A tip!!!

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A tip!!!

by Nanna2Five » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:05 pm

So i found this by mistake LOL

I do not have any fray check and I hate having stiff tape on the edges of my fabric. I usually just leave it naked but on big projects it frays.

My Granddaughter had to go to the ER last night due to a BAD ear infection. I brought along my cross stitching to pass the time. Well there was a roll of cloth tape sitting there. It is an inch wide and very soft just like fabric. SO I used it to edge my fabric and it works perfect!!! it is like nothing is there It is just the right width so that it covers about 1/2 inch after you fold it over. And a roll would last forever!
 
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Re: A tip!!!

by annastasia76 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:51 am

sounds like a good idea, I don't think I would have thought about that even if it was right in front of me, lol. I surge my edges on my larger items, on my smaller items I just leave bare.

question, (for anybody who uses tape not just OP) doesn't taking the tape off make it fray??? I mean, wouldn't the stickiness of the tape pull the threads when you are taking it off??
 
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Re: A tip!!!

by Mystonique » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:04 am

Brilliant idea :applesauce:
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Re: A tip!!!

by Nanna2Five » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:01 am

There is enough extra room that if I have to I can cut it off. I do not know about taking the tape off
 
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Re: A tip!!!

by LadyS » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:57 am

Yeah, I think that people who tape the edge cut it off once the work is done. So they measure a little extra on the sides for the tape.
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Re: A tip!!!

by BizzieLizzie » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:55 pm

I edge mine with masking tape and have never cut it off, but that's just because I'm lazy :lol: .
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Re: A tip!!!

by rcperryls » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:56 pm

BizzieLizzie wrote:I edge mine with masking tape and have never cut it off, but that's just because I'm lazy :lol: .


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Re: A tip!!!

by BizzieLizzie » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:01 pm

@rotfl:
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Re: A tip!!!

by Lessa54 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:07 pm

rcperryls wrote:
BizzieLizzie wrote:I edge mine with masking tape and have never cut it off, but that's just because I'm lazy :lol: .


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I can beat both of you in the laziness stakes - I don't even get as far as taping :oops: I just make sure I have enough allowance and start stitching. Even the little time taping takes is too much away from stitching time :lol: Never had a problem yet either.
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Re: A tip!!!

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:57 am

Same here Lessa :-)!
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Re: A tip!!!

by carolanne » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:29 pm

I use masking tape also, but I usually cut it off because of the bulk. I use tape because I'm too lazy to overcast or stitch. It seems to ravel pretty badly if I don't do something. I think it's funny that we all do things because we are "lazy", but we don't all find the same things too much trouble. :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
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