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    Tree Strap Stitching

    so with the stitching on page 12 of this http://www.caves.org/section/vertical/nhback/NH03.pdf

    is the second from the left just a straight stitch back and forth or is it a special type. I'm a bit confused and trying to make my on straps.

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    The stitch looks like they show a better example on page 15.. a continuos stitch.

    I sew mine with /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ very closely packed 5 bars usually. I go forward, then reverse and lock them in.
    they look like this http://www.foreverflying.com/anchorstrap-2.jpg (not my straps, just a web example)

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    I agree with JasonJones. On page 14 of the document(page 15 of the pdf) the last illustration with the 'Indicator Stitches' shows a simple straight stitch running lengthwise with the strap.

    Thanks for linking the document. That's some very interesting and detailed testing.


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    All 3 patterns; Box x, straight stitching(longitudinal) and Bar-tacking work fine.

    I now prefer the box-x for neatness and speed.

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    Looks like a straight stitch in a zig-zag pattern to me. I use a box stitch.
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    thanks all for the tips and thoughts. I was just mainly confused if it was like a horizontal stitch pattern running back and forth longitudinal or what but seems pretty straightforward now.

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    A component of your decision is your machine's

    capabilities.

    I have an old Singer that does not have reverse, zig-zag or any other modern feature. So I tend to use the longitudinal stitch pattern for ease of sewing. Never used the indicator stitches, but never has a failure either.

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    I need to better dial in my machine when I tack material like that. Every time I try a bar tack, it comes out looking like a birds nest.

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    It helps to have two machines. I leave one set up for bar tacking now, rather than change settings.
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    On 1" webbing, I do a box and then longitudinal /\/\/\ inside the box, usually amounting to 5-6 v's over a two inch box. Then just for good measure I zig-zag across the end. Overkill I'm sure but it only takes seconds to do...
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