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golite
PM sent on the golite quest & the camp photons.

In Gear Swap » FS: Dynafit, BPL Coccon, Kooka bay, MLD, LOTS MORE
May 21, 9:15am

triangle
Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up KISS and just made the Velcro on triangle door type things. it's not as much coverage as I had hoped for, but now I know not to get trim happy on the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » oops... made my tarp to short. suggestions?
March 31, 10:17am

material
I'm using silnylon and only have approx 18" left (coincidence??) . I like the modular batwings idea. Thanks also for the draping tip, I probably would of hacked my left over pieces to no...

In Make Your Own Gear » oops... made my tarp to short. suggestions?
March 29, 10:56pm

oops... made my tarp to short. suggestions?
Through a series of events that included poor planning, bad math and a few wild stitches I ended up making a hex cat cut tarp about 18" shorter than I was wanting. So instead of an 11' rid...

In Make Your Own Gear » oops... made my tarp to short. suggestions?
March 29, 9:13pm

Fixed
First, I was wrong... That Tera 80 is actually 35wt thread & not 80wt thread as someone suggested. I fixed my puckering issue by stitching radially out from the corner, with the grain.

In Make Your Own Gear » help! can't fix my pucker
March 25, 10:45am

Thread / Needle
After doing some reading this morning I think Jon is right... I need smaller thread or a bigger needle. I prefer smaller holes so I'm going to try & find some smaller thread today & se...

In Make Your Own Gear » help! can't fix my pucker
March 24, 11:23am

Tension
I do practice & adjust & recheck my tensions on scrap, its as close to perfect as I can get it with my machine & my eyes.

In Make Your Own Gear » help! can't fix my pucker
March 24, 10:50am

needle
I use a #9 & #12 needle depending on my mood.

In Make Your Own Gear » help! can't fix my pucker
March 24, 10:46am

sandwich
"Consider a sandwich of reinforcement on both sides of the sil" I've tried everything else & I recon this is the only option. I did notice that the ridgeline & side pul...

In Make Your Own Gear » help! can't fix my pucker
March 24, 7:46am

zigzag
I also tried a zigzag stitch which did not help. Again my eyes suck but under a magnify glass the sticthes look good and only pucker when pulled tight against the stictch. Also, I only have reinfor...

In Make Your Own Gear » help! can't fix my pucker
March 23, 5:45pm

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