by dixie 11 Dec 2015

I want to make a doily with a satin stitch border with a design in the middle, what is the best method to do to stop the edges having little wispy bits on when you cut the fabric away

Thanks Val

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by AuntAnnie 12 Dec 2015

I prefer to pre-cut designs to the required shape and size and stitch on WWS. This can be accomplished by printing out the design to use as a pattern. If the fabric has a tendency to fray, use Wonder-Under or similar iron-on product prior to cutting. The "placement" or "tack-down" stitch is then used to guide the pre-cut fabric into place.

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by castor 11 Dec 2015

use double wss stabilizer wet the edges after you cut the fabric away so you get a clean edge hugs Ursula

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by lidiad edited 11 Dec 2015

Trim the fabric close to the outer stitching just before stitching the satin stitch border. Also refer to the answer I have written to your question under my latest doily. Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 12 Dec 2015

dixie, listen to this woman. Lidiad makes some of the most beautiful doilies as seen in Projects and featured in Sue Box.

lbrow by lbrow 12 Dec 2015

That's right she does

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 12 Dec 2015

Hers edges are fantastic!

mops by mops 12 Dec 2015

And having a wide border makes it easier than having a narrow one. That's what Lidia taught me years ago and I digitise 5mm borders ever since.

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