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From: Mom of Six
Date: 06-23-2005, 08:36 PM (1 of 6)
Does anyone know where I can find wrights stretch binding in white. It is like bias tape for t-shirt neck edges. My Wal Mart carries it in black but the other 2 in town don't have it at all. I need white. I have tried a couple of other edges finishes & they just don't lay right I have had the shirt done since the first of May but can't where it because the edge isn't finished. I did go to the wrights trim web sight but they didn't show it on there. I am going back to the sight to ask them where I can find it if the have an e mail address. If anyone has seen this let me know. I asked at Jo Anns & they looked at me like I was crazy.
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From: mamahoogie
Date: 06-24-2005, 08:43 PM (2 of 6)
Not sure where to find what you are looking for but here is an alternative. I switched from bias tape to clear elastic for shoulder seams in knits, fleece, etc. Just cut it the same length as the seam and stitch it in. It will hold the seam just fine, yet stretch while you put it on. I love the stuff and use it a lot.
I've decided to live forever - so far, so good.
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Member since: 12-25-2002
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 06-24-2005, 10:08 PM (3 of 6)
Speaking of Wrights Trims----does any one know where I may find baby rickrack in pastels? Like mint green, espically.

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From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 06-25-2005, 12:09 PM (4 of 6)
Check out the above site,
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 06-25-2005, 01:54 PM (5 of 6)
I found it under trims & embelishments. It is called fold over braid. I like the lighter weight one. I checked to see where it is sold, the only store in my area is Wal Mart & they don't have white in either weight. I am going to try a self binding if I have a big enough scrap. Otherwise I may resort to rib knit trim but I all I have found so far doesn't really match the white. I really like the shirt it is a rib knit whitew/ lt. blue daisies. I have made myself 2 other shirts this weekend & am working on a 3rd. It is hot here this week & I found I didn't have many sleevless shirts. It is supposed to stay in the 90's all week so I figure its a good time to sit in the AC & sew. Thanks for everyones help. I guess I will just keep looking.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
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Total posts: 1115
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-25-2005, 03:33 PM (6 of 6)
If you are talking about binding neckline or armholes, have you tried the self fabric.. My serger book says use a piece 3/4 the length you are binding for moderate stretch knits and 2/3 for more stretchy knits.. I have done this on shirts for me several times when I did not want to use ribbed knits (too casual looking).. The self fabric makes it look better, more finished, you know ?? Try that on a scrap for effect, to see if it will do.. :bg: :bg:
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