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Posted on: 11/30/10 11:36 PM
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I use cotton clothesline instead of more expensive cotton cording for welting on furniture covers. The 3/16" size is perfect and is very inexpensive. I purchased 100 feet for $2.99 at Walmart. Similar cording in the fabric dept. was $.62 a yard. I used 82 feet in my chair covers. This saved quite a bit of money. I soaked a length of clothesline and threw it in the dryer. It did not shrink at all. Similar cording must be preshrunk.

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luv2stitch said... (3/27/11 7:50 AM) Reply
This is the kind of tip that makes PatternReview my ace in the hole for frugal sewing!
thaiyal said... (1/2/11 3:22 PM) Reply
Brilliant!!!
Mufffet said... (12/1/10 9:54 AM) Reply
WOW...great tip!
Mariyka said... (12/1/10 6:51 AM) Reply
I'll be keeping this one in mind. Thanks!
mssewcrazy said... (12/1/10 6:37 AM) Reply
Neat idea- why pay more for something that shrinks. Thanks.
anetJay said... (12/1/10 5:42 AM) Reply
great idea !!! :)
macgardenia said... (12/1/10 5:26 AM) Reply
I love the idea, especially about saving money. Thanks
Margaret said... (12/1/10 4:22 AM) Reply
Thanks for this tip. I haven't needed to buy cording here in Germany so far, but I bet clothesline cord would be cheaper here too.
 
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