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From: pizzanut
Date: 04-07-2005, 10:01 PM (1 of 6)
Just bought a USMC logo fleece panel, throw-size, and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to finish the edges. Should I attach another same-size fleece or other fabric to the back to make it heavier? Any ideas on finishing? Haven't worked much with fleece. Tried making a coat for myself, but it's huge! This week while on vacation, will hopefully be making a duct-tape double for myself so that maybe I can alter it and get it done for the next cold season (cold weather, not cold-germy lol). I have a large amount of fleece that I could use for backing the throw. Was planning on using it for lining the coat, but could sacrifice it for my son's throw. Since it's rather large, would the 2 pieces gap away from each other?? Sure would appreciate any ideas on finishing this, I know my son will love it!

Thanks, Linda
User: pizzanut
Member since: 10-08-2004
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 04-07-2005, 10:47 PM (2 of 6)
You can do a blanket stitch all around it. I know some people have layered the fleece panels. one side being the panel the other side a solid and have stitched around the logo to make it a quilted look. Then taken a blanket stitch to cover the ends. There is always the no sew blanket where you put to pieces of fleece together cut strips into both of them, cut out the corrners and then tie it all together.

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From: DorothyL
Date: 04-08-2005, 07:44 AM (3 of 6)
I've layered successfully just sewing around the edges wrong sides together.
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From: paroper
Date: 04-08-2005, 08:21 AM (4 of 6)
I did a very wide serge around some for my dds and gd. The serge was contrasting and I liked it a LOT better than I expected. I was very pleased with how they turned out. I just decided that I didn't want to bother with the two layers. Many people do though. My kids take theirs on buses and school trips, etc, so one layer is just right.

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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 04-08-2005, 11:32 AM (5 of 6)
Personally, I think that unless he is in a very cold climate, the one layer is most effective.. You can decorate the edges if you like or bind them. Do you know about fleece binding.?? If you cut fleece in narrow strips and tug on them , they tend to curl.. Easy to bind edges that way.. But fleece needs no finishing , so it is totally up to you..
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From: pizzanut
Date: 04-08-2005, 02:37 PM (6 of 6)
Well, thanks folks, for the info! Think I'll just trim off the selvedge edges and if it's not warm enough for him come winter, I can always add on another layer to it. The simpler the better, I always say. lol

User: pizzanut
Member since: 10-08-2004
Total posts: 9
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