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PostSubject: Prefinished edges by Ruthann   Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:48 pm

Title: Pre-finishing edges?
Post by: Ruthann on March 02, 2008, 11:34:57 AM
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Hi Everyone!

I just finished a wallhanging, cut the batting and backing slightly larger than the top and I want to handquilt it...I was wondering if anyone prefers to seam up the raw edges of the top. I know someone who serges her edges so they won't fray while she works on her quilts but my machine won't serge (Viking 850) so I'm considering doing a zigzag around the edges. What works for you??

TIA!




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Title: Re: Pre-finishing edges?
Post by: quiltermarynel on March 02, 2008, 01:23:39 PM
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My background is cloting construction. I tend to zig zag things because I hate frayed edged. Now lets see what the REAL hand quilters say.


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Title: Re: Pre-finishing edges?
Post by: finisher on March 02, 2008, 03:34:09 PM
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I don't do anything to the edges. I have the backing and batting a bit larger than the top..and all three layers are basted together with thread..so the raw edge of the top doesn't get any rubbing to cause it to fray. I suppose if you pin baste..it might be a problem? I dunno.


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Title: Re: Pre-finishing edges?
Post by: missmommy on March 05, 2008, 10:58:18 AM
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I do the same as Finisher.


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Title: Re: Pre-finishing edges?
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 15, 2008, 12:04:23 PM
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Marynel,
I am from garment sewing too...but with a quilt NO I do not finish the edges....they tend to do just fine without.....
I used to put binding on then quilt....don't do that any more but will make the binding and tuck it away until time to bind.....


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Title: Re: Pre-finishing edges?
Post by: Merry Bee on March 15, 2008, 03:41:08 PM
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I use a long machine basting stitch or a long loose zig-zag if the edges seem to be raveling. Normally I don't need to do that.
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