No bet, but I know it's beautiful!! :)
I join and finish off before sewing to the hanky. BUT take ages and ages to check and re-check that I've not got it twisted before I do!!!!
I tat shorter than the required length ; sew the edging ; then finish tatting the last repeat or so. I'm often mis-measuring since the lace is stretchable. So I can adjust while sewing , rather than repent later :-) Especially since I like to tat new patterns, rather than repeat same edging ...Your edging is lovely :-)
I usually make the square - it is totally independent of the hankie fabric. Technically it is so when the hankie wears out I can sew the tatted edging to a new one. In real life, though, I have not worn out any hankies. (yet?) I've worn out towels and facecloths, but the tatting on them was so irregular and ....ummm....crude-looking (I was still learning and not a good tatter in the beginning - took me lots of practice) that I tossed the whole piece in the rag box and tatted more edges/trims for the new additions to the linen closet.StephanieW
I seldom sew on edgings, I prefer to attach them as I go. Either attached directly to the hanky or into a plain crochet border. I usually find it easier to get a good fit
I rarely sew on edgings, and if I did I would sew as I go, I prefer to tat onto the hanky, I know they say if the hanky wears out it can be sewn onto a new one, but hankies rarely wear out,Love to MrGMargaret
I do same as jennytats, but sense you are at this point to the later of the two.
No bet :-) I tack corners and middle points, then finish the edging (only last join/joins), then sew.
When I do the tatting separately, I join the ends and then attach them to the doily. However, I find it much easier to tat direction on to the hanky.
Interesting answers to your question! When I did an edging for a small tablecloth, I tatted most of it, sewed it on and then finished it off. But a hankie is smaller, less chance of twisting. I have also worked edgings directly onto traycloths etc.
I join ends first too. Then it's easier to pin the edging correctly to the hanky before sewing. Fingers crossed you'll find those last ten repeats in that bobbin! It's very pretty.
I do the same thing. I either attach it directly to the hanky or into a plain crochet border. It's much easier I guess.