Hello all! A forum member gave me a 132x90 Poly Crinkle Tablecloth - Thanks Mike! I've been wanting to try one of these for a while, so I dug right in and made a gathered end hammock in 30 minutes. I sewed 1" channels at the ends, cinched them up with mule tape, made a quick ridgeline (I just made it to a comfortable length, I didn't measure it at all), added my rings and straps and voila! A truly COMFORTABLE hammock!
I'm very impressed with the material - I did an inspection to see if there were any thin spots or imperfections - no to both. Yes, it weighs 22 oz, but thats not bad for the sheer size of this thing. This is my new "sleep in it all the time" hammock. Super flat lay and no calf pressure anywhere. Left or right lay and plenty of room to move around. My 240lbs didn't stretch it at all. I don't mind the floppy sides - I just fold them over me when I go to sleep.
This is a super deal for someone who wants to make their own hammock for very little cash outlay. I figure you can make a complete hammock for less than $40.00 - tablecloth, ridgeline and straps/rings or whoopies.
Did I mention it's comfortable?