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« on: October 22, 2007 09:29:28 AM »

M'kay. My mother's husband died last may and now she has all these sweaters laying around. She asked me if I would make her a quilt out of them--being the confident craftster that I am, I said "sure". Then I saw the sweaters and now I'm worried that if I cut them up to make a quilt I'll get a whole bunch of unraveled edges. Does anyone know how I can avoid the possible unraveledness? Is this even a possible feat?

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007 09:32:16 AM »

if they are wool, felt them first, then you can cut them up into a blanket more easily

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007 02:42:17 PM »

If they're not wool, stitch on either side of the line you want to cut them on - cut in between the stitching, and leave the stitches in the pieces that you have cut.  When you sew the pieces together, that will also help stop any unraveling.

I hope I explained that ok.

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007 04:14:09 PM »

The last comment sounds good. After you do that, you should serge the edges(or zigzag stitch if you don't have a serger)

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007 05:51:44 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007 07:33:34 PM »

I agree with other posters - felt them first. I have instructions for felting sweaters and other felted sweater projects on my blog, just look for the category.

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