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  1. SOLD: I'll take it. PM incoming

    I'll take it. PM incoming
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    When I'm having an especially difficult time with...

    When I'm having an especially difficult time with a section of a seam with two thin and slippery fabrics I put them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before sewing. Cold silnylon is more rigid than...
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    I sew waxed canvas perodically. It is similar to...

    I sew waxed canvas perodically. It is similar to sewing leather in that you can't really pop stitches and restitch and presser feet marks are hard to get rid of. Polish the bottom of your presser...
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    If that is shipped I'll take it

    If that is shipped I'll take it
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    Noah Lamport sells white I believe. $3 a yard...

    Noah Lamport sells white I believe. $3 a yard with 10yd minimum
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    20u is an industrial zig zag right? You could...

    20u is an industrial zig zag right? You could stick in a pulley speed reducer. Basically a big pulley welded to a little pulley. You can slow it down quite a bit with those, but they're usually about...
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    I'd bet most people don't know. I only know...

    I'd bet most people don't know. I only know country of origin for a couple pieces of my rip stop, and those are from Egypt. I'd love to hear if anyone else has any other country of origin tags.
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    That's a super duper ooper shmuper long core...

    That's a super duper ooper shmuper long core hemmer/binder you got there. Nice ingenuity!
  9. Thread: My Hammock Raft

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    This is an awesome project! Love the name and...

    This is an awesome project! Love the name and thanks so much for posting all the pictures/videos. Keep them coming! My son (5 years old) and I are reading Huck fin at night and he's in his room...
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    I'll take the saw!

    I'll take the saw!
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    I can help shuttle if needed, but I won't be...

    I can help shuttle if needed, but I won't be camping. If you need help with logistics just lmk.
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    Like rev said - so much is personal preference. I...

    Like rev said - so much is personal preference. I can throw in some common fabrics/uses to help guide some. Please note that this isn't by any means a fits all guide - different uses require...
  13. Obviously they could work, some of the time. Most...

    Obviously they could work, some of the time. Most spray on waterproofing allows misting. Almost all of the rest allow full size drops through. Some folks have made a silicone/mineral spirits mix to...
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    Awesome video! I love that area.

    Awesome video! I love that area.
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    Welcome from Duluth!

    Welcome from Duluth!
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    I bet a guy could make a decent living...

    I bet a guy could make a decent living refurbishing the old machines and somehow printing multicam prints on them. Put a spot for a ferro rod and you could even call them tactical thread injectors...
  17. Thread: Button Holes

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    Some pictures of an old book for making...

    Some pictures of an old book for making buttonholes by hand.
  18. Thread: Button Holes

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    Are you sewing them by hand? Buttonholes are very...

    Are you sewing them by hand? Buttonholes are very easy to do by hand, but just faster by machine. If its by machine the process varies based off of which machine you're using.
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    I'll take it, pm incoming

    I'll take it, pm incoming
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    Kek trail. Any spot on the kek or border route.

    Kek trail. Any spot on the kek or border route.
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    Microfiber fabric can vary so wildly that it's...

    Microfiber fabric can vary so wildly that it's hard to say. For the price it's worth a shot I'd say. Some microfiber fabrics are prone to running tears more so than others but it should hold the load...
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    If it's a small item an elmers washable glue...

    If it's a small item an elmers washable glue stick is wonderful. Just let it dry completely before sewing or it will make a mess of your needle.
  23. Thread: Fronkey's Quest.

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    Nice choice waiting until tomorrow!...

    Nice choice waiting until tomorrow! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZNhLG81HbdQ/URgHAVJ9kFI/AAAAAAAABqk/nGfpc0l_rao/s576/IMG_20130210_144441.jpg

    This picture doesn't really do justice or even...
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    wonder if jay from...

    wonder if jay from http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/ could figure out a hammock friendly tiny house. The guy is pretty inventive and I bet we could get him hooked on hanging over his plain foam...
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    I use them quite often and on straight edges it...

    I use them quite often and on straight edges it makes consistency easy. Edge guide feet are nice for ensuring distances from the edge but aren't really beneficial on thin materials when using a...
  26. To be honest most any machine will do and if you...

    To be honest most any machine will do and if you think she'll move on to sewing nice clothes it's best to get a decent machine. Having a real workhorse is great but most 11 year olds probably would...
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    In my reference it says for straps nylon thread...

