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« on: December 03, 2010 01:36:11 PM »

So, I have this blanket that I've been working on for roughly 3 years that is FINALLY done. Now all I have to do is put a fabric backing on it. I have a sheet that I want to use, but I'm not sure how to machine sew a hand knit project. I want to try and have this done in time for Christmas for my fiance (even though he's seen the entire process of making the blanket).
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010 11:18:27 PM »

I have to sew a fabric backing on a pillow I made my brother, I was thinking about using my machine and doing a zig-zag stitch around on the outside, I'm gonna be working on it tomorrow and I'll let you know how it goes.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010 02:02:07 PM »

I knit blankets for the online group "Blankets For Canada" and we sew a label to the blankets. The label is just a piece of cotton broadcloth with words stamped on it.
All I use is a running stitch around the outside of this label.

I think you could use the same stitch - if you are thinking about hand-sewing the fabric backing on.
You might also want to make some outlining stitches - that is, make squares of stitches for example, or stitch along the lines of strips of the blanket - so there is not as much strain on the stitches around the edge.
With a running stitch either in a coordinating colour or in a contrasting colour.

HTH.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010 01:56:14 PM »

The thing I'm most worried about is that the stitches are going to stretch or something if I use a sewing machine. I've never had to sew something to a knit project before, and I don't want this to get messed up. I'm not to familiar with sewing terms, so I'm going to have to use the index of the internet to figure it out.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010 08:24:48 AM »

The thing I'm most worried about is that the stitches are going to stretch or something if I use a sewing machine. I've never had to sew something to a knit project before, and I don't want this to get messed up. I'm not to familiar with sewing terms, so I'm going to have to use the index of the internet to figure it out.

I've handsewn fabric lining to purses, and I assume it would work the same way on a blanket.  Personally, the thought of taking a sewing machine to my knitting scares me, but I've known that it has been done before.  The running stitch looks like this: - - - - - - in the fabric.  Whip stitch looks like this: / / / / / / .  I've used both in handsewing fabric to knitting.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck!
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