At 08:07 AM 1/23/2007, you wrote:
>Another thing that works is to serge/sew the 2 raw ends of your fabric
>together. It won't twist up on you. Really, it won't.
>I was 10 yd pieces all the time at home.
I will disagree partly with this comment that it won't twist up on you. I
am currently washing/drying 6 yards of medium weight linen, and 3 yards of
linen canvas and as usual for me, the 6 yarder twisted in the washer. I
have to untwist things before I put it into the dryer. Then it just rolls
round and round and isn't twisting. And yes, it is sewn at the ends
together, with a zigzag stitch. At least it isn't fraying all over the
place, and that's what matters to me.
Also, I found that when I am dyeing large amounts of fabric in the washer,
to not sew the ends together, but to just sew each end separately to
minimize raveling. It dyes more evenly for some reason.