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Thread: how to keep edges from fraying on a top

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    Hello--
    I'm hauling all my projects, completed and tops, to an assisted living place next month for a mini quilt show. I'll have several quilt tops to take; I'm delaying taking them to the quilter's until after my little show.

    I'm worried about the edges fraying more than they are... any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    Karla, can you serge the edges, or sew around them with a zig-sag stitch? That would help keep the fraying to a minimum, and would be covered by the binding if it were narrow enough.

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    Could you staystitch the edges? :? Just run a tight stitch along the edges? Just a thought!

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    Fray-check - I use it all the time for applique and anchoring threads at the edges of blocks.. For large areas, I'd baste, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Fray-check - I use it all the time for applique and anchoring threads at the edges of blocks.. For large areas, I'd baste, too.
    I was going to suggest Fray-check also.

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    Is that stuff at Joanne's?

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    I'd do a baste stitch all around the quilt.

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    If you use Fray-Check, make sure it is on the very edge and not into the seam allowance - it can get very hard, and I wouldn't want to sew through it. :wink:

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    Thanks for all the help!

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    I just sew about 1/8 from the edge all th way around.

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