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    Quote Originally Posted by Violent Green View Post
    A rolled hem would be lighter than grosgrain edges if that's a concern for you.

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    Good point. Thanks.
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    Norm - Sorry you couldn't get around being chilled at Dolly Sods but glad to see you're taking up the challenge of making an UQ.

    As discussed in camp, I think the greater part of your problem may have come from your top and under quilts being three season versions. I know I'd be cold with temps in the mid thirties using if I didn't use winter rated gear.

    With regards to the hem, I agree with Grizz, either heat seal the edge or do a simple folded hem before enclosing in grosgrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by normis1 View Post
    Hadn't thought of the "hot cut" method.

    A soldering iron is an interesting option.

    Grizz - stupid question, but how do you prepare a hot knife?
    I was thrown by this the first time I encountered it....but the easiest manifestation of a "hot knife" is a soldering iron or soldering gun. Used just as enoorange describes. An optimization is to use something that doesn't burn beneath the fabric, my wood scraps get long burn indents in them, which makes for a less than flat surface for the cutting
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    I've read where some hot cut on a masonite sheet or even better glass.
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    Norm,
    "Hot Knife" = soldering iron. There may be some with a flat blade that heats up, but I don't think you need that for cutting fabric. A cheap soldering iron will do. I use enoorange's method but use formica, glass, or masonite for a work surface.
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    Thanks WV. I'm going to give that method a shot.
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    I'm thinking about my UQ plans and I'm thinking about doing a rolled hem and channel combo. It would save the weight of grosgrain...
    "truth is uncontainable, and inexpressible. It neither is nor is not.
    This unformulated principle is the foundation of the different systems of all the sages."
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