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 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!