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Seattle Fabrics had a problem with their ordering system this past weekend. They have a 10% discount effective now through March 16th. Enter "take10" in the Apply Coupon during checkout.

I had an email from them about the problem and their discount. Unfortunately I was sufficiently determined (aka stubborn) and got my order placed so I don't need anything else. Hopefully someone else can benefit from the very short lived discount.
 

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We are currently looking for a new machine at the shop and I am in the research phase. I continue to research mysewlf in to burlier more automated machines. Currently looking at Juki 2810 series. Auto-backtacking, thread trimmer, programmable stitch functions and large throat area. Also drooling over the Vetron 5000 . Such Technology Very Stitch!
 

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Don't contemplate. Do.
I could more than make use of the machine, and could afford to buy it...but can't afford the time to use it, and it would send me right down a really great rabbit-hole of sewing projects.
I have 28 oars in various stages of completion in my shop, and they're going to get all my free time this spring.
 
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using a binding guide and why you need one. If you have every tried this by hand it obvious why this accessory is essential.

Binding Guide for industrial sewing machine.
I'll be picking up a 1" binding guide at some point, how do you manage the webbing spool? After watching the video a couple of times I finally figured out that you were using the metal tool to hold the cut end of the webbing down...

I've done it by hand, it sucks. I used light duty polypro and pre-folded the webbing, no pinning but I have used clips.
 
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Spools, spools and more spools.
 

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4K polyester. Timing depends on size and complexity of your order. Email is best.
 
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Hmm... so I think I might have found an older Juki Bartack machine for a reasonable price. Should make strap work a breeze but I'm also kind of wondering whether its overkill for my needs and not thrilled about it being a "uni-tasker" sort of machine. It does an amazing job doing the job it does but not much good for anything else. I guess I could start blasting out a line of straps and such to pay for it.

Thoughts?
 

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Hmm... so I think I might have found an older Juki Bartack machine for a reasonable price. Should make strap work a breeze but I'm also kind of wondering whether its overkill for my needs and not thrilled about it being a "uni-tasker" sort of machine. It does an amazing job doing the job it does but not much good for anything else. I guess I could start blasting out a line of straps and such to pay for it.

Thoughts?
Probably not worth it. Bartacks look nice but unless you’re doing production work, it’s hard to justify. The old mechanical tackers can be a gamble too. If the cams or rollers are too worn you’ll break needles and ruin your project. Buying and paying to install replacement cams will be at least twice what you pay for the machine.

For quality strap work that you’d be selling, you want an programmable electronic machine that does serial tacks. Stacking single tacks is hard to make look nice and gets pretty tedious. Better to just use the reverse lever on your straight stitch machine
 
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