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Thread: Pillow case/special stitch

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    Pillow case/special stitch

    On the hot dog pillow case there is the 2 and 1/2 ' trim piece and when you wash them it never seems to lay flat unless you iron them so I fixed the problem which I saw or heard done before. Before you sew the side and bottom together, I use a complimentary thread and use one of my fancy stitch to sew it down.Name:  IMG_3740.jpg
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    I topstitch my down.
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    I top stitch mine down also but I like your idea using the decorative stitch.

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    ​Cute touch!

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    Nice Touch--I sew mine down too but will now use your extra touch

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    good idea, thanks for sharing
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    That looks so nice! Love your pillowcases.

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    L like your idea!

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    Beautiful work! Love the purple.

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    You used very pretty fabrics in those pillow cases.

    Stitching that piece down is a good idea.

    I've started using a much narrower trim - cut no more than 1 inch wide - only about 1/4 inch is showing after it's sewn in.

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    I love to find applications for all the decorative stitches on my machine. I've made pillowcases with a top stitch close to the edge to hold the trim down but didn't think to use a decorative stitch. Not too late to do that to some of the ones I have that haven't been sewn down!

    Your pillowcase is beautiful!

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    Great idea !!!!
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    Those look great with that stitching, and solves an annoying little problem! Joan Ford had a way to build that accent strip into the pillowcase but for the life of me I can't find it now.

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    I like the idea of using an fancy stitch. I usually just cut my strip narrower. If it's narrow, it seems to lay flat after it's washed.
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    Love the idea of a decorative stitch.

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    I like to use decorative stitches also but I incorporate the decorative strip into the casing - no need to iron it because it is all one piece. Also, fewer seams at the same point.

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    What a lovely touch! That's a great way to solve the problem. Very pretty.

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    Great idea. It looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing!
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    Beautiful pillow cases and colors.
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