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Date: 4/25/12 10:53 AM

Does anyone know of a good source to learn how to do piping and any notions that would help to do this? Thank you!

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Date: 4/25/12 11:13 AM

I did a quick search in the Tips/Techniques section. Here is one of the results-making piping

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Date: 4/25/12 12:55 PM

Nancy Zieman demonstrates various ways to make piping (video). She's demonstrating various products sold by Nancy's Notions, but she covers the basics. (The piping machine is cool looking but I don't make enough piping to make a purchase like that worthwhile.)

The Darr Piping Ruler is very handy. A piping foot is handy, but not strictly required if you use a zipper foot. Piping Tutorial, using zipper foot.

Nancy uses the Creative Feet Pearls and Piping foot. You can probably buy a piping foot to fit your sewing machine, too. Most (all?) SM manufacturers make piping feet, but a piping foot probably did not come "standard" with your machine.

I have the piping ruler. I like being able to cut the bias strip wider, then trim down afterwards. It's easier to apply the piping when it's cut to the same size as the seam allowance I am using.

I haven't tried any fusible products when making piping, so I have no direct experience with that method.

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Date: 4/25/12 5:08 PM

Buy your cording for Clothing by the yard from the Boxes (on the bottom shelves in stores like JA's) when you have a 50% off coupon if you need a lot, cheaper than bags.
If you are doing Home Decor like pillows, you can use thin clothesline from place like WM, as they won't be washed as much. I use it for the spiral cording bowls too.

Corded pillows look classier than plain ones. I end the corded area by wrapping the 2 cords into a corner like back-to-back "C's". You probably have to handturn the wheel over the corner with the thickness.
But NS friends will say, "HOW did you ever make corded pillows!?"
It's easy once you've done it with just a zipper foot. You can close a pillow the same way done on commercial ones. Just leave one side 3/4 open in the middle, pin the stuffing out of the way several inches down, then stitch the opening closed near the edge.
People say they are going to put in zippers to wash the covers, but they seldom do, you can just air-fluff them in the dryer.

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Date: 4/25/12 6:07 PM

Here are a couple of my favorites I learned alot from (and Easy to learn)

For store bought --

Lip or Welt Cording Joining

Then my very Fav --

How to Make & Attach your own piping

hope these help

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Date: 4/26/12 11:51 AM

Thank you, everyone! I appreciate it!

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Date: 4/26/12 12:22 PM

What are you making?

Besides piping

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Date: 4/26/12 12:48 PM

I am making a cover for my sewing machine and serger. The pattern calls for bias tape, but I thought piping would be easier turning corners and look better. Would that be correct?

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Sewing/Embroidery: Baby Lock Ellure Plus * Sewing: Kenmore 385.1764180 * Sewing: Kenmore 385.17124 * Sewing: Vintage-Singer 115 * Serger: Baby Lock Evolve
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Date: 4/26/12 8:47 PM

I have substituted bias tape for piping and vice versa, and have in fact done this for my own sewing machine and serger covers. Believe me, I'm not a pro, but I do like to experiment-both turned out fine.

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