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Thread: Pleating using a fork

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    Senior Member Butterfli19's Avatar
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    Pleating using a fork

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    Any non-sewing items that you use for quilting?

    there was a question on using a fork to make pleats. Intrigued myself, I googled it and found this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUiTW8OOP78

    She does it while sewing, but I suppose it could be pre-pinned or basted as well. Also, for smaller pleats, maybe it's as simple as using a smaller fork, like a lobster fork.

    I once saw a crib quilt and the border was pleated, it was quite different and added so much to the quilt.

    Just wanted to share.
    Nancy

    Just keep sewing!

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    Oh, wow, is she ever cleaver! My Mom would have loved that hint. She used to sew her own curtains and pleated drapes.
    Mavis

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    Thank you for sharing that video! I never thought a fork would be used in sewing. It's pretty neat.

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    That is very cool. I have never had any desire to pleat anything, but I may have to, now!

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    Wow. I just love seeing the many clever ideas people come up with for doing things.

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    Very clever and does give me ideas...

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    That is so clever!!!

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    My comment to self was, "well, did you ever?"
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    ​That is very cool! I hope I remember that the next time I want pleats!

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    Nancy, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. I have been putting off making an item for my DGD, because I needed to make the pleats. I the past they have been a PAIN, after link you had I'm off to finish making pleats. Need lots of pleats and I have lots of forks. Thank you again.

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