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Thread: rickrack

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    Junior Member Joy.lynn's Avatar
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    rickrack

    I need a strip of separation between my quilt and a border. The best color match I can find is a 1" rickrack. If I wash and dry this will it lose shape? When I sew it on should I follow the waves?

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    here's a recent discussion Tips for rick rack
    and a couple of older ones
    Will Rick Rack Shrink?
    How Do You Attach Rick Rack?
    i found these through QB search
    Nancy in western NY

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    Thanks for the links, I've been wondering about using rick rack as it seems to be making a come back.
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    I think rickrack looks cute when it's set into edge seams of things like potholders and place mats, so just a scallopy looking edge is left showing. I inherited a sewing box full of rickrack and binding packets and that's what I plan to do with the rickrack, some day! Also for apron trim around pockets and such - I think it gives the apron a cute vintage feel.

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    Rickrack - I used to hate the stuff when I had to iron things.

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    I love the look of rickrack...very retro....like using piping....sometimes it is the only thing that works.....
    if you have old-old-old rickrack it could be cotton, I would suggest washing, perhaps just in a bathroom sink in
    hottest water, I personally prefer to follow the zig zag when sewing so it lays nice and flat....but that is a personal choice, some like the little teeth flapping in the wind......
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