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Need a little advice
Tue, Apr 17, 2007 5:56 PM
Posted by Sandy O
I intend to make an anniversary sampler on linen evenweave 28ct fabric the pattern is 10 by 14 inches. How much should I leave for the edges? Really would appreciate your advice ladies since I intend to stitch this while on a trip.
  • Reply from Karen
    Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:04 PM
    If you are framing this, then I would leave 2-3 inches all the way around for the framer. That will give them plenty to work with. :)

    Hope that helps! Go to top

  • Reply from Rose
    Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:05 PM
    Some framers require at least 4".
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    Reply from Sandy O
    Thursday, April 19, 2007 7:02 AM
    Thank You ladies I appreciate the input. I will indeed be getting it framed. I had a piece of fabric that only gives me a couple of inches spare which maybe cutting it a little fine. Or I have a piece 20x27inches in size. Any hints on sealing the edges prior to stitching? Go to top
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      Reply from Sue
      Thursday, April 19, 2007 11:49 AM
      I always use the zigzag stitch on my sewing machine, it's quicker than edging by hand.

      Sue Go to top

      • Reply from Sandy O.
        Saturday, April 21, 2007 7:43 AM
        Thanks for the suggestion Sue - only I do not have a sewing machine. Go to top
    • Reply from Jean
      Sunday, April 22, 2007 1:08 AM
      I use fray-stoppa which is a glue and you "paint" it around the edge to stop fraying. I live in Australia so not sure what the product is called in another country Go to top
  • Reply from Yolanda
    Sunday, April 22, 2007 7:28 AM
    The equivalent, Jean is referring to, is called "Fray Check" in the USA. I use it on every project. It works great! Go to top