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Fraying...any solution?

Old 02-23-2016, 08:47 AM
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Frey Check works, used it lots on clothes. At this point it would help the already cut pieces and starch the 10" squares before cutting any more pieces.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by twinkie View Post
Although I have not used this product, maybe some of you members have. It is called FreyCheck (I think). It is supposed to stop or slow down freying.
Frey Check dries hard. I use Frey Block by June Taylor. It dries soft and flexible and clear.
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:00 AM
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Fray Check can leave a stain on the fabric, so if you use it on the seams and it creeps over into the quilt block, it will leave a mark on it. I have a hard time using Frey Block by June Taylor. It has a huge hole that the liquid comes out o,f and it ends up everywhere. Maybe others have some hints on using it, but I've given up on it. Now if I have a fabric that ravels a lot, I use a very short stitch. If it has raveled so much that the seam allowance ends up being a eighth of an inch, I run a second line of stitching on the seam allowance close to the first line that has been stitched. I've had to do this once in a while and have had good success with it.
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Iím going to use my pinking blade after Iíve stitched my 1/4 inch seam !
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:51 PM
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If fraying is a big problem then use fusible lightweight interfacing on the back of the quilt top. Many show quilt makers do this to keep the quilt top from stretching or getting wonky before layering and simply to keep the top crisp and smooth.
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
I've gotten to where I lightly starch before cutting. What you might try is; depending on what kind of starch you use, Iprefer the StaFlo is put a little in a small cup. Use a cotton swab or small flat makeup brush and dip into the starch then run it along the edges. Then let it dry. That should hold it at bay.
I'm a fan of StaFlo. But you don't have to use it full strength. I put 4 oz. into a spray bottle, add 12 oz. of water, shake and spray. You can put some of that into a dish if you wish and use your cotton swab or brush.
The spray bottle I have is a Best-Press bottle. Those sprayers last a long time. Mine is at least 5 years old.

The quilt I was talking about in my post 19 is a Paddle Wheel, not Scrapbasket.
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:37 PM
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I agree with starch. I love my starch and it has helped with so many of my issues.
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Old 03-15-2020, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rryder View Post
I'm also a big fan of starching. It eliminates lots of problems- fraying, fabric distortion (if properly pressed), problems with bias edges, sewing issues, you name it. Most of the time I heavily starch my fabric before cutting, especially if there is any tricky piecing involved. I also like the feel of sewing with stiffer fabric-- I think the stitch quality is much improved and it's easier to get a good consistent quarter or scant quarter inch seam. Starch also works great as a temporary glue for cutting multiple layers at a time.

Yeah- What Rob said! Makes life so much easier when seeking any degree of precision.
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Old 03-16-2020, 11:59 AM
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I’m making a super king interwoven quilt with 20 yards of fabric cut in 1 1/2 inch strips argh
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Old 03-18-2020, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by twinkie View Post
Although I have not used this product, maybe some of you members have. It is called FreyCheck (I think). It is supposed to stop or slow down freying.
I must admit to using Fray Check on just about anything with a cut edge. I apply it to all my turned edge applique pieces. I use a smaller needle applicator bottle than what it comes in, so that just a fine edge is applied. This minimizes any stiffness.

For me, the additional time spent in applying the Fray Check is definitely worth it, both for the actual fray prevention and also for the "piece" of mind knowing my quilt will not dissolve in the wash.

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