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I was wondering what type or kind of thread you used on the awning you made?  
No I'm not gonna make one, BUT I'm considering replacing the screen "Bug  
Catcher" on our Van.  The car place does not make them anymore that will fit  
our 2006.  I'm thinking of cutting the present screen to within an inch of  
the rubber binding and sew a new piece onto the inch-------just sew a new  
middle part.  But what type of thread did you use that might resist rotting  
in the sun???  Please help  me!
Thanks, Barbara in FL  



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Much to my surprise, this thread went on bobbin and top without a problem  
and stitched easily.  Now I can't say that it will last forever but so far,  
so good. Also ... I stitched a patch decades ago on the clothes dryer filter  
that is holding up very well. It was just a tiny hole and I used heirloom  
lace from Martha Pullen's Sew Beautiful.  I don't suppose you'd like a lace  
bug catcher. No? Probably not. Any how - here ya' go:  
http://www.createforless.com/super-tuff-upholstery-thread-nylon-tex70-khaki/pid30939.aspx


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:Much to my surprise, this thread went on bobbin and top without a problem  
:and stitched easily.  Now I can't say that it will last forever but so far,  
:so good. Also ... I stitched a patch decades ago on the clothes dryer filter  
:that is holding up very well. It was just a tiny hole and I used heirloom  
:lace from Martha Pullen's Sew Beautiful.  I don't suppose you'd like a lace  
:bug catcher. No? Probably not. Any how - here ya' go:  
:http://www.createforless.com/super-tuff-upholstery-thread-nylon-tex70-khaki/pid30939.aspx

Nylon thread won't last long outside if it's exposed to sunlight.
Polyester thread is much better.  Specialized UV resistant threads
(special polys, teflon) are even better, and will outlast the cloth
they hold together.  



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Oh me!  I don't mean to be disagreeable and I don't know David who may know  
heaps more than I do.  (Lotsa folks do).  I went to the maker of my awning  
fabric - Sunbrella? - and bought the thread they recommended.  Polly


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Thank you Polly and David!  Polly I have some 3" lace I was going to make  
tie backs for my curtains and I don't think there is enough to go around the  
bug shield too, so I will just have to use the fabric from Lowe's for that.  
Thanks for sending the link.
Barbara in COLD Central FL


Oh me!  I don't mean to be disagreeable and I don't know David who may know
heaps more than I do.  (Lotsa folks do).  I went to the maker of my awning
fabric - Sunbrella? - and bought the thread they recommended.  Polly


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:Oh me!  I don't mean to be disagreeable and I don't know David who may know  
:heaps more than I do.  (Lotsa folks do).  I went to the maker of my awning  
:fabric - Sunbrella? - and bought the thread they recommended.  Polly

I learned the UV failure of nylon thread the hard way.  Depending on
the construction method (how exposed thread is) and location, you may
or may not have a problem.  I had to resew part of a canopy after a
summer because the nylon thread was failing.  the interior parts were
still good.  


Sunbrella's awning fabrication guide --
http://www.sunbrella.com/en_us/pdf/awning-fabric-care-and-fabrication-guide.pdf
says: "For seaming and hemming, the top thread should be polyester
or Ptfe size f(16/92) or ff (12/138). Use light to medium tension on
top and bottom thread."  (Teflon is a tradenme for PTFE.)  





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Upholstery nylon thread is what I decided to go with because that is what is  
available locally.  The screen will only be on the front of the van a few  
months a year during "Love Bug" season.  Thanks so very much to Polly & also  
David for the advice.
Barbara

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I was wondering what type or kind of thread you used on the awning you made?
No I'm not gonna make one, BUT I'm considering replacing the screen "Bug
Catcher" on our Van.  The car place does not make them anymore that will fit
our 2006.  I'm thinking of cutting the present screen to within an inch of
the rubber binding and sew a new piece onto the inch-------just sew a new
middle part.  But what type of thread did you use that might resist rotting
in the sun???  Please help  me!
Thanks, Barbara in FL





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OOHhhhh, my goodness, I hope my thread lasts.  Sewing that awning was nearly  
as much fun as extracting a wisdom tooth on an elephant. Polly


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