    In my reference it says for straps nylon thread does better in the straight stitch and poly thread does better in box patterns I'm pretty sure at least. I'll check on Monday morning.
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    Is that for nylon or poly and tensile or shear?...

    Is that for nylon or poly and tensile or shear? I'm pretty sure my gamble book says it different. Will dig it out later if I have time.
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    Zig zag is something really only useful on very...

    Zig zag is something really only useful on very large sustained loads (30-50# per stitch) on stretchy fabric (like racing sails for example) or on very loose weave fabric (burlap and the like). To be...
  30. Thread: Kevlar?

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    What weave/weight?

    What weave/weight?
  31. Thread: Down? Really???

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    I'm a synthetic user here but if I wasn't...

    I'm a synthetic user here but if I wasn't allergic to down I'd be willing to try it. To be honest I've gotten my gear wet three times in my life. Two were easily avoidable and all three were terrible...
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    Welcome from Duluth!

    Welcome from Duluth!
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    Loose primaloft is cheap $35 for 5# and I would...

    Loose primaloft is cheap $35 for 5# and I would say it's about 450-500 fill power
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    Welcome from duluth

    Welcome from duluth
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    Personally I just look up and try to at least...

    Personally I just look up and try to at least know what it is that will kill me. You could try some of this though!
  36. Thread: Rolled Hem Foot

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    a little different than that one actually. I...

    a little different than that one actually. I actually made my own for this type of stuff. The one you linked is a downturn and I use an upturn but I also use one that leaves about 3/4" fabric folded...
  37. Hey guys, just went grouse hunting up on the SHT...

    Hey guys, just went grouse hunting up on the SHT on section 13 (Finland) and there be some snow around. Most places had about 6" and in places up to 10". Your hang should be glorious with all that...
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    So I haven't clicked all the links here but...

    So I haven't clicked all the links here but something you could try (might have been mentioned already) is http://www.omega.com/googlebase/product.html?pn=KH-105/10&gclid=CNiQu8qulbQCFYVFMgod_AIAeg
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  39. Thread: Rolled Hem Foot

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    I use swing away hemmers quite a lot actually. If...

    I use swing away hemmers quite a lot actually. If you're just going to hem one or two hammocks they're not worth the setup. If you are going to hem 5+ pieces go for it. For light fabrics like nylon I...
  40. Thread: Tarp Edging???

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    Gros grain made of nylon stretches with the...

    Gros grain made of nylon stretches with the fabric and doesn't absorb water. It's purely asethetic though for the loads your tarp will see when compared to a rolled hem. (Freak windstorm aside your...
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    Ball point needles can create runs in extreme...

    Ball point needles can create runs in extreme cases but most often they just put more stress on the machine. They're great for knits but as I'm sure you can imagine, pushing a blunt needle through a...
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    looking at your picture it's not the upper thread...

    looking at your picture it's not the upper thread making the mess so the chance of it being upper tension goes down. Your bobbin may not be loaded correctly or your bobbin tension may be off. does...
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    You could try flipping the bobbin over in the...

    You could try flipping the bobbin over in the case, it might be in backwards. It does look like incorrect tensions though. If you don't have a bobbin tension gauge don't mess with it. If upper...
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    That's absolutely an awesome free find you got...

    That's absolutely an awesome free find you got there!
  45. Unless your machine is compound feed or needle...

    Unless your machine is compound feed or needle feed the needless have nothing to do with the feed dogs. Throat plates can though (the plate with the hole the needle goes through). If he recommended...
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    Sounds feasable to me, but you might be able to...

    Sounds feasable to me, but you might be able to just tie shock cord to the bag instead of using the second Hammock. It might save some weight.
  47. Hook style its determined by thread type more...

    Hook style its determined by thread type more than fabric. Fabric dictated needle and throat plate really. If you intend on using any heavy thread, bonded or monofilament, I would recommend...
  48. Rotary hooks are useful with very light weight or...

    Rotary hooks are useful with very light weight or stretchy thread. The stuff used by most of the diy crowd is middle of the road. Oscillating hooks are best for heavy or stiff threads, but both...
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    http://www.wawak.com/products/product.cfm?pID=7000...

    http://www.wawak.com/products/product.cfm?pID=7000

    Tex 40 poly from American & Efird in 6000 yard cones. One of my favorite poly threads.
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    Pullers can be set up for almost any machine....

    Pullers can be set up for almost any machine. Peruse advanced sewing if you're interested. They're not cheap though. http://www.advancedsewing.com/racingpullers.html
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