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Thread: Applique fraying?????

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    Super Member M.I.Late's Avatar
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    Why is my applique fraying when I do a satin stitch around it? I have had this problem before, but never to this degree. Is there a particular needle I should be using? I have recently changed the needle and maybe the last one was better for applique than this one is????

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    I'm not sure. Hope someone on here will help!!

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    prehaps ur not catching enough of the applique piece??? I use an emb needle... just seemed sharper to me..... other will have better advice.....

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    could also be the fabric, maybe it's a looser weave.

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    Sounds as though the fabrics you are using are a loose weave and this will cause fraying. There is a product that you can apply to the edge of the fabric that stops the fraying. In fact I think the name is "stop fray" or close to that. Very easy to use too.

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    The outside edge of the satin stitch should run on the outside edge of the applique. That is the only way I have had luck with this type of applique.

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    When you cut the pieces out place the pattern on the bias. Bias edges dont fray

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    I use June Tailor's Fray Block. It has a softer feel than Fray Check. IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.I.Late
    Why is my applique fraying when I do a satin stitch around it? I have had this problem before, but never to this degree. Is there a particular needle I should be using? I have recently changed the needle and maybe the last one was better for applique than this one is????
    This is how I have always done my applique - I use Lite Wonder Under. After you peel off the paper part and iron the applique piece on your base piece, the edges are sealed. I've never had any problems w/fraying. Hope this helps.

    Jean

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    same here Oksewnsew.

    Bettia

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