Blanket Stitch Edge
As seen on Aleene's "Creative Living with Crafts."
Blanket Stitch idea from Leslie Becker at Winston Fabrics in St. Louis, MO
This is a popular technique for finishing the edge of fleece.
Machine and Fabric Required:
- Memory Craft Compulock
- Fleece fabric
- Size #14 needle
- Janome Silk Topstitching thread (J203)
- Janome Wooly Nylon (J304)
- Water soluble stabilizer (Super Solvy from Sulky of America or Avalon from Sewing Center Supply)
Set Up Your Compulock
- Select Overedge 3 stitch - WIDE
- Insert #14 needle in the left needle position
- Thread with Janome Silk Topstitching thread
- Reduce tension to "0"
- Place Janome Wooly Nylon in the Upper and Lower Looper
- Upper Looper tension - 3.0 to 3.6
- Lower Looper tension - 3.0 to 4.2
- Stitch length - 4.0 to 5.0
- Differential Feed - 1.0
- Cutting knife - all the way out
- Cut 2" to 2 ?" wide strips of water soluble stabilizer the required length of project.
- With the wrong side of the fabric up and extending the stabilizer approximately 1/2" off the edge of the fabric, serge, just cutting off the edge of the stabilizer.
- Place the project in your left hand and gently pull the stabilizer to the right, with you right hand - pulling the topstitch thread over the edge of the fabric.