Blanket Stitch Question

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I'm making several fleece gifts for xmas.  After wondering how to finish the
edges, decoratively, I believe the blanket stitch is probably the best way
to go (please offer other suggestions if you disagree).  I'm now wondering
if I should use embroidery/cross-stitch thread (and if so, how many strands)
or a contrasting colored yarn.  Any suggestions?  Each blanket will be one
solid color on front and a different solid color on back (also making
coordinating pillows) so I'd like the thread to be a 3rd color that would
compliment the 2 fabric colors.

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Tara



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We had a project at school with the children making blankets using two
different coloured fleeces placed on top of each other, we then cut into the
edges 5" deep and approx 1 1/2" apart (making finger fringe) all the way
around the whole blanket then reef knotted the contrasting pairs of fingers
all the way round, they made very handy travel blankets that looked really
good (they used navy and scarlet fleece) I probably haven't explained very
well but it did make easy - quick- super warm fab blankets though


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Thanks, I did see those no-sew blankets on the web but I'm not a big fan of
fringe.  I wish I were because it would save me a ton of hand stitching
time.

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Tara



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On Sun, 23 Nov 2003 17:43:49 -0500, "Tee"

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Single crochet looks much like blanket stitch, works up
faster, and you don't have to keep re-threading the needle.

Joy Beeson
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Refer to my question on this web site.
 A few days ago (DaveS ), my husbands name always appears for some reason.
My question was asking, how to do the blanket stitch with a serger.
I have not tried the explanation yet, but I am hoping I understand it enough
to be able to try.
Hope this is of interest to you also.

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Is it me I know I am having some pick up problems but I don't see a website
link in your message.
Terminally curious as ever  Claire



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attention Clair: did you have any luck re-trying Daves serger question
/reply?
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I did see any link to a web site in your message, DaveS.
Emily



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I have the Pfaff 7570 and am trying to find a blanket stitch as I want
to make my first Folk Art quilt and need the blanket stitch pattern, I
thought it was #112 but the stitches seem to separate and it doesn't
look right.  Also, I'm using Sulky 12 thread for thickness, do I also
use the Sulky 12 for the bobbin as well?  I noticed when I only used
it on the top it pulled the bobbin thread up to the top.  Please
help....
Thanks.

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the directions were in response to my question.
You'll need to again find question and hit the + along side of my question
to read the blanket serger direction given.
I have still not tried, but I am still hoping to try soon.
If you do try following directions I would be interested in hearing how it
went for you.
Good luck.
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