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Topic: how to attach fabric/ribbon to knitting?  (Read 701 times)
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« on: March 04, 2008 02:14:32 PM »

I am working on a blanket as one of my first projects and I want to add a border to the blanket to make it a bit more interesting and to make the lopsidedness not so obvious. I don't want to do a knitted border though if I don't have to. Does anybody have any ideas as to how I would attach a thick ribbon maybe or some fabric around the blanket? Hotglue? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008 03:25:11 PM »

well mostly with knitted fabric you can mostly hand or machine sew the other piece, like...whats that word..stippleing? something that starts with a "S", well that technique is sometimes used for adding holes in your sweater for the arms after when you knit a tube and just sewing that part in. going back to your question, hot glue is ok but sewing it is ok as well.

« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008 03:48:57 PM »

You could thread the ribbon through the stiches; that always looks cool.

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008 04:50:04 PM »

There is this amazing No-Sew Glue (not sure if that's the brand name...).  It's a clear glue that is specifically made for fabrics, so it doesn't dry as stiff as hot glue.  I know they have it at Michaels, and probably most other craft stores.  You'll never sew again!
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008 05:27:54 PM »

Hmm I guess I'm slightly confused as to how you would sew like cloth fabric to knitted fabric Huh but it sounds complex and I'm just a beginner so maybe I won't go there. But thanks a lot for your reply!

The No-Sew Glue sounds fantastic!! I'll definitely look for that next time I take a trip to Michael's. Also the ribbon idea sounds really neat too, Thanks so much!
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