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    Grossgain pain but no gain

    How in the world do you guys get tarp edges trimmed with gross gain? I have a hemmed edge and I have my 7/8 in gross gain ribbon, but I cannot easily get it set up to sew. Any help would be appreciated.

    The frustration alone makes Brian's prices on OES tarps look like an absolute steal.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sc_rupiper View Post
    How in the world do you guys get tarp edges trimmed with gross gain? I have a hemmed edge and I have my 7/8 in gross gain ribbon, but I cannot easily get it set up to sew. Any help would be appreciated.

    The frustration alone makes Brian's prices on OES tarps look like an absolute steal.....

    Personally.. that's why I don't use grosgrain to bind my edges. Make your own tarp.
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    Iron the folded gross grain b4 attaching.
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    Iron and fold here also. It takes a little longer but works out and looks better.
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    Same here on the ironing. Got frustrated trying to pin it when the light bulb went off on the ironing a fold.

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    I found that if I took the grosgrain off the ribbon spool and then folded it in half while I was respooling the ribbon, it would maintain its fold well for thread injecting. (I left it on the spool for a day or so and wrapped it as tight as I could) Its quick and easy. (not as nice and crisp as ironing, but it looses that after a little wear anyway.)

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    I iron AND pin. BUT, I have been pinning before I sew for 50 years, so it's second nature to me & pinning puts me in my "Comfort zone" when I sew.

    That said, I agree that having Brian (or any of the wonderful tarp makers out there) make my tarp is way cheep!

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