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CherryPie
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Kimberly Ann
Puyallup WA
USA
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Posted - Jun 13 2008 :  9:01:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've never attached edging to a pillowcase (or Farmgirl Sisterhood badge in this case) and I'd like to learn. I've read the steps in MJ's stitching book, but I'm still befuddled. Do I need to crochet an edging first and then sew it on? I thought I could just crochet it directly on to the raw edge, but then what about that raw edge?

Crochetingly confused,

Kimberly Ann
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debinmtns
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Debi
Hope Idaho
USA
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Posted - Jun 14 2008 :  06:36:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Either! When I do Handkerchiefs I attach directly, its really how you prefer. If you sew it on it can be recycled later.
You turn the raw edge in and sew it down before doing either. Have fun and good luck.

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electricdunce
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Karin
Belmont ME
USA
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Posted - Jun 14 2008 :  08:50:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw an interesting tablecloth with crocheted edging the other day at my quilt group meeting
It had crochet edging that had been attached to the blanket stitch edging on the cloth, and it looked really nice. I don't know if that is any help, it just looked like a good idea to me, Karin

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CherryPie
True Blue Farmgirl

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Kimberly Ann
Puyallup WA
USA
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Posted - Jun 14 2008 :  11:25:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the advice. What I ended up doing was putting a running stitch around the edge of the badge, then doing a modified crochet chain into each of the stitches on the top of the badge (one single, one chain per stitch). Finally, I tatted into that crochet base for a scalloped edge. I'll post a picture of it as soon as I can. It probably isn't the neatest method, but it worked. :-)

Kimberly Ann
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pinkroses
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sheila
Virginia
USA
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Posted - Jun 14 2008 :  1:33:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love to crochet or knit lace by the yards and then; I will have the edging ready to put on aprons , etc,
I put a crochet shell edging with a pitco adding to my aprons.
I like a lot of detail to the aprons I make
My deceased Grandmother could not read crochet she taught me how to do just the basics
I had to learn to read it myself
The shell crocheted edgings was one of the firs things she taught me.
Pinkroses

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mommatracy
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Tracy
Sneads Ferry NC
USA
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Posted - Jun 16 2008 :  09:24:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Sheila. I would love to see some of your crocheted lace, especially your shell edging, and pillowcases. Tracy

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mikesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sherri
Elma WA
USA
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Posted - Jun 16 2008 :  10:47:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the "old days" (when I was learning to crochet!), pillowcases and table runners came with a hemstitched edge, that you crocheted directly into - little holes with stitching around them. You can replicate that edging to crochet into by using a wing needle on your machine and using a long stitch - some machines have a special hemstitch. The wing needle makes a little hole in the fabric to insert the hook into. Just make sure you do the hemstitching about 1/2 inch away from the raw edge because if you get too close it will still ravel. Then when you're done stitching, cut away any extra.

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CherryPie
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Kimberly Ann
Puyallup WA
USA
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Posted - Jun 16 2008 :  10:52:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Sherri! I'll give that a go. How's the weather in Elma? It is gorgeous here in Kent today.

Kimberly Ann
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pinkroses
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sheila
Virginia
USA
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Posted - Jun 16 2008 :  12:15:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mommy traca
if you go to my blog I put it on the lap quilt I made my Mother-in-law for Christmas
You will have to scroll down a bit.
You might not can see it though,
I will try to get son to post some I have made
I had some tatted I made; but sent it to a friend
pinkroses

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mikesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sherri
Elma WA
USA
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Posted - Jun 16 2008 :  12:29:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kimberly - it is dreary as ususal. My dh went up to Seattle to the union hall this morning and told me how beautiful it is up north. I was jealous!! I didn't know when we bought this house that instead of Grays Harbor, it's really GRAY harbor!

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StitchinWitch
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Judith
CA
USA
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Posted - Jun 24 2008 :  4:04:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sherri -- Thanks for the wing needle idea! I even have one of those needles already; just haven't tried it out yet. I also have an old hemstitching gadget for my sewing machine but haven't really gotten the hang of it. Most of my embroideries have the hemstitched edge already but some don't and zigzagging a satin stitch on them doesn't give them the look I want.

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