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Old 12-11-2014, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default Question on Yurt walls

Hello,
Currently in process of building a yurt for a trip coming up. The one thing has us stumped is what thread is best for sewing the canvas. We want go with a polyester core cotton wrapped thread but are a little lost as to what brand and strength would be best.

Any suggestions?

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Old 12-12-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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I am no expert on thread. However, I used 100% heavy duty polyester on my 17 oz. canvas cover and walls, and a size 18 needle. The heavy duty polester thread (I don't know the gauge or size) from WalMart is fantastically strong and has worked great for the ~ last couple years of constant exposure to sun and weather here in CO. It's the heaviest thread they sell. About $5 per 200 yd spool.

For an entire cover it would be much more cost effective to buy commercial sized spools, regardless of thread type. Good luck with your project.
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Question on Yurt walls

How many of those 200 yd spools did you need for your 16' yurt cover?

I'm working on sewing up some

insulation

(wool-blend blanket material) and haven't been able to get any thread estimates (aside from the vague 'a lot'). I can find 500-3000 yd overlock/serger spools locally, but would probably have to rewind them...

Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:28 PM   #4
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8 spools maybe? Although the tarp was already stitched, I beefed up every seam, and made a few new ones. I tend to 'overdo' everything bombproof. That's just the way I roll. A pro would likely have used less thread.
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