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    If you are "dressing it up", check AHE.

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    I believe edging with polyester ribbon (grosgrain or satin) makes a much stronger channel end.

    Sometimes I fold, sometimes I don't. I've not been able to tell a difference either way.

    When I do fold, I do it all in one step as I feed it into this Plain Tape Binder Attachment.

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    I only use it when installing bug net so I don't have to mess with that. With just a GE hammock I don't see the need unless its to add that extra spark. Then I say go for it and good luck. I just finished a blaze orange tarp with royal grosgrain. I never did find the 3/4 or 7/8 I like to use and ended up going with 5/8. It was a pain but the end product is so worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    Yeah, I would only be applying this for cosmetic reasons. My daughter is 21 months old and maybe 23 lbs. The edges will not really be under any stress!

    When you applied the grosgrain, did you roll the raw edge first or just fold the ribbon in half and surround the raw edge?
    just putting it directly over the raw edge would be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenwing View Post
    I folded a satin ribbon on the edge of my "Not So Stealth" hammock and it looks sharp. IMO the satin ribbon would be a better bet than grosgrain for looks and feel. Not that much more work for a MUCH better end product.

    Again just MY opinion.
    +1 for satin ribbon

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    just putting it directly over the raw edge would be fine
    Yeah what Brandon said. That is a lot of material to sew through.
    Last edited by Jazilla; 11-09-2011 at 15:44. Reason: w for a t
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    When I do fold, I do it all in one step as I feed it into this Plain Tape Binder Attachment.
    That attachment looks amazing! I'm definitely going to have to get myself one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    I believe edging with polyester ribbon (grosgrain or satin) makes a much stronger channel end.

    Sometimes I fold, sometimes I don't. I've not been able to tell a difference either way.

    When I do fold, I do it all in one step as I feed it into this Plain Tape Binder Attachment.
    Oh man I need me one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    I believe edging with polyester ribbon (grosgrain or satin) makes a much stronger channel end.

    Sometimes I fold, sometimes I don't. I've not been able to tell a difference either way.

    When I do fold, I do it all in one step as I feed it into this Plain Tape Binder Attachment.
    Ahh more stuff to buy. I like the feel of satin better and I take it that it's lighter as well.

    I also think it's used on the edge of both my stock HH tarp & my OES MacCat.

    I just haven't seen wear to purchase it yet.

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    I have made a tarp with rolled edges and with grosgrain and I can tell you grosgrain is the way to got. On the corners with a roll your sewing through 6 layers of material.
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