50/50 quilting cross stitch squares

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Lauralnr wrote
on 16 Sep 2014 10:36 AM

I am making a baby quilt for my daughter with cross stitch squares. i am wanting to know if i can use masking tape around the edges of the 50cotton/50polyester fabric to minimize the fraying?

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Muppin wrote
on 16 Sep 2014 10:51 AM

Hi Lauralnr!

I would not leave the tape inside the quilt for a baby quilt.  You can stabilize the fabric by stitching around the edges of each patch of cross stitch fabric with a short stitch length and that will minimize the fraying of the cross stitch fabric inside the quilt.  You can even use a color that is close to the fabric and it will blend in and be barely visible.

Cheryl / Muppin

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Lauralnr wrote
on 16 Sep 2014 11:29 AM

i am not on the quilting part yet i am on the first cross stitch square. i am wanting to know if masking tape is safe to put on the 50/50 fabric and then when done  pull the tape off the fabric or would a liquid fabric reducer be better

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