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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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Margaret said...
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.
12/1/10 4:22 AM
macgardenia said...
I love the idea, especially about saving money. Thanks
12/1/10 5:26 AM
anetJay said...
great idea !!! :)
12/1/10 5:42 AM
mssewcrazy said...
Neat idea- why pay more for something that shrinks. Thanks.
12/1/10 6:37 AM
Mariyka said...
I'll be keeping this one in mind. Thanks!
12/1/10 6:51 AM
Mufffet said...
WOW...great tip!
12/1/10 9:54 AM
thaiyal said...
1/2/11 3:22 PM
luv2stitch said...
This is the kind of tip that makes PatternReview my ace in the hole for frugal sewing!
3/27/11 7:50 AM
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