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« on: April 30, 2004 04:59:09 PM »

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     can any of ya'll recommend a  product I  can use to stop my fabric from fraying and does not stain it or is not scratchy  Huh Huh Huh

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2004 06:34:05 PM »

What kind of fabric is it?  What are you needing to do exactly?  Most everything I've used does change the color or make things stiff, but it does sometimes depend on the fabric.  Maybe more info will help us figure it out?   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2004 07:51:28 PM »

Hi beppycat Grin
   I am mostly working with t-shirt materiel and cotton fabric  Grin does that help any Huh Huh
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2004 08:03:01 PM »

Well, t-shirt material is a knit fabric, so it won't ravel or fray much anyway, but it'll curl up whether your put fray check stuff on it or not, so to avoid that, I'd say hemming or serging.  

Woven fabrics will fray and ravel, so you have to finish those or you'll get tons of threads, as I'm sure you've discovered.  I think that one good way of applying fray check to keep it from being too stiff is to use a glue bottle that fly fishermen use when they tie flies.  It's got a teeny tiny nozzle so you can really control how much you're using.  Supposedly, you're supposed to be able to buy these bottles empty and put your fray check into them.  This is just a tip I picked up from a friend.  I haven't tried it myself yet because I can't seem to find these bottles anywhere.

Anyway, are you sure hemming isn't an option?  What are you making?
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2004 06:46:56 PM »

Thank you for the tip Grin its much help Grin I haven't made any thing yet but I what to just cut-up long sleeve guy
t-shirts and make them into c Cool 8)l shirts for me Grin do know where I can get some guy t-shirts I've l Smiley :)ked everywhere Huh Huh btw for cheap Huh Huh
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2004 04:44:45 AM »

Okay, well, you don't really need to hem the edges on the cut up t-shirts if you like the look of them curling because they won't fray.

As for finding shirts, I'd say try the thrift stores of course.  Also, garage sales.  Around here most every garage sale has clothes at it and the clothes are the hardest thing to sell.  My parents had a gargage sale last summer and sold all the clothing for a quarter for a brown paper grocery bag full.  Can't promise you'll find that good of a deal, but I'll bet if you go to enough you'll find plenty that will be selling things at least for a quarter each.

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2004 07:25:01 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2004 01:59:40 PM »

can any of ya'll recommend a  product I  can use to stop my fabric from fraying and does not stain it or is not scratchy

I use Aleene's Fray No More.  It comes in a big bottle so you get a lot for your money and it dries clear and flexible:
http://www.duncancrafts.com/products/product.asp?ID=255&SID=1
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2004 03:37:20 PM »

 :)Thank-you Leah Smiley
  I was thinking about using that kind but I don't know if it would work well, now I know it's the good kind Grin Grin Grin Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!! ThanK You !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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