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Preshrinking fabric q

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wytch
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Preshrinking fabric q

Postby wytch » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:34 am

I don't have an overlocked so what do I do about all the raw edges?

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tiyuricc
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Re: Preshrinking fabric q

Postby tiyuricc » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:24 pm

you can sew straight stitch down the length, that'll just limit the amount of fraying (?sp).

i usuall just throw it in as is though. if its something that i think will be terrible then i stick it in a mesh laundry bag in the hope that it'll limit the amount of movement.

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Rae
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Re: Preshrinking fabric q

Postby Rae » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:06 pm

I never finish off the edges before I preshrink fabric. There is no fraying of fabric with the knits, and ususally only minimal fraying with wovens.

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4timeslucky
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Re: Preshrinking fabric q

Postby 4timeslucky » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:51 pm

How much do you normally put in the machine?

I put in loads the other day, it washed ok, but it took for ever to untwist and fold up. I really wished I'd pre cut it to some smaller pieces.

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gayleygoo
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Re: Preshrinking fabric q

Postby gayleygoo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:55 am

I just throw it in as is, the edges don't fray much.


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