Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Do you seam seal hems ? (Was : More tarps and under/over quilts made...)
- Mirage wrote:
>--- In email@example.com, "Ralph Oborn"I actually find it quite easy to roll the hem on the fly, without pins.
>>Just a thought from someone who has not touched a sewing machine
>>(wife won't let me). Would it be easier to roll the edge if you
>>rolled it around something and then slid it out?
>>Small dowel, soda straw, knitting needle, cord or wire.... etc?
>>I am probably once again showing my ignorance. I am in awe of the
>>stuff I see in the pictures.
>Actually, they make (for most machines) a rolled hem foot that takes
>the fabric and rolls it just before it get to the needle.
>It works great on traditional fabrics, and with some practice, I
>might be able to do it to to my satisfaction. When I tried it, the
>slick nature of the SilNylon made it difficult at best. I think
>though, with some more practice, and a larger rolled hem foot, it
>would be doable.
I just need to keep the width of the hem even with the gage on the
footplate of the sewing machine. I don't seamseal the hems, because I
want the water which *will* collect there, a wick to leave the seam.
The thread acts as that wick. On the ridgeline, I use a little silicone
sealer disolved in white gas, painted lightly on both inside and outside
with a brush. The effect is to get the threads to take up enough
silicone to be very water repellant.
- ciyd01 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.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@y...>
> Doug,Reasonably sure. But I wouldn't go overboard with it. The less the
> That sounds fasinating. Are you reasonably sure that a stiffer
> edging material works that way with silnylon tarps, or are you
edging is able to stretch the less it will go along smoothly with the
syl-nylon. You could get into compatibility misbehaviors like
rucking along the edging and uneven pull in the stitching. But it's
something to consider anyway. (It's not even worth bothering about
in the heavier nylon fabric traditionally used for tarp-making.)
- Mirage, I have been thinking about getting .Mac. I would have to
upgrade to Mac OS X something as I now run OS 9.1. That means buying
the newest Mac OS ($100+) and then subscribing to .Mac ($=?). I don't
have a web page or anything like it and what you did with the Gear
Making weekend looks nice. What is the "Journal" feature like?
--- In email@example.com, "Mirage" <mirage@p...> wrote:
> I hosted my "Make Your Own Gear" day (weekend) this last weekend,
and boy did we
> work our butts off. Quilts on Sat, Tarps on Sunday 3 each during
10-12 hour days.
> Pics during construction and completed are posted at:
> (trying out a trial .mac account, so bear with any errors or what-not).
> Shane "Mirage"...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill Fornshell"
> Mirage, I have been thinking about getting .Mac. I would have tobuying
> upgrade to Mac OS X something as I now run OS 9.1. That means
> the newest Mac OS ($100+) and then subscribing to .Mac ($=?). Idon't
> have a web page or anything like it and what you did with the GearHonestly, I've only played with the "homepage" feature and while
> Making weekend looks nice. What is the "Journal" feature like?
> Thanks. Bill
it's nice for integration with iPhoto and uploading albums, I've not
played with the advanced features that let me edit html or upload my
own html content.
The "jury" is still out on it for me. The cost is $99.95 for a
year, which is not bad for hosting and the other features.
I have a Mac (OSX), WinXP, and Linux based computers at home, all of
which I use in various forms and manners. I can connect to my .mac
account from my WinXP and Linux computers via browser and can
connect to my iDisk data from both as mapped drives as well.
The trial is 60 days for free, minus some features, so give it a
shot. I didn't think it required a mac OSX to get an account, only
to integrate the iLife tools (iPhoto, iDisk, etc...)