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    Quote Originally Posted by canoeski View Post
    Thanks Rev!
    With all the DIY projects here, I was thinking I ought to go back and try sewing again.
    I did a few camping projects 20 yrs ago, but after I ran the needle from the machine through my finger, I figure it was too dangerous. That machine just scares me. (although I have no problems using a table saw, bandsaw, router, or any number of other sharp woodworking tools. Go figure.)
    Grampa always said, 'you gotta be smarter than what your dealing with'.
    He said alot more than that, but this is the only one I can repeat here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoeski View Post
    Thanks Rev!
    after I ran the needle from the machine through my finger, I figure it was too dangerous. That machine just scares me. (although I have no problems using a table saw, bandsaw, router, or any number of other sharp woodworking tools. Go figure.)
    A thread injector needle is much less maiming than the other you mention.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Thanx for putting together these videos.
    They have been extremely helpful.
    Because you fall through the clouds if you try to lay on them, so the next best thing is a hammock.

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    Bump for sticky. This how-to series is a good resource for the incoming DIY crowd.
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    Rev,
    Thanks for your hard work on helping a sewing newbie like me get started. I finally finished all of them and really think they do help. I was having some difficulty visualizing the seams and hems as you described them because I am such a visual learner. I did find some illustrations on seams that helped me a lot. Especially the one for a felled seam.

    Now back to trying to sew straight! I think I'm improving...

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    Some of you may know I have moved recently. The apartment is a disaster and I lost my work space. However my wife and I have located a corner where I can set the thread injector up. I may be able to get back to producing some more vids in the near future. The corner has been identified... but it is still occupied with unpacked boxes.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Whew ... Rev ... good luck on that ... moving sucks on the best of days. Unpacking is worse in my experience! Look forward to more of your videos.

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    Question

    What would be the best seam for a tarp to join the 2 halves together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepcachr View Post
    What would be the best seam for a tarp to join the 2 halves together?
    Most people use a flat felled seam or a variation of it which is essentially a french seam folded and stitched down.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Most people use a flat felled seam or a variation of it which is essentially a french seam folded and stitched down.
    Thanks that worked. Took me 8 hours and my 11 x12 tarp is now a 10x12 tarp but I got the two peices seamed together.

    Still need to hem the sides and add the tie downs.

    Edit: video 9 talks about flat felled seams, I hadn't gotten that far yet. I really like the videos and it's obvious that a lot of time went into making them. The only thing I would say is that some things like the flat felled seam would be really helpful if you zoomed in or held the fabric up to the camera when talking about the folds. Please don't take that as a complaint, I really like the videos.
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