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    What type of thread for hammock construction?

    Hello all,

    I'm making preparations to build my first bridge hammock thanks to all the great info on here.

    I have some upholstery thread that I could use. Is there a better choice?

    Thanks
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    Upholstery thread is meant for indoor applications AFAIK.

    I used Gutterman Mara 70 from DIY Gear Supply for all my hammock, tarp outdoor gear. Anything I found in our fabric stores (we don't have Joannes here...sigh), was way more expensive.

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    any 100% polyester thread should work just fine. around here a lot of us use the gutterman brand, DIY Gear Supply carries mara 70 and tera 40

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnamon View Post
    any 100% polyester thread should work just fine. around here a lot of us use the gutterman brand, DIY Gear Supply carries mara 70 and tera 40
    ^^this, I stick with the Mara 70 as the thicker Tera 40 can be a bit harder to use on some of my machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    ^^this, I stick with the Mara 70 as the thicker Tera 40 can be a bit harder to use on some of my machines.
    Yea I know that some people have had problems with the tera 40, guess I have been lucky, got several spools from someone who's machine didn't like it and so it's what i use. with a #12 needle no less.....

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    Thanks a lot, I'll get some ordered.

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