now the idea is to use the diagonal sewn ridge line for strength. Cut that down from 16' to 11' and cut the other diagonal down to 9' and trim it to make a hex tarp. Which I think would provide great coverage and a taught pitch. Or just cut 2' off the side and use it as a 11'x9' rectangle.
I know the tarp kind of sucks quality wise I already own it, but my wife works weekend nights and I get bored when the sun goes down so, I might as well be productive. You know what they say about idle hands.
You guys always have the best ideas.