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lilyspider
« on: January 25, 2009 12:22:36 AM »

is this the worst idea I've ever had?  I have star wars polar fleece.  Smiley  so it's like average-weight.  I'm trying to figure out how to make sure the seams lie flat when I go to layer it, but I'm only going to use a backing and no batting.
once I made a quilt out pf pieces of brand new towels from the disney store...and I sort of had a similar problem, and then I just gave up and quilted it however.  but I was 12, then, and I'm a neurotic perfectionist now.
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009 08:15:57 AM »

What if you just...put the pieces edge to edge and did a tight zig-zag on them??  I've seen this done with felted sweater quilts....anyone know what I'm talking about?

Otherwise, polar fleece doesn't really fray, so you could just do a tiny seam allowance, and I would imagine it would be fine.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009 02:10:14 PM »

yeah, I know what you mean about the zig-zag...I'm just worried it'll look messy :/
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anaximander
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009 03:03:30 PM »

I don't think it will if you use a thicker, even contrasting thread, and as long and as wide a zig zag as possible. You could even go over it again offsetting it, so that it looks like cross stitching.
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