... this is what happened ---->
to the lovingly crocheted blankets that I made for our new grandbaby girl.
The one above, originally looked like this:
I made several of them and after washing and drying...they turned out all skaddy-whampus.
Sad UGHs...and FRUZ-strations!!!
I put on my thinking cap (it's quite small, you know!!) and nothing came to mind...as to
what could've happened. After a week ( I told you the cap was small! lol), I think, I
might've figured it out.
I bought the 36" square, double sided flannel, already overlocked-edged and punched
with the holes (hemstitiched) for crocheting at a local fabric shop (won't be buying
pre-hemstitched there again). So, 2 things, in my mind, probably contributed greatly
to the issue...
(1) - the fabrics were NOT prewashed
(2) - and, this is probably the biggest problem...fabrics were NOT cut on the grain.
Well, live and learn. But, my daughter says they are still GREAT for catching lots of spit.
Guess they are still useful for their intended purpose. Good looks will have to come in
second... or not at all!! LOL
Here's the new leetle girl, content and all bundled in one of PoPo's blankets....
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Do any of you do crochet edgings on flannel blankets? If so, what is your methods?
Do you hire out the hemstitching (hole punching)? Or do you do on your home sewing