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    Quote Originally Posted by Boothill View Post
    what is everyone elses plan of action for sewing this stuff?

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    That thread is called "how to do easy flat felled seam?" started by johnscott.
    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I learned the hard way on my first tarp to pin the ridgeline. Sil is so slippery, that one layer doesn't go through the machine at the same speed as the other, since they can slide so easily. When I got to the end of the ridgeline, I had 6" more fabric left over on one layer.
    Can someone say, "stuff sacks?"
    Yeah I tried clips but that just wasn't doing it. You know it's funny, I had 6" of extra red on one side when I finished, but I chalked it up to the red fabric being a bit longer...hmmmm...I think its square though. I tried to keep the fabric taut by holding in front and back. Oh well, seems to work anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
    That thread is called "how to do easy flat felled seam?" started by johnscott.
    Yeah I tried clips but that just wasn't doing it. You know it's funny, I had 6" of extra red on one side when I finished, but I chalked it up to the red fabric being a bit longer...hmmmm...I think its square though. I tried to keep the fabric taut by holding in front and back. Oh well, seems to work anyway.
    You would be able to tell if one side was 6" longer. If you didn't measure it and cut it even there will be a big variance. We thow in a little extra so we know we are erring on the plus side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    You would be able to tell if one side was 6" longer. If you didn't measure it and cut it even there will be a big variance. We thow in a little extra so we know we are erring on the plus side.
    Good. I didn't measure it before I started. I really don't think my seam was uneven. Thanks Dutch.

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    I need to try and DYI a couple of tarps. This is an exciting development. Thanks for keeping hanging fun, light, and not cost prohibitive!
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    Just playing with my tarp, getting ready for NEHHA!! And thought I would mention that I really appreciate how straight that stuff was cut. I didn't have to trim the edges at all, well to cut the extra red off, but it came perfectly square. That was awesome; I hate making those long cuts in fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    MultiCam is by far the most desired and purchased camo available today...

    Ha! Until the multicam leaves the security of the stuff sack and needs to call the MARPAT for support. OOORAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
    Just playing with my tarp, getting ready for NEHHA!! And thought I would mention that I really appreciate how straight that stuff was cut. I didn't have to trim the edges at all, well to cut the extra red off, but it came perfectly square. That was awesome; I hate making those long cuts in fabric.
    I agree that the cuts were the best I have seen. It was very easy to line up the ends and sides and not have to straighten anything up. Made the cutting so easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivendell Refugee View Post
    Got the Camo on the table, Super Light, Super Nice, And SUPER SLIPPERY! Love it! Its like trying to line up live eels in oil!

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    You should see a dog trying to walk on it
    I have not laughed that hard in a while, but the dog did not think it was funny. When she finally got off the material, she decided that getting her ball to play with just not important anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Roads View Post
    You should see a dog trying to walk on it
    I have not laughed that hard in a while, but the dog did not think it was funny. When she finally got off the material, she decided that getting her ball to play with just not important anymore.
    Haha, I've had it draped over something and it so long that some of it rolls onto the floor. I've stepped on a few layers piled up and almost taken a spill. So my tarp held up incredibly well. I stung it tight too with no reinforcement ont the tie outs. It was wet and windy at the NEHHA spring swing. Good test.

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    I really like this material! I have a little bit left, so I might see if I can whip up a pack cover out of it.
    I might just have to order some more for next winter's projects. My tarp feels like it should be able to withstand some bad weather without a problem. I have a hike planned for next weekend, so a test is coming.

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