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From: teagan
Date: 01-02-2007, 06:16 PM (1 of 8)
I won't bore you with how I got to this point... I'm new at handiwork. I have two fleece panels for which I plan to bind together with the blanket stitch. My question is should I leave them flat, raw edged together or try to curl them under? :nc:
User: teagan
Member since: 12-29-2006
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From: Hogmami
Date: 01-02-2007, 06:55 PM (2 of 8)
I would leave them flat, raw edge together.
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From: lendube
Date: 01-02-2007, 07:10 PM (3 of 8)
I agree. Welcome to the board, Teagan!
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From: IsabelleB
Date: 01-03-2007, 09:42 AM (4 of 8)
I'd do the same. Welcome Teagan :smile:
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From: lsoutherla
Date: 01-03-2007, 10:14 AM (5 of 8)
definitely. same as others sugget. You may want to run a basting stitch around the edge, should they want to slide.
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From: paroper
Date: 01-03-2007, 11:46 AM (6 of 8)
I absolutely agree with the others. Fleece does not ravel and does not require finishing. Turning the edges only adds bulk. I've done embroidery on some lovely blankets that were just simply blanket stitched around the edges. The problem is that some fleece stretches more than others. The basting is not such a bad idea. I've also used temporary spray adhesives like quilt adhesives or those used in embroidery; Sulky 2000 or 505 on the edge of some blankets to hold them together while I worked.

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From: teagan
Date: 01-05-2007, 10:11 AM (7 of 8)
I shall leave them flat and either try hand basting (similar to working with a turkey?? :smile: ) since I don't have access to a machine or look for some of that adhesive spray. Thanks again!
User: teagan
Member since: 12-29-2006
Total posts: 2
From: KBQ
Date: 01-15-2007, 09:45 PM (8 of 8)
I just downloaded aton of info from the Fabricland site on tips for working with fleece. for those of us west of winnipeg.:Canada: Karen
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Member since: 01-02-2007
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