This week’s tips are focused on sewing. For our family Christmas get together some treasures from the past showed up….
I made those napkins for everyone in the family y..e..a..r..s ago! Yes, some “cheesy” fabric and some cute, but they foot the bill. These have to be at least 25 years old! But when they are only used a few time a year at Christmas, they last. This fabric was purchased at a box store well before I knew about quilt shops. The edges were serged. I put a dot of fray check at every corner to keep the threads from fraying. No worries there! The corners are still stiff with the fray check. A good lesson on testing your products before use. Sure it did the job but I would rather have a softer finish. Had I have tied a knot and buried the ends it would be softer…but might not have lasted through all the washings.
#1- Fray check works…but test on fabric. It is glue and hardens when dry.
#2- a serged edge can make for a quick edge finish. A rolled hem has a nicer appearance.
What do quilter’s do with a bag of goodies? They decorate Christmas Trees!
from my house to yours…