Tying 'no sew' fleece throws

chickadee__3aFebruary 10, 2008

I am about to make one of these throws and am curious about finishing the edges. Quite some time ago there was a discussion here about these blankets and it seems there were some various ideas about finishing the edges other than just tying them with an overhand knot. Does anyone have any ideas to offer. TIA.

Carolyn

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salena

I don't do anything to the selvage edges....they are already finished. I put purchased fringe on the raw edges.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 9:15AM
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lamalu

Crochet fringe!
I'm currently making a throw from an upholstery remnant.
1)Pre-wash the remnant to soften it. You can line it with fleece if you want but mine looked good on both sides.
2)square the raw edges
3)leave the selvage as is
4)hem the raw edges.
5)blanket stitch along the hemmed edge
6)crochet into the blanket stitch to make the fringe. I used a fringe pattern that I found on a free crochet patterns web site.
It's very nice. I could have used purchased fringe but I had the perfect yarn in my stash already.

I've also finished throws by sewing a contrasting piece of fleece maybe 6 inches wide onto the raw edges and fringing it.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 12:34PM
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snolady

I've made 20 or 30 of these and never done anything but knot the fringes. They wash up nicely and hold together so there is no need to finish the edges. Fleece doesn't ravel.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2008 at 10:27AM
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