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?
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
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