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    Thread Strength Choice?

    Im getting ready to start on my Bridge Hammock today but have run into the problem of what thread to use?

    I got two; Coats Cotton All purpose and Costs Extra Strong.

    I think the Extra Strong is nylon its self

    The women at the store said that nylon might not hold as well on the nylon of the webbing and the fabric.

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    As long as the thread is 100% Polyester, you should be fine. It should say on the spool somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    As long as the thread is 100% Polyester, you should be fine. It should say on the spool somewhere.
    Sorry, right after i posted it I flipped it over. it 100% nylon, Is that bad?

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    nylon thread can raise hob with the tension system on the machine. It stretches. Some folks have been able to use it but I have never had any luck with it. I would advise 100% polyester of a high quality. Not the cheap stuff and not Wally world. You don't know where that stuff has been. Get your thread from a fabric store or one one of our fine vendors on the forums.
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    I'd stick with the 100% poly.

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    I picked this up at Wally-World and it's 100% polyester outdoor thread :

    http://www.coatsandclark.com/Product...ing+Thread.htm


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    If you're going to Joann's, Gutterman Sew-all 100% polyester...

    You really don't need extra strength thread for sewing 1.1 ripstop... That said, I use the stuff that Scott from DIY Gear Supply sells... It's a little heavier than the GP stuff . . . it's just overkill...
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    on my DIY tarp i used Coats&Clark 100% polyester Outdoor thread seems to be verry strong. On everything else i use Coats&Clark 100% polyester thread
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    Nylon or Poly 100% will be fine....

    No Cotton or cotton core as it will not hold up in outdoor use.

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    Unfortunately, we no longer have fabric stores in our town, so I typically buy my thread from Wal-Mart. Have used the Coats&Clark 100% polyester Outdoor thread with good success, but for most work I use their heavier stuff labled as "Upholstery Thread." This stuff is polyester and has worked 100% perfect for me thus far, plus it's A LOT stronger than the outdoor thread.

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