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Are you ready to start another new day with a new pattern? I hope so – life is great and affords us many opportunities to start fresh and new – and today is a great day to start making a new quilt: Ruffled Roses. Each month, you will find the pattern for part of this quilt online. Just print the instructions, cut, stitch, press… and before you know it, time will have passed, and you will be ready to enjoy your own Ruffled Roses quilt. What a wonderful way to start each month!

TOPIC: Want to try some piping?

Re: Want to try some piping? 01 Dec 2010 08:15 #51714

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Re: Want to try some piping? 01 Dec 2010 02:33 #51709

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I used a fine piping just before the last border on the 2009 BOM. I had that quilt appraised and the appraiser commented on the piping. I used Susan Cleveland's method and cording. I am finishing up a Fall quilt now and am using Sharon Schamber's technique which she presented as a free video class. She uses yarn. That piping turned out with less "pipeline" or whatever you call the raised part on the strip, but with a more subtle look. Check out the video on her site, she gives hints that were really helpful. Terrina
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Re: Want to try some piping? 22 Nov 2010 15:14 #51507

Margo wrote:
Have you used piping in a project before? What technique did you use? What kind of cording did you use? Any tips for us?
I use a modified version of Ricky's. I had to figure it out before the Grande Finale DVD was published. Sooooo--I've been makeing it for a looooooong time.
I use mini-piping that is used on children's clothes. I use Viking's mini-piping foot and it is wonderful.
All my quilts have piped binding. My binding starts out at 2.5 inches and finishes around 3/8's.
I do not like thick piping--Fons and Porter use yarn.
Susan Cleveland's is thicker than Ricky's. I used his #3 perle cotton until I found my source at the quilt (also heirloom) shop.


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Re: Want to try some piping? 21 Nov 2010 09:54 #51469

I have used piping to finish off table runners. It works great for a finish and takes the place of binding. I use a larger cord than what you are using for binding, etc.

There are great machine feet to help with the process.

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Want to try some piping? 21 Nov 2010 09:44 #51467

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Although it's not included in Sue's original design, I have added mini-piping to three places on my Scrappy Ruffled Roses quilt, and will show how I do mine in my January instructions.

In the meantime, if you have access to it, you might want to review Episode 109 with Susan Cleveland for some great tips about making piping: [url]watch/watch-shows/video/show-109-piping-hot-curves[/url]
or check out her book and piping tool here: http://www.piecesbewithyou.com/patterns.htm
Susan uses polyester drapery cord for her piping and strongly advises that you steam it well to pre-shrink it, even though it is polyester.

Ricky Tims' Grand Finale DVD http://www.rickytims.com/online-store?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2&category_id=2
shows how Ricky does it. Ricky uses #3 pearl cotton for his piping. It also should be pre-shrunk by steaming well before making the piping.

Have you used piping in a project before? What technique did you use? What kind of cording did you use? Any tips for us?


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