Monday, December 01, 2008

Chenile edge for Post Cards



Grace asked how I edged the post cards in the last post. Sometimes, I don't have the patience, or thread to do a satin edge stitch around a pile of fabric postcards. Using a wider zig-zag to couch 2 strands of a twisted yarn like this around the border is my new gavorite method to edge post cards.

It's quicker, more texture, less time, less thread.

3 comments:

Kim said...

Ooh - I love chenille yarn , what a great idea lol. Getting the zigazg right for edging has been kind of a challenge though , maybe I should ask about that in class before I forget again...

gquilts said...

Michele thank you for answering that - what a quick simplistic way to give such wonderful texture and 'ooomph' for lack of a better word to a postcard ..

How cool is THAT!

grace

Nellie's Needles said...

Couched yarn is an effective edge finish that I use a lot in my work. Consequently, I've come up with sewing techniques for this method and offer a tutorial for sharing them at:
http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com/2006/11/couching-yarn.html