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Old 06-25-2011, 11:29
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Default Rolled Rosette Flowers- No Fraying

I love making the rolled rosette flowers for clips, headbands, etc., but was wondering how do you keep your fabric from fraying. Sometimes I like the frayed look, but I'd also like to make them where they don't fray. I know when you "rip the fabric it's going to have the frayed look, but I've tried just cutting a strip of fabric as well and it ends up fraying after I'm finished with it. Just didn't know if anyone had any tips... Thank you!
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the only way i know is to fold the frayed ends in 1/4" & iron . . .

if it's a rather loose fabric, sometimes i pull the strings out and then i'm left w/a little fringe on the end.
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They say if you cut your fabric on the bias it will not fray.
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THe only way i have found so far is to iron the edges over but I would like another alternative as well
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Default Re: Rolled Rosette Flowers- No Fraying

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They say if you cut your fabric on the bias it will not fray.
This may be a really stupid question, but what is a bias?
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This may be a really stupid question, but what is a bias?
Not stupid. It means instead of cutting it horizontally or vertically, you cut it at a 45-degree angle ( diagonally).

It's true and it works. You can either glue or sew the pieces together and fold them out of sight on your flower.

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Not stupid. It means instead of cutting it horizontally or vertically, you cut it at a 45-degree angle ( diagonally).

It's true and it works. You can either glue or sew the pieces together and fold them out of sight on your flower.
Awesome Thanks so much
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You can also use double faced satin ribbon instead of fabric!
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roaming around this morning . . . wonder if this would be something worthwhile . . . don't think i'd put a heavy coat on though . . . i might water it down.

More importantly, though, you can now cut it and it won’t fray.

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Default Re: Rolled Rosette Flowers- No Fraying

Just to let you all know incase you haven't tried broadcloth yet.. It's NOT good for making "no fray" rosettes! What types of fabrics do you all use? I haven't heard of using the double faced satin ribbon, so that's great to know! Also, love the Modge Podge idea!
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