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Re: YMMV...
two, very slight, corrections. First, gutterman sew-all is mara 100 (the gutterman numbers are 'european ticket' sizes; bigger numbers is thinner thread.), not a big deal, but mara 70 is q...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best thread to use for a quilt
October 07, 6:57pm

Re: Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
Your needle is likely too small. Needles should be sized for thread in use, not the fabric. Guttermann sew-all is tex 30 thread, which generally calls for an 11 or 12 needle (75 or 80, for the met...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
August 25, 10:40pm

Re: Re: Installing slider on continuous zipper
For polyester coil zips, the slider doesn't care if it's on "upside up" or "upside down". Most coils don't care if they're installed the same way as their mate ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Installing slider on continuous zipper
July 12, 4:36pm

rip stop is for rip stopping..
Rip stop does a good job just that: stopping rips. I generally agree with Roger's points, but rip stop does have its place. Lots of my stuff has had holes torn in, from thorns, stakes, baggag...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 10, 8:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: DIY simple, inexpensive, and durable silver anti odor treatment?
I'm interested in learning whether it works or not.

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY simple, inexpensive, and durable silver anti odor treatment?
June 08, 8:32am

Re: Alternatives to Gutterman Sew-All 100% Polyester?
Guterman sew-all is their Mara thread in metric size 100 (TEX 30). Mara is available in size 120 (TEX 25), the same size as the rasant thread Roger recommended. Commonly available (at retail fabr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Tension when Sewing M90
May 29, 7:48pm

denier
Denier is a measure of linear mass of thread and yarn. It's the number of grams that 9000 meters of the thread weighs. (Nominally, there's rounding.) For a given fiber, lower deniers will...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with inner net material choice?
May 13, 3:41pm

Re: Hemostats
A friend who works in a hospital gave me a couple pairs, but they're readily available. I suspect drug stores sell them, and failing that, amazon does. I use curved ones more than straight, b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Beginner Sewing Strategies
May 12, 8:04am

begining notions...
A short list of things that are handy. This is, very roughly, in order of importance to me. Things at the top of the list are nearly essential, things later aren't, but a lot depends on what ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Beginner Sewing Strategies
May 11, 9:01pm

sew.
That's my strategy for teaching people: sew. Find something you want to do, and sew it. Don't figure you need to start out by making an apron or a pillowcase because that's what begin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Beginner Sewing Strategies
May 11, 5:50pm

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