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Thread: Pleating using a fork

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    Pleating using a fork

    On this thread
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...g-t127919.html

    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.
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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.
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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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    ​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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Size:  1.70 MB you can also make bows on a fork if you are my sister!

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    Great idea using a fork. Thanks.

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    great idea, never would have thought to use a fork.
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    have seen the fork bow before..
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    What a great idea!

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    If you get a knot in shoe strings or other ties, a fork will loosen the knot! Just slide a tine under a thread in the knot and pull out.
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    Thanks for sharing..

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    Thanks a bunch for this information. It is perfect timing for me as I am working on a little frock for my grand daughter and this will make that pleating so much easier and better! Thank you!

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    A mall knitting needle or metal skewer even a crochet hook.
    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    If you get a knot in shoe strings or other ties, a fork will loosen the knot! Just slide a tine under a thread in the knot and pull out.

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    What a great tip for quilting pleats. I never could get them all to look the same. Thanks so much for posting this.

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    That is such a neat way to have perfect pleats. Thanks for sharing this site.
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    Thanks for sharing, I'm sure I'll use that sometime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    That is very cool. I have never had any desire to pleat anything, but I may have to, now!
    I don't know about trying it, but I definitely agree that it is a cool method.

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    What a great idea, and easier than ruffling too! Thanks.
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    Thanks for sharing!
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