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    favorite velcro

    i'm looking into using velcro/hook and loop for a proj.

    seems like there are several new options for velcro applications. what is everyone using, and where did you get it?

    Brandon

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    I have never used it, but after seeing the Jacks use of Omni Tape, That is going to be my choice from now on. It's like velcro, but it's not hook & loop, its more like hook & hook or loop & loop, so it sticks to itself or another strip, depending on how it's applied.

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    yeah, i saw it on their quilts at td's, i also heard someone talking about some other new kind on anopther thread. don't remember what it was called though, and i found some stuff at joanne's that is scotch brand. unlike the omni tape, the two sides are different, but whats cool is it's very very thin, much thinner and lighter than the omni tape. the omni tape looks cool because of its anti snag properties.

    as for the website, i'm holding off till i figure out whats going to happen with the whole asym patent infringement thing, yeah, its been kinda slow going. thats mainly my fault though. hopefully will know more in a couple weeks.




    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    I have never used it, but after seeing the Jacks use of Omni Tape, That is going to be my choice from now on. It's like velcro, but it's not hook & loop, its more like hook & hook or loop & loop, so it sticks to itself or another strip, depending on how it's applied.

    BTW: you got a web site up yet?

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    The best place to buy Omni Tape or Snag Free Velcro is here. They call it Free Magic Velcro. It runs .52 per yard whereas Omni tape in most stores runs about 3.00 for 36". It crazy expensive in stores.
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    yeah, it was velcro free magic that i heard someone talking about, didn't realize they were the same thing. thanks.

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    I used regular velcro on my fleece quilt/bag project, but as yall have figured out the hook side sometimes is not my friend When I sew a bug net on my homemade speer I will use a zipper.
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    yeah, i'm a fan of zippers on netting too. i had some netting get pretty messed up with velcro.

    Quote Originally Posted by Preacha Man View Post
    I used regular velcro on my fleece quilt/bag project, but as yall have figured out the hook side sometimes is not my friend When I sew a bug net on my homemade speer I will use a zipper.

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    I like omni-tape b/c it doesn't snag and it's A LOT more comfortable against skin than velcro. Comparing the headhole in the JRB with the edges of the PeaPod...I had to make something to cover up the PeaPod's scratchy velcro when I wanted to sleep with my head out of the Pod.

    Haven't seen the magic stuff yet.
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    I've been using the Velcro Free Magic for some time now and like it for where I do use Velcro. It is softer than regular Velcro, the backing isn't as stiff. That also makes it more flexible.

    Also, it is lighter than regular Velcro, even lighter than most or all zippers. I have compared the weight of the Free Magic with all the zippers I could get my hands on and it is lighter than any I compared.

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