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How do you keep your Fabric from Fraying?

Old 01-21-2010, 08:07 AM
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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?

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Old 01-21-2010, 08:15 AM
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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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Old 01-21-2010, 08:26 AM
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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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Old 01-21-2010, 10:17 AM
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Thanks for your help...can I buy these anywhere?

Let me know...Thanks...

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:18 AM
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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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Old 01-21-2010, 02:20 PM
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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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Old 01-21-2010, 03:35 PM
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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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