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19190[Hammock Camping] Re: Silnylon tarps

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  • Sandy Kramer
    Jul 22 12:41 PM
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      never heard of one...I don't have a box of feet with my machine but
      can go to a sewing machine dealer...thanks for that tip.

      sandy

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Frazier" <wildewudu@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Have you tried using a "walking foot" on your sewing machine yet?
      That's what helped me when I started working with more slippery
      material.
      >
      >
      > Tom
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Sandy Kramer
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:17 AM
      > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Silnylon tarps
      >
      >
      > thanks...don't happen to have a soldering iron! but now I'm even
      more
      > confused when you said "...have just been cutting fabric with
      scissors."
      >
      > soooo you are refererring to the cutting system and I'm trying to
      work
      > out the flat felled seam bit...seems as if you do/did and extra
      line of
      > stitching and an extra fold???
      >
      > what frustrated me was how slippery it was to handle. I remember
      how
      > in the olden days one was advised to slip tracing paper between
      flimsy
      > fabric to make it easier to sew...i wonder if that will
      help...and I
      > wonder where that stack of old onion skin (remember air mail
      letters?)
      > paper is.
      >
      > sandy in miami
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > Sandy,
      > > What I did was cut the fabric with a soldering iron tip and
      > overlayed the two panels when I cut off the excess fabric along
      the
      > seam that joined them together. That melted those edges together
      and
      > kept them in place while I sewed the first stitch line.
      > >
      > > I haven't used that technique in a while and have just been
      cutting
      > > fabric with scissors.
      > >
      > > Dave
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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