Monday, June 13, 2005

RR Areas Ready

Last evening I finished up stitching the blocks for the RR I joined. The blocks are 7 inches wide by 6 inches tall (98 stitches x 84 stitches). I have allowed 3 inches for finishing. I even finished the edges to keep them from unraveling. Which that leads me to my little own stitching question:

How do you keep you fabric from unraveling while stitching?

I have two different ways that I use to keep the fabric intact. I will sew the edges with a zig-zag stitch using light thread. The other way and not so pretty looking is I use masking tape. I will be the first to admit that it looks really tacky but it is a quick and easy way to keep the edges neat.


Kiwi Jo said...

wow you are organized! Do you have a theme for your RR? I usually just use an overlocking stitch that I have on my sewing machine to finish the edges.

Jenn L in Chicago said...

Snce my sewing machine is big and bulky (and at the moment FUBAR thanks to the repair shop messing with my feed dogs and I don't know how to readjust them...), I use FrayCheck on the edges. Gotta love that stuff, I have bottles everywhere!

Cathy said...

You should send this question to Renee for the SBQ! I am another one who uses masking tape, but I recently hauled out my sewing machine to stitch the edges. It's much neater. I am still new at sewing, so the suggestion of what stitch to use is very helpful!