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    Biiiiiggggg Tarp.

    Hey Guys I am wondering if you all can help. I am looking to build a tarp or find a tarp that would cover a setup for my boys. I will post the pic below. If I did my calculations correct I would need 2 12'x7' pieces of Silnylon and 3 11.5'x6' pieces. All of this sewn together . It would be roughly 60' linear feet of Sil. It will be very costly to just even buy this. So I am looking for options. It would roughly cost $182.00 at $9.10.
    The poles in the Pictures are 15' apart. I was looking to combined a full tarp with 3 11' ridge lines.
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    Do you want it for backpacking or just car camping with your boys?

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    Just car camping. That would be a little heavy and bulky to backpack with. Lol. Thanks for the question of clarification
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    Why don't you go get a really large blue poly tarp from W-World and cut/hem to the shape you want? That would save you some serious $$.

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    Here's what I am trying to do.
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    Should be simple enough (relative term to do with a large poly tarp. It would be much more difficult to do if you have to piece together a bunch of strips of sil.

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    Agreed but this is what I would be using. Lol
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    Well, might advice is to make sure you have plenty of needles, time, and space. Move your machine onto a table in the middle of the room so there is plenty of room for the tarp in front of and behind your machine. Make a curve stencil with some cardboard. Mark the lines with a sharpie including room for your seam allowance, draw, relax, cut, relax, sew one edge at a time, relax, repeat until you are complete.

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    Lol. Not sure if that increases my ambition level on this project. It will be interesting though.
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    If it was some one other than you making it, I would say substitute the relaxing with beer!

    You will do just fine. Feel free to call me if I can be of any help, technical support, moral support, etc....

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