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Thread: How do you keep your Fabric from Fraying?

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    Senior Member beginnerquilter's Avatar
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    Hi from Northern Freezing Rain Indiana

    I was wondering something...I got a few squares cut out for my Scrappy Quilt and I was wondering how do I keep the edges from fraying out on my Squares? Do you use some kind of a spray or what?

    Thanks for your help....

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    I use Best Press on all my fabrics before I cut. Most good fabrics don't fray all that much anyway.

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    Yes a good heavy starching before cutting helps keep that fraying from happening. Mary Ellen's Best press is wonderful too, but much more expensive. I just found out yesterday that the Niagra spray starch went to a heavier starch in the heavy. I like it much better now. I ran out of one can and opened the new one. It even smells better.

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    Thanks for your help...can I buy these anywhere?

    Let me know...Thanks...

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    I have not had a problem with my fabrics fraying very much. I find the higher quality fabrics don't fray as much as the lesser quality.

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    give them a bit of starch.

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    Cutting straight with the grain and starch both hekp. If doing curves for applique, a tiny bit of fray-check may be needed.

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    Thanks for your help...Joann Fabrics has the Best Press on Sale right now in a Gallon and also the Spray so I'm going to buy some of that and use that.

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    Beginnerquilter, what is the name of the kitty in your sig box? Looks like it loves to help with your projects.

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    My Cat's name is Railroad

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