Post # 1
Hi all! im planning my wedding and i love the idea of using burlap for decor. I just bought some tightly woven burlap -natural and it doesnt stink thankfully, Im looking to create banners and table runners but for that i need to cut the burlap. Ive learned how to cut it but not sure what i should use to keep the material from unravelling, its so delicate! Ive read mod podge , some people paint it on the back, others use spray starch then iron it, do any of these work? im not much of a sewer either.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
We used burlap for runners and chair sashes but went natural, didn’t worry about fraying, and it really didn’t.. But we did make boutonnieres and we used spray starch, it stopped the fraying since they were so small, but was super stiff. But it will work. 🙂
Post # 4
I asked this about muslin a few weeks ago, and some bees recommended Fray Check. I haven’t gotten it yet, but that’s my plan.
Also, I saw on Pinterest that some people actually fray it about an inch or two and then tie knots every few strands to keep it in check.
Post # 5
If you have a sewing machine you can finish the edge by sewing a straight or zig zag stitch near the edges. It might still fray a bit but will stop where the stitches are. Practice on some scraps to make sure you get the look/effect you want.
Post # 6
Find a friend with a serger 🙂
Post # 7
I’ve heard sewing a seam as a previous bee said. A good twenty years ago I saw women using wax (bought or wax from burned candles that was still pliable). Good luck!
Post # 8
Aha! I found the link to what I was talking about: