Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:17 PM
If you want to get incredibly fancy, you could run your sewing machine around the edge (about 1/4" seam) without thread. This would create holes that you could then crochet into, to put an edge on, which you could then crochet to the afghan top. The heavier duty the sewing machine needle, the bigger the hole and the easier to crochet into. I have done this with a dress and some other projects. You may need to use a smaller hook to pull the yarn through the holes, than you actually crochet with. A little time consuming, but worth the effort for the finished effect.
For those of you without sewing machines, you can go through with a small pair of scissors and make parallel slits at regular intervals along the edge, or if you have an awl (available at most craft and hardware stores) you can punch holes through the fleece. Sometimes a small thread hook will work also. Then continue with your yarn and hook.
NOTE: these techniques only work with fleece, because it does not fray or unravel at the edges. For other fabrics, you should bind or sew a hem to the edge of the fabric, before attaching to an afghan or other crocheted piece.
Posted 29 December 2005 - 02:56 PM
Posted 29 December 2005 - 03:36 PM
You can do it by using a firm thread, (which ties nicely) to tie the layers together, by going through the centres of each square (if in squares) or spread evenly about every 12 inches on a pattern done in rows, and tie in a firm knot on the back of the afghan.
Maybe you can look up the info on a Patchwork & Quilting site. I am sure there are plenty out there.
Posted 29 December 2005 - 04:41 PM
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