Suggestions on how to keep blankets from "stretching"
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March 4th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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i absolutely love blocking...it makes your pieces look handmade, not homemade if that makes sense without being too pretentious
it just gives things a finished look.
be careful if you steam block acrylic or synthetic fibers...keep the steam at a distance and dont let it touch the fabric or you'll burn it...you want to set the stitches, not melt them..also, sometimes melting isn't all bad since it creates a silky look, but not really appropriate for a blanket like this..
i guess your post is older and this advice is probably not needed, but i'm curious to what you ended up doing and how it turned out