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Date: 2/2/12 12:07 PM

Serge & Merge quilt

I saw this video and I really love how these quilt seams look. I am working on my dog bed cover and thought since I need to use a small, very simple pattern for it this would add a neat touch. BUT I wonder how durable those exposed stitches are going to be long term?

I would only use it for the inside walls, not the cushion I know she is going to fluff up constantly.

Does anyone have any experience with seams exposed like this?

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Date: 2/2/12 4:45 PM

All those exposed seams with threads encasing them on the outside will be extremely susceptible to wear, far more so than normal seams. Especially when you add in the clawing they will get with every fluff up.
I recommend you use this decorative technique on projects that will see less wear than usual, not more. It would look great on a wall quilt, for example.

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