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Old 08-09-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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FOE questions

Forgive me if this has been asked a dozen times. I tried searching fold over elastic (because you cant search 3 letters so searching FOE is out,lol) and didnt get what I needed.

Give me everything you know about it/ Is it hard to work with? Any tips? Does it wick? What width would you use? Where can I buy it?

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Re: FOE questions

I bought mine of FSOT - you can sometiems get it on ebay but watch because you need to get 1in for it to be easy to work with ..

I found it very easy to work with for covers, but never really made one i liked enough to use (not because of the FOE though) i use prefitteds with it alllll the time and i love them, they were very easy to make.. since i used it on fitteds i'm not sure if it wicks or not.. but now that you mention it, it never seems wet..
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Re: FOE questions

I just got my first shipment of FOE this week so I haven't used it yet, but just wanted to say that you can get it from the GAD website here http://www.greenacredesigns.com/stor...Yes&Thumbs=100.

You can get a lot of other diaper making stuff there too. I got PUL, microfleece, and elastin.
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Re: FOE questions

I LOVE using FOE because it is so easy and you can whip up a trim one layer cover in no time and like a pp said, it's great for prefitteds, especially if you don't have a serger. I use 1 in since it's easy to work with. Tips I have learned would be:
-Go slow
-Don't cut the FOE before you are finished
-Sew grid side out if you use a lot of applix dipes so the FOE doesn't get all fuzzy in the wash
-Sew around the sides first, then sew the front.
Here is a website with great tutorials http://diaperkit.com/catalog/index.p...rnate_foe.html

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Re: FOE questions

1" plush is really nice imo. It's really soft. Some FOE isn't soft. There's a loto f places that sell it...on hc and on the web.

agree with others go slow...ever so often stop and check to make sure you are still sewing through all the layers...i've often missed a few on the other side and didn't realize it. The more you do it, the more comfortable you get.
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