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    I will try the steeper hang angle. I did a temp...

    I will try the steeper hang angle. I did a temp knotty mod and it sure worked, but I understand how it could add heel pressure. I really need 2-3 nights in a row to test true comfort. On a side note...
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    I put a temporary Knotty mod on and will try...

    I put a temporary Knotty mod on and will try again this evening. I also re gathered the end using the channel more.
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    Need hammock help

    I am looking for a little help with my new gathered end hammock. I started my hammock adventures with a hammock bliss which I liked but I had really bad knee extension and sometimes a bad calf ridge....
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    Update on quilts

    Well I wanted to say thanks, and give an update. I was originally going to modify some sleeping bags as under quilts for my kids. I ordered an older REI bag from ebay and the thing was a monster....
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    So any ideas on what machine would have the room?...

    So any ideas on what machine would have the room? I would like to know if case I see one for a good deal.
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    I have another UQ to finish up this week and will...

    I have another UQ to finish up this week and will try a tigher top tension. and maybe higher foot pressure. It only has problems when I first start. Do you think this will sew through a foam hip belt...
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    Thanks I will read through that. It sews most...

    Thanks I will read through that. It sews most stuff great but when I go to add something like gross grain or a belt loop the thread just bunches up underneath and the machine jams up. Most time I can...
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    Any recommendations for a vintage machine that...

    Any recommendations for a vintage machine that would sew a pack or two? I have a necchi supernova that is great on lighter weight stuff but seams to struggle a little with the thicker things.
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    Need under quilt help

    Hello, I am making some under quilts for Christmas and have been following gidgetgirls tutorial and using the catsplat calculator. The problem I am seeing is that the calculator makes more baffles on...
  10. I am sure this is a bit late, but might help in...

    I am sure this is a bit late, but might help in the future or others. I have been out in low teens with a homemade synthetic quilt that is good to around 35-40deg, over top of a 20deg down topquilt...
  11. I have a thread back a bit where I made my first...

    I have a thread back a bit where I made my first bridge. Getting started with all the math and making sure I was not cutting something wrong made it go slow at first. I made mine out of one piece of...
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    Well I spent 3 nights in Colorado this past week...

    Well I spent 3 nights in Colorado this past week and while I was able to get rid of the cold back I still woke up cold every morning. I had on the same cloths, underquilt and top quilt that I used 2...
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    Not sure if they really help, but here are some...

    Not sure if they really help, but here are some pictures. I did make it skinnier due to it sticking up over the sides do much and have shock cord pulling the part under my legs up.
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    Thanks, I watched the video and did a similar set...

    Thanks, I watched the video and did a similar set up on mine. I will try to get someone to take some pictures while I am in it and post them.
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    New bridge hammock can't get warm.

    Well as the title states I made a new bridge hammock and have woken up every morning absolutely freezing. My entire back will be ice cold and I cant get warm. I am using the same set up I used for...
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    Well I got the bug net on and everything except...

    Well I got the bug net on and everything except my underquilt seems to be working great. Thanks again for everyone's help.
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    Well I have spent 2 nights in it and while it is...

    Well I have spent 2 nights in it and while it is comfortable I am still getting knee extension. The fabric is tight around my ankle calf area then loose at the knees, any ideas? Also my DIY under...
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    Still no chance to sleep in it yet. Been getting...

    Still no chance to sleep in it yet. Been getting down to freezing and have not got the uq to fit right yet. I moved the bars down to the loop on the suspension curve which brought them in about an...
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    I have only laid in the hammock for a few minutes...

    I have only laid in the hammock for a few minutes but have learned some things making it I thought I would share. First is it takes a lot more fabric and rope than you would think, especially if you...
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    Wanted to say thanks again. I blew out the bobbin...

    Wanted to say thanks again. I blew out the bobbin area and loosed the top tension a bit and it sewed great. I got some reinforcements sew in and laid it. I has a lot of stretch but was comfortable....
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    Is there an easy way to make sure the thread...

    Is there an easy way to make sure the thread tensioner is working? The knob is almost impossible to turn so I am wondering if it is really changing anything.
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    I am using Gutermann mara thread. So I made some...

    I am using Gutermann mara thread. So I made some Miniature dog bones with a small loop in the middle to hold the spreader bars and still have separate suspension pieces. When I put my daughter in it,...
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    We went through the manual and it said to tighten...

    We went through the manual and it said to tighten the top tension. I is maxed out and I have tried like 4 needles of different sizes as I like to break them. It sews everything else just fine but any...
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    thanks for the tips. It does not look the...

    thanks for the tips. It does not look the prettiest but I got the channels sewn. My sewing machine just hates nylon. I keep getting tons of loops on the underside if everything is not perfect. Now...
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    Well I got the fabric and cut the curve, but for...

    Well I got the fabric and cut the curve, but for the life of my I cannot figure out how to roll the hem to make the channel on the curve. If I fold more than once it gets all messed up. What am I...
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    Thanks, I think I will keep it at separate dog...

    Thanks, I think I will keep it at separate dog bones for this one then. I like the idea of the loop I was thinking of trying to split the rope then insert a bead to keep it open.
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    First bridge hammock, some questions

    I have ordered the materials for my first bridge hammock and have some questions. After lots of reading and video watching this is what i came up with. I was going to place the spreader bars at my...
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    That is a nice area. I take my kids back packing...

    That is a nice area. I take my kids back packing there in the summer.
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    I have shock cord at the ends and at least head...

    I have shock cord at the ends and at least head end was sealed well. When I was cold and stuck my hand down the side there was a large gap. When I pull it tighter to get rid of that gap the cord is...
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    It is closer to 50-54 inchs wide by 80 ish long....

    It is closer to 50-54 inchs wide by 80 ish long. Dont know hammock length. It is a hammock bliss no see um.
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    No the space blanket is soft. I have the shock...

    No the space blanket is soft. I have the shock cord running down the lenght of each side then hooked to the hammock. Is it possible to have it to wide? The middle seams to sag way from the hammock.
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    new UQ have problems

    I made a new uq with ripstop, glued on layer of emergency blanket and then 3oz primaloft one. I had left over primaloft so the core area is doubled up. First I am having a hard time getting it tight...
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    I made my 7 year old son a under quilt out of an...

    I made my 7 year old son a under quilt out of an old sleeping bag I had and it works fairly well, but I still need something for my 4 soon to be 5 year old daughter. (she asks to sleep in it all the...
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    Kids top/under quilt

    Does anyone make a kids size top or under quilt?
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    What about long term storage? Would you then have...

    What about long term storage? Would you then have to take everything out and unhook to reloft? My bro and I were just thinking about this the other weekend.
  36. I found this site for making cat cuts. It is a...

    I found this site for making cat cuts. It is a seemed to work good for me.

    http://www.teamgunnparker.com/downloads.php?cat_id=4
  37. Thread: The TED Bug net

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    How many yards did it take and where did you get...

    How many yards did it take and where did you get it. I need to make some for my kids hammocks.
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    I think you need longer fabric. I made some for...

    I think you need longer fabric. I made some for my kids from 3 yrds. it really shortens up when you are all done.
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showpost.php?p=...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showpost.php?p=425607&postcount=1

    hope that link works. It is a great excel sheet for this
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