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    Default Making my own wool sheet: Velcro or standard hardware?

    So ponykins has been chilly and I'm looking to make a blanket liner and stable sheet out of wool. Lucky for me she's small enough I can use an old 100% wool blanket! So I have her old torn up sheet I can steel the straps and hardware from. Or I can make one with a belly band! Will heavy duty Velcro hold up or should I stick with metal fastenings? Also, does it have to have the binding all blankets have around them or can I just put on fastenings and be done? Thanks!
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    If you really want to save yourself some work, use two blanket clamps and an elastic surcingle, and you'll be in business. A friend of mine does this with plain wool blankets. Her gelding stays warm, dries off great, and the blanket stays put. Her surcingle is a wide one. That may be the ticket. She also uses 2 or three binder clamps down the front instead of blanket clamps for a lower profile and less stress on the fabric (http://www.officemax.com/office-supp...46842&ssp=true). They stay on pretty well.
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    If you don't bind the edges they will tend to roll up.



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    Conventional hardware. Hook and loop material becomes clogged with debris very quickly.
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