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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:05 pm 

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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!!!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:51 am 

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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!!!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:04 am 
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Brilliant idea :applesauce:

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Re: A tip!!!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:01 am 

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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!!!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:57 am 
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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!!!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:55 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:56 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Re: A tip!!!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:07 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:57 am 
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Same here Lessa :-)!

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Re: A tip!!!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:29 pm 

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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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