I decided to try something over the past few days. The last wallhanging I made I had a lot of trimming to do. Little threads that had frayed from the blocks I had sewn. It was rather a pain to cut them all off. I told you I was lazy.
I had purchased a jelly roll quite awhile ago and it was all cut using accucut I would presume. It gives it a "pinked" edge. I have a pinking wheel for my rotary cutter and thought "why not. its worth a try". I put it on the cutter
and started to cut the blocks for jungle babies. I sewed them together and it was okay. They came out to the right size. I sewed the rows together and they came out the right size. Well, I may as well keep going.
Look how neat and tidy the back of the quilt is.
The inner border I cut 1 1/2" by the length. I really like working with pinked edges. Saves me a lot of work at the end of the project.
If you are a bit leary of trying it, I do have a tip for you. I pre-wash all my fabric. Here is what you can do with yours..................................
TIP: Before you pre-wash, trim the ends of the fabric with your pinking blade in your rotary cutter. You will find that it doesn't fray as much.
I don't actually pre-wash! I soak the fabric in a basin marked "For Fabric Only", give it a spin in the washer and toss in the dryer. Sometimes I throw a big towel in with it. That helps to toss the fabric and it seems to dry better. I did these fabrics on Tuesday so I'm ready to go with them. They didn't turn out too badly.
I received this link from my friend Maureen. Thanks, Maureen. I enjoyed the show!
I thought you all might like to visit a show recently held in Paris............France, that is.