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Old 01-29-2020, 02:41 AM
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Hello! I just completed a hexagonal table topper which has cut applique pieces with WonderUnder applied, sewn to 'quilt top' and then quilted over. Now is probably the wrong time to ask, but I just cut the applique pieces raw and applied them (as pattern suggested) without a turned back hem and now I fear the appliques will fray. Is there anything I can put on these pieces to keep them from fraying? I'm afraid Fray Check will be too hard.
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Old 01-29-2020, 03:19 AM
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you made yourself very clear.

in my own experience, all the fusibles promise no frays, but i always do get fraying.
fray check or fray block are your only options at this point.
neither of them stays hard after washing.
i can't promise either of them will completely prevent frays.

i would also add blanket stitching around the appliques, or [best] satin stitching.
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Old 01-29-2020, 03:49 AM
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If you used batiks, the fraying will be slight. If you used regular cotton the edges will fray. Fraying can give a nice effect, I just outline quilt 1/8 inside the pieces to secure them and it prevent fraying past the stitching.
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Old 01-29-2020, 05:31 AM
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Thank you ladies! Great suggestions!
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