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Thread: What is the best way to apply outlining cord

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    I'm putting together a memorial quilt of my grandson for his folks and am using some of his T-shirts and other clothing. On some of the blocks where I've cut out a portion of a shirt I want to outline an area with fine cording to give it a really finished look. The cording has no sewing edge and I don't know whether to apply it with a couching stitch or a through-stitch. I want it to look really polished - any ideas for the best way to attach the cord? Of course the easiest would be to use fabric glue but I don't know if that would stand up to wear and washing. Your thoughts please?

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    I like couching.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    Could you post a picture. Maybe that will spark some ideas.

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    definitely couching.

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    couching is about the only way to attach that type of piping!

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    I can't help with your question, but if I understand correctly I am assuming if this is a memorial quilt for your grandson you are dealing with your own loss as well as giving comfort to his parents with this thoughtful gift. Just wanted to say you're in my thoughts and prayers. If I have misunderstood, my profound apologies.

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    thank you all for your welcome and your thoughts. I will go the couching route, I think it'll look best. Yes, it is a memorial quilt for my grandson who was murdered last year. It is therapeutic for me to do it. I will post a picture when I finish. Thanks again for all your comments.

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    I agree with the other posts -- I'd couch it.

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