hey man, nice work. Tarp looks sick!!! and that hang should go in the pic gallery for awesome hangs....cuz it qualifies for SURE.
IMO glue sticks are an extremely bad idea. The glue gets picked up by the needle and thread and is pushed down into the working areas of the machine. There it gunks up and hardens and does all kinds of nasty stuff. I know this is not in keeping what you wanted to hear. But you can do real damage to the machine using adhesives instead of pins or other mechanical alternatives.
Nice job on the tarp. But don't rely on glue sticks if you want to keep the machine in top shape.
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
"Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn
We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series
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Great campsite, and a very impressive tarp.
Anyways if you still want to do it I just recommend checking your injector every so often during the project and cleaning up any glue buildup.
Basically all I did is make some marks along the edges of the tarp for my hems and ran the glue stick down that entire area. I found it turned out much better if I put glue on the entire edge at once instead of applying in sections. I would then start at one end and begin folding my hem to the marks I made. Now this step I would do in section because it seemed to help keep my hem from getting uneven. Once you basically get the gist of the hem in place go back and begin pinching the hem from the end you originally started at to get any air bubbles out. Also at this time the glue will still allow you to move the hem around until you get it nice and even all the way down. After that apply some more glue down the edge and fold your hem over one more time. This goes much easier and faster than the first fold. Once it's in place work on another edge while the first dries a bit and then go back and inject you some thread!
I will add that by me using the glue sticks I was able to do a nice small 1/4" hem all the way around the tarp.
Thanks everyone for the nice comments about the tarp and the campsite!
Sorry for the triple post...can a mod merge them? Again I apologize
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That is sexy, Scott.
Good job on interpretting the instructions.
Its like seeing one of my kids doing well. Makes me all warm and fuzzy.
Nice to see my Mega has some little brothers running around.....
Love them ogees...... Nice job sir... I got mine from the one and only ...Ogee-one canobee.... How about a cuben fiber Randy?....
We would be one step closer to world peace, if everyone slept in a hammock..
Nice lookin' tarp! Where can I find directions for a similar tarp?