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Old 02-29-2012, 06:22
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Default How to seal edges of fabric.

Im not sure how to keep the edges of fabric from fraying. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:51
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Default Re: How to seal edges of fabric.

Fray Check- Buy it in fabric department
Lighter- slide quickly over end so it "melts" but not burns it different kind of ribbon takes different amount of time test scrap first
Wood Burner- a lot of ladies swear buy their wood burner though I can't comment on that method as I haven't tried it out just yet

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Oops thought you said ribbon haha Fabric humm maybe fray check would still work? Use pinking shears to keep it to minumum when you cut.
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Default Re: How to seal edges of fabric.

Could I use that fray check when making organza or satin flowers for the edge of the fabric? will it give the same result like the heater..
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Hm...I would think so. I would think that it would be time consuming and expensive to use fray check on singed flowers though as you would have to do it after you singed them, but I could be totally wrong as I'm pretty new at this, so hopefully someone with more experience has an idea.
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Default Re: How to seal edges of fabric.

What are you using it for? My BEST suggestion is to cut it on the bias (45 degree angle). I use this technique on a very regular basis.
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Default Re: How to seal edges of fabric.

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Could I use that fray check when making organza or satin flowers for the edge of the fabric? will it give the same result like the heater..
Fray check won't curl the organza or satin fabric so heater is better.
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Default Re: How to seal edges of fabric.

Especially if you are doing satin flowers. If you want that shape you get when heating it, you will have to use heat. Fray check won't curl or curve the edges like they will with heat
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Default Re: How to seal edges of fabric.

You "could" apply the fray check after you do the edges with the heater, but as I said I would think that would be really time consuming and expensive. I haven't had a big issue with my flowers fraying, It seems like heating them to curl the edges seals it for me.
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