5951Re: Do you seam seal hems ? (Was : More tarps and under/over quilts made...)
- May 29, 2004ciyd01 wrote:
>My concern would be that the silnylon would stretch more than theI'm using bias tape on the tarp I'm making now, since I think it should
>cross grain ribbon and cause areas for water to pool. The extra
>strength on the ridgeline would be nice for the reasons you
>mention. How has the tarp worked in the rain?
have no problems with stretch (it may also be lighter than grosgrain
ribbon, but the difference is probably too small to matter). I'll report
back after it's made and tested in the field. I also usually spray silicone
on the stitching in silnylon, since I figure the silicone will soak into
the stitching and at least partially waterproof the seam.
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