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Knits Curl At Edges When Sewing/ Cutting

goldenthreads | Posted in General Discussion on

Any suggestions on how to keep the edges from curling so much when sewing with knit (4-way stretch)? It’s gorgeous material but it’s giving me conniptions as I try to pin/ baste the edges together before stitching!!

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  1. dawn | | #1

    I've used spray starch on the edges, pressed and let it dry.  That has worked for me.  Good luck!

    Dawn

  2. LindaG | | #2

    For edges that need stabilizing, one pattern calls for thin strips of iron on interfacing along the edges (neckline, armholes, sleeve ends).

    1. goldenthreads | | #3

      Thanks. I will try these suggestions.  Anything will be better than what I have.

      1. SewNancy | | #4

        If you really want to stiffen the edges use the Palmer Pletsch Perfect Sew wash away liquid stabilizer. It is expensive, but it works better than starch if you are really having a problem. I wouldn't get the spray on version, but use a brush to apply it.
        You can buy it on their website.http://palmerpletsch.com/contact.htm

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