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From: anamariacries
Date: 08-30-2006, 10:57 PM (1 of 4)
1)What can I do to keep fabric from fraying if I wash it?

2)Has anyone every used ribbon or blanket binding to add a decorative touch to edges?

3)What can I use to make it not slide?

Any suggestion would be appreciated
User: anamariacries
Member since: 08-01-2006
Total posts: 11
From: Chrysantha
Date: 08-30-2006, 11:34 PM (2 of 4)
zig-zag the edge or use fray check.

I prefer seam/bias binding, but ribbon will do. (blanket edges are for blankets.)

Not slide on the table ??? put some double faced tape, rug NON-slip on the table (unless it's a good table.) If the table cloth is thick you might get away with the non-slip cupboard lining. (I'd put the tape around the edge of the table, not on the top...)

Won't the table have something on top of it to keep the cloth on ???

User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Skye
Date: 08-31-2006, 03:19 AM (3 of 4)
Rolled hem for the cut edges?
User: Skye
Member since: 09-28-2000
Total posts: 233
From: Bekka
Date: 08-31-2006, 01:28 PM (4 of 4)
If you have a serger try wooly nylon in your loopers and a closer stitch setting.

As far as sliding I use those drawer liners that look like foam (they come in a roll). I have even used it under my machines when I've had to use the kitchen table or counter, to keep machine from "walking away" as I sew.
User: Bekka
Member since: 07-28-2006
Total posts: 79
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