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Re: Making a Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Quilt

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:47 pm
by zelph
ConnieD wrote:I used a pencil soldering iron from Radio Shack to cut the frayed edge of nylon ripstop.

I would think the lowest temperature and work fast along a steel edge would give best results.


I suspect I'll have to try the soldering iron for silnylon once I begin my project.

Re: Making a Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Quilt

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:57 am
by JBRanger
I've just recently started into sewing so bear with me, but it would seem that a simple set of scissors will get the edge straight and then you can just do a rolled hem to hide the unfinished edge? Atleast that's what I did with mine and it worked out great.

Re: Making a Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Quilt

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:08 pm
by ConnieD
Rolled hem is great!

Did you use a special sewing foot?

Re: Making a Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Quilt

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:10 am
by JBRanger
Negative. Did it by hand. All on my 11' DL hammock (both bodies of material and ends) as well as on my down underquilt. It's not THAT hard. I used metal "squeeze clips" like you'd use on stacks of paper or potato chip bags to hold it together to get it started. From there I found it easier to roll as I went. I'll use a flat fell seam and rolled hem on the tarp I make.

Re: Making a Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Quilt

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:44 pm
by ConnieD
There is a knack to it.

I have hand-stitched a rolled edge silk scarf once.

Re: Making a Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Quilt

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:07 am
by mikepetersen
JBRanger wrote:I've just recently started into sewing so bear with me, but it would seem that a simple set of scissors will get the edge straight and then you can just do a rolled hem to hide the unfinished edge? Atleast that's what I did with mine and it worked out great.

Yes i am agree with you a scissor is the best option to get the edge of the hem straight and rolled up the hem from the end point works great. There is no need to do anything just cut and roll. That's it.

Re: Making a Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Quilt

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:54 pm
by zelph
mikepetersen wrote:
JBRanger wrote:I've just recently started into sewing so bear with me, but it would seem that a simple set of scissors will get the edge straight and then you can just do a rolled hem to hide the unfinished edge? Atleast that's what I did with mine and it worked out great.

Yes i am agree with you a scissor is the best option to get the edge of the hem straight and rolled up the hem from the end point works great. There is no need to do anything just cut and roll. That's it.


Hmmm, sounds easy......just cut and roll. Wish you had a video of that ;)