weaving in ends

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Registered: 03-04-2007
weaving in ends
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Thu, 09-18-2008 - 3:15am
So when doing an afghan or something with granny squares where there are a lot of ends and color changes...how do you weave all of those in?
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Registered: 02-10-2004
Thu, 09-18-2008 - 3:33pm

hello there!


I do a lot of granny squares so I know about having lots of ends to weave in! Boy can it be a mess if you trim one and then it pops loose along with a few stitches!! I always try to leave my ends at least 4 inches long. When I weave them back in, I like to go back and forth kind of overlapping the points where I do weave it in to make it more strong.


I was once told that in the "golden" days, they would actually secure ends with regular thread after they wove them in! I cannot imagine stitching over every loose end I had, I'd never finish another afghan again.


Best advice, leave the ends long enough to weave in throughout your work and if they do pop out, it won't be a big deal for someone to trim them up.


Jodi



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