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 angrysparrow 06-29-2008 12:28

Discuss - Obedience School for Ornery Fabrics

This is the companion discussion thread for the Obedience School for Ornery Fabrics Article.

I use tape too

Thanks for the article.

I use tape myself to mark straight lines. My method of late uses a laser square, whose light can be seen on the "nailed down" fabric. I mark where the laser lies with masking tape, and that's where I cut, burn, or hem.

[geek]
In the mathematical study of real analysis there is a quip that "locally everything is linear". This means that any sufficiently well behaved line, when you look at it very very close at one point, looks like a straight line passing through that point, even if viewed globally that line is very curved.

The application to DIY hammocking is that under the sewing head everything looks straight. If you want a globally straight line, you need to take a global view. Use tape!

[/geek]

Grizz

 750ml 06-15-2011 18:22

I used to be a sail maker, and we always taped everything together first with seam stick tape. It's a double sided tape with a backing strip on one side. It's available in different widths. My choice would be 1/4". It's very light weight btw.

Bainbridge Aquabatten and Challenge Sailcloth sell it. An account might be required to purchase from either of these two companies. I'm sure other sources have it.

 HURTHEART 02-10-2012 20:35

Quilting stores carry similar tapes for sewing. Quilting tape makes your needle sticky, use a little alcohol to clean the needle every so often.

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