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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Thanks, man

    Y'know...it's probably a good thing I'm getting all this DIY stuff out of the way now...'cause in another year, I think I'll be so old I won't be able to see well enough to sew...
    you're just a young whiper-snapper<g>. i still haven't needed to get glasses yet (yet), but the needle threader on the new sewing mach sure is nice.
    & happy BD.
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    Can I use poly ggr? Or do i need to use the nylon ggr? Also, How do i tell the dif between sil-polyester and silnylon? I thought I had silnylon but i have been reading posts about sil-polyester. Are the two interchangeable?

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    Would the edges be easier to sew using bias tape instead of grosgrain? The gg is having a tendency to "bunch" on me and I read somewhere that the bias tape is better when used for a curved edge. Am I doing something wrong or is it just a PITA?

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    Yes, it would be. Bias tape threads are on the diagonal so when you go around a curve the fabric will stretch and adjust itself to form to the curve. Most of what you can buy locally is Poly/cotton but someone here found and has ordered 100% polyester bias tape from somewhere. It may have been TeeDee on the HH Clone he made.
    Last edited by stoikurt; 08-05-2007 at 17:48.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Yes, it would be. Bias tape threads are on the diagonal so when you go around a curve the fabric will stretch and adjust itself to form to the curve. Most of what you can buy locally is Poly/cotton but someone here found and has ordered 100% bias tape from somewhere. It may have been TeeDee on the HH Clone he made.
    Quest sells 100% nylon 3/4" here
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