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Thread: Cording for piping.

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    Super Member Weezy Rider's Avatar
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    Cording for piping.

    I'm looking for filler cording for piping. I usually use it for clothes. I found Piping hot binding, every place has the book, but I've only seen 2 places with refills for the cord! I don't need the book or tool, just the cord.

    One place was Amazon, the other Northern. I would like to buy a whole spool.

    If no one has the refill cord, and you can't find a substitute, then what good is the book if it only comes with 5 yds of cord?

    I've been searching all over the web for 3 days and most of the stuff I want comes from outside the US.
    OZ in particular. I can't buy anything locally. If it isn't mostly good fabric in fat quarter bundles or fleece, forget it.

    I'd prefer a store that sold more than just notions. Anyone have a link?

    Thanks

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    Joann, when I worked there we had all kinds of spools with different sizes.
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    I compared the cord size included w/ the Piping Hot Binding kit to some on a spool at Hancock Fabrics. When it was on sale I could get it for less than what Susan Cleveland wants for a spool on her website. I just bought like 15 yards.

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    Well....I didn't know what cording was...so I used my husbands roll of pink skinny rope that he uses to measure
    distance when setting up his bow hunting target....he has never asked me if I have seen where that went...haha
    I bet a hardware store has different thicknesses of that stuff too....I'm all for improvising since we don't have a
    sewing shop here!!

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    Does the piping hot binding use a specidal kind of cord? I've seen smaller quantities of filler cord at Joann. Home Sew has it in 10 and 50yd bundles - or maybe the 50-yd is a spool? http://www.homesew.com/pf1.html I used to buy a lot from them years ago and they were are very good mail order company!

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    Oh Kat 13, you're bad! ha. But you know how to manuever. We have to do whatever it takes to get our sewing done, right? Barny

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    You can buy the exact same cording used with the Piping Hot Binding tool on Jhittle.com.

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    Atlanta thread sells in 10# reels
    http://www.wawak.com/products/search...ping&x=14&y=12
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    I have used what they call "rat tail" cording for putting in piping. It is fairly cheap and most fabric stores like Joanne's should carry it.

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    The piping is 1/16. I wouldn't mind buying in town but no one has much of anything except drapery. You can't find out how much the piping shrinks and prewashing it is a disaster. No one seems to have any idea of how to clean anything.
    Joannes also has piping for that bias tape/piping maker and it's thicker than what I want. I think the spool I found was 28 cents a yard.

    Our local Joannes had never heard of washaway thread, and one clerk asked me what Chambray was. If it isn't made with fleece, forget it. We have a couple of decent quilting stores but even they don't carry certain things.

    I tried searching every which way for cording and that book was the only thing that came up. All the other links were for premade Wrights, etc.

    I'll try looking for "rat tail" I think I had some of that at one time and it worked well. Check out Atlanta Thread, too.
    I'd prefer a place that might have other stuff I wanted.

    Any more links would be welcome. Thanks for the ideas.

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    Here's a quilting tutorial for the cording.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xi2sL8PT-U

    Partial thank you.

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    I think create for less sells piping in different sizes by the yard online
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    You can also purchase in any fabric store that carries drapery items. It comes on rolls of different sizes.

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    I've never looked at the book or the particular cording that is recommended. I have done piped binding on quilts (as well as piping on other projects). I, too, used the 'rat tail' cording that is readily available in JoAnns. I don't know that it is available in white so just make sure you get a color that is close to the fabric that you are using to cover it with.

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    I forgot we had a Hobby Lobby. They had 2 small spools of some suitable cording.
    I'm still checking out the nice links. I'll be wanting some extra stuff and will try to use the site where I can order more than one thing.

    Thank you all.

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