Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A request to see close up of frayed edges

Mim requested to see frayed edges close up. So here they are. The wonderfulness of them is that they are oh so soft. I pet these roses when I go to bed at night and again when I wake in the morning. I just love the feel of it.

How to: simply sew to within a quarter of an inch or so in from the edge...leave the edge unfinished and then after the quilt is washed and run through the dryer once or twice the fraying takes place. It's that easy. I've seen this done with squares too and that also looked very artsy.


  1. Thanks for posting this! It is similar to some that I have seen before, but those were with stripes - I love the effect with roses. Check out one of my posts below where I made chenille. Tons of work but a fun end product.
    thanks again, Mim

  2. I never get tired of seeing this. Sounds like you are enjoying her alot. thats the pay off.
    Any new quilts coming up?

  3. I am thinking all the time Cris for new ideas for quilts or quilted art pieces. (I think I now see quilts a big things and smaller pieces/and or collage like pieces are "art pieces" LOL)They are floating around in my head. I am going to get a photo of my grandmother on Saturday and hopefully work something up around it. Stay tuned. ;-)

    Mim, I will look at your chenille work next.

  4. The frayed reminds me of back when when I would patch holes in my son's jeans and the edges would always fray as of course I didnt seam the patch material.

    Thanks for your ? re: my dad which I answered on my blog.

  5. Hi Lynn, I love those fringes, they look so soft and rosy!
    I came just for a quick look, thanks for showing us the close-ups!
    I'm off to bed now, am jealous of this quilt:), have a nice evening,

  6. Wow, it never occurred to me that this quilt had touch-appeal, too! This quilt is like a friend, isn't it?

  7. Okay, now I'm thinking that maybe even I could do this.

  8. I love all your responses. This is absolutely a soft, soft touchable quilt. In fact, I am enjoying all of mine. I have been using the "mostly green quilt" in my living room to cover up with in the evenings now and I find myself stroking it's rails/pieces too. They are quilted little pillows of puff! Quilts are wonderful "friends" that like to be cuddled!
    Yes, Annie, DO IT!!


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