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One Stitch Corner Pinning Close-up Photo — 7 Comments

  1. Exactly what I was wondering, excellent. Thanks as always for your quick and thorough answers. It’s an honor to get answers like that.

  2. Do you find that pinning is better than “diddling” or tucking the corners in on the bottom of the bag?
    The same question for stitching the top, do you find it to be better than folding the edges over and dropping the bag into the previous one?

      • I have. We are adding on to this home in Asheville, NC that you have pictures of at http://earthbagbuilding.com/projects/roundhouse.htm. I imagine tucking the corners, and folding the top to be faster, and was wondering if the added expense (probably minimal anyway) of the stitching was worth it, if it held better, looked cleaner, or what not.

        He’ll be documenting the progress on the additional sun-room. As will I, at http://lukeanthony.wordpress.com

        Maybe I can do a test much like you have with wire vs. nails, but rather pinning and stitching vs. tucking and folding.

        Not that this is some major issue, I was just wondering if it was a preference of yours vs. tucking and folding.

        • Pinning the corners is a small detail. I doubt there’s much difference in time and effort between the various methods. We’re using wire to stitch the tops of bags closed, so we’re all set up with wire and a cutting method. And for what it’s worth, wire is very inexpensive here and we only use a small amount. It’s cost is negligible.

          Folding the bag ends is a little faster, but creates smaller bags. Stitching the ends closed uses fewer bags and creates longer bags with more overlap. This enables us to fill the bags to capacity and not worry about spilling any soil. This point is more important than pinning the corners.

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