I am about ready to pull the trigger on a cuben flat tarp using the .75oz cuben.
I have a few design thoughts I am working out though.
I am currently planning an 8.5'x8.5' tarp. This would mean I cut two panel pieces that are about 8'8"x 4'4 1/2". I just measured my cuben and the "usable" width is about 54.5". That is the width of the fabric with actual strength, not just the excess film on the sides.
So I am currently looking to use 52.5" of the 54.5" available to me. One thought I had was that I could actually use some of the excess film as the part I roll under for my side hems though. Is this how people normally use this fabric, or is every cutting off the excess width completely? It would be completely hidden inside of the rolled hem of course, but I wasn't sure if people have previously had bad experiences with this?
Another question is how people are preferring to do their tieouts. I was thinking that with the last 2" I have left over in my width, I could create 1" wide cuben bonded tieouts instead of using thinner webbing or grosgrain. I kind of like this idea simply because it is leaving less of the fabric wasted. And with how expensive it is, I don't want to waste anything.If it turns out bonded tieouts aren't a great idea, I could just make the tarp bigger, but adding 4" to the size seems excessive.
I'm excited to hear back from others and get started on this project. Should make for an amazing tarp.