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Thread: binding with ribbon on unwashed flannel?

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    It should work after all I have a few store bought ones that have the silky binding on the ends.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    You can alwayse do a narrow zig zag stitch around the edges before washing. You may need to re-square up your quilt after washing if you don't want to block it while it is still damp

    That would work.

    Or even a wide zig-zag - (just so it's narrower than the binding you plan to put on)

    What is the satin ribbon made of?

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    I have used satin ribbon to bind baby quilts. It works well, and the baby loves the difference in texture. Good idea :thumbup:

    zigzag the edge of the quilt before washing, and definitely wash it before binding.

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    Just for kicks - measure the quilt before and after washing - let us know what happens - if anything.

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    It's a poly "satin" ribbon, 1.5 inches wide like I would have cut my binding fabric. Thanks for the idea!

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    Will do, I'm also curious how much it will shrink. This is my first time working with flannel and it's been such a PAIN!

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    What is "blocking?" I'm sure I'll hate myself for a stupid question, but several people have mentioned it and I'm not sure on the meaning. Is it just squaring up my quilt? Or is there more to it? Thanks!

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    After you wash the quilt and it is still damp, you lay down a sheet on your carpet and put the damp quilt on top of it. Then you can block it (which means you are going to straighten and square it up) by pinning it to your carpet. I put the pins in at a angle. Then I put a fan blowing on it to dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    After you wash the quilt and it is still damp, you lay down a sheet on your carpet and put the damp quilt on top of it. Then you can block it (which means you are going to straighten and square it up) by pinning it to your carpet. I put the pins in at a angle. Then I put a fan blowing on it to dry.
    I usually have to use a fan as well. Just be sure to measure it through the middle, both vertical and horizontal. You will know it is square when you can measure on the diagnal, from one corner to the other (like a big X on the quilt) and both measurements come out the same.

    I found this explanation from Google - http://www.quiltuniversity.com/squaring_up.htm

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    Depending on how much use the blanket gets,keep in mind that the satin binding may wear out long before the flannel and may need to be replaced. The packaged bindings are more durable than a regular 'ribbon'.

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