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    Posted: 05 April 2008 at 9:15pm
My friend has 'eyebrow awnings'  on the sides of his boat over the ports to keep the sun from doing too much internal damage.  They used to have a sort of foam backside.  He has asked me to stitch a piece of insulation ( bubble wrap in an aluminum foil kind of sandwich about a quarter inch thick ) to the back of each piece of canvas instead.  I'm just curious whether the best stitch would be a straight stitch or an overcast zig zag?  I've an LSZ-1 so I can do both but I'd like to do the best job I can.
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I recommend using straight stitches when sewing through 1/4" thickness or more. Set the stitch length as long as possible as well.
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Thanks Matt, and I'll remember the 1/4 inch thickness guideline for future reference.  See you at the show.
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