Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a wool applique ?



judy asked about wool shrinking during washing of finished quilt....yes, that is why i outline all my wool applique pieces with the product Fray Check before washing and it works through more than one or two washes....now i do know a few ladies that outline the edges of their wool applique pieces before stitching to quilt, i don't care for the hard edge (which does wash out) so i do  them all after stitching....now i think i've used a bizillion of these bottles on every color wool and background fabric, never ever had a color bleed....do use this product with windows open, has an oder that after the bizillion bottles has made me a little crazy "okay alot"
i purchase mine at Joanne's, as many as i can find when it's 50% off notions....
bottle doesn't go real far, will probably use at least 6 on Folkart Gathering which by the way has only one more side to sew on, then pictures and instructions  WHoo Hoo!!!

6 comments:

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Thanks I have never used it on wool, I was scared it would stay hard. The quilt is beautiful.

Sue said...

That's good information. I use it to keep some of my wool edges from fraying. Didn't know it helped with shrinkage. Good to know.

TheCrankyCrow said...

A girl after my own heart....I am a Fray Check addict....(gee...wonder if it has anything to do with that smell??) ;o) Have a great Wednesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Kathy said...

I just finished your pattern in Prim magazine, Autumn Wools, and I'm going to try your method of using Fray Check AFTER sewing it on for the first time. That makes a lot of sense. I don't like the rough edge feeling while stitching it down either.

Judy said...

Thanks so much for the info Cheri!! I used that on your Nativity Quilt when I washed it the first time. I use tons of that stuff and makes perfect sense to put it on after sewing but before washing. Hate the hard edge too. Thanks again for the answer! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Audie-n-TX said...

For wool appliqué, at what stage do you use it?
Would it be after I cut on the line with fusible?
Would I put it around the entire appliqué edges?