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Thread: Wrapped clothesline

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    Smile Wrapped clothesline

    Do you wrap a good bit of clothesline before you begin sewing the coil together? What else do you do to make this project a little easier? Would like to make a bowl to begin. Happy New Year to everyone.
    Lizzy in La.

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    Sorry Lizzy, I don't understand, why are you using clothesline?? I am missing something, maybe just my brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy View Post
    Do you wrap a good bit of clothesline before you begin sewing the coil together? What else do you do to make this project a little easier? Would like to make a bowl to begin. Happy New Year to everyone.
    Just found information I was looking for in tutorials. Thanks.
    Lizzy in La.

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    I have made a few items and taught this to our quilting guild. I personally just wrap 4-5 feet and then sew a little, then wrap a little. You can also wrap longer clothesline, it just depends on your preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy View Post
    Do you wrap a good bit of clothesline before you begin sewing the coil together? What else do you do to make this project a little easier? Would like to make a bowl to begin. Happy New Year to everyone.
    NO, i wrap and sew, wrap and sew, approx 4--6 inches ahead of where I'm sewing....stop with needle DOWN, wrap a few more inches, sew a few more inches.... goes really fast and you would have to stabilize those long areas...are you willing to sew twice... or have glue all over.... wrap and sew...you'll like it...

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    When a group of us made the bowls out of wrapped clothesline most wrapped only about 6-8 inches before doing the sewing. Since I have arthritis in my hands I got tired out too soon to make anything much. Now, I do all my wrapping first as it is a good 'take along' project for when I go for various appointments or travel a bit. My bowls look more primitive or rustic but that is OK with me.

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    Happy wrappy, be sure to post pic of your project.
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    What is the tutorial that is reference called? Looks like I missed the original post but the project sounds interesting. I can sort of figure out it has to do with wrapping clothline with cloth strips and winding the covered line around to form a bowl shape. However, I need to know what you use to sew the strips together and how it's done. Thanks.
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