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Picture of paus4quilts
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Thought this was an interesting little tidbit on how to make those zippers look more finished.

http://blossomheartquilts.blog...per-ends-pretty.html
 
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Nice & so very easy. Thanks!


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Thanks for posting the how-to. It's the little tips that make a difference and this looks like an easy one to use.


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~So are the days of our lives
 
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Nice little tip, especially if the zipper is too long and you need to cut it off. I don't sew zippers very often anymore, but I'll try to remember this one.





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Posts: 2823 | Location: SE Missouri | Registered: Jul 18, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I highly recommend that method. I do it that way on all my pouches. It's a much neater way to finish the tops, and you can have fun with a little pop of color there. Good way to use up scraps. And no, you don't need to take it to the iron to press the folds first. I do it with either the gadget shown or my fingers.
 
Posts: 5430 | Location: About 28,000 Light Years From Galactic Center | Registered: Jul 23, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Done plenty of zippers (used to make slacks & skirts). I have a lot of small zippered pouches on my list of things to make and they all have this technique. The finished product looks more professional and it isn't difficult!
 
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