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Thread: Sewing with clothesline, new way to me, anyways

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    Question Sewing with clothesline, new way to me, anyways

    I found this site with directions to sew anything from trivet size to floor mat using cotton clothesline sewing channels instead of wrapping the cord. Just wondered if anyone else has done this method. Will include address, too. Thanks.
    http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/EDocs/...%20pattern.pdf

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    Interesting way to do it.

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    Interesting concept. I wonder how well it wears though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hen3rietta View Post
    Interesting concept. I wonder how well it wears though?
    That was my first thought, too
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    Not sure how wearable it is, but I have seen one. It was gorgeous. The large one was being used for a yoga mat. I may try one of the smallest ones. And I think if it were to be used on the floor it would have to have something underneath it so it would not slip. A local quilt shop is going to have a class in the spring and I would like to take it. You learn so much when you take a class. This is what prompted me to look up the directions and luckily I found them. Worth a try, I will try trivet size.

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    I printed and read thru the instructions and love the idea....so many uses. My question is when threading the cord through the channels and between the batting layers, won't it shred the batting? I will be trying this.....but am thinking about a "possible" different method .....there has to be a way to add the cord at the same time you are sewing the fabrics into channels.

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    I agree. Maybe a zipper foot??

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    I printed and read thru the instructions and love the idea....so many uses. My question is when threading the cord through the channels and between the batting layers, won't it shred the batting? I will be trying this.....but am thinking about a "possible" different method .....there has to be a way to add the cord at the same time you are sewing the fabrics into channels.

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    This idea is definately going on my "to do SOON" list...I've been wanting a special little rug for under an antique rocking chair I have, and this will make it very special! Thanks for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    That was my first thought, too
    I wonder about how well it will wear also. It look pretty, but rugs are pretty inexpensive and why in the world would I want to use perfectly good quilting fabric to walk on. Yet if some one likes it why not?

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    Interesting. I don't think I would sew channels and then put in cording, I think I would put the cording in the fold first and then sew, much less work I would think but having not made this, it is just a guess on my part. I to would wonder why someone would use the expensive quilting fabric for a rug. Mayby something from Wal-mart, but floor rugs are pretty cheep.. again, interesting idea.

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    I would not use it for an everyday rug but a special accent rug yes! Maybe under a chair or in front of the fireplace,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabriclovr View Post
    Interesting. I don't think I would sew channels and then put in cording, I think I would put the cording in the fold first and then sew, much less work I would think but having not made this, it is just a guess on my part..

    My thought about doing it that way too. It would be much simpler.
    Got fabric?

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    I wonder how difficult it would be to use a double knit. That stuff wears like iron anyway.

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    Right now I am searching for the perfect rug for my bathroom. Of course I can't find the right color or size.... I think this would be a great addition, but would not use LQS fabrics unless they were off the closeout rack.... Wal-mart or SAS would be the way to go for me.

    Thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts View Post
    Right now I am searching for the perfect rug for my bathroom. Of course I can't find the right color or size.... I think this would be a great addition, but would not use LQS fabrics unless they were off the closeout rack.... Wal-mart or SAS would be the way to go for me.

    Thanks for the link!
    Just to give you another option for the bathroom...I love this one: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/04/...-sunshine.html
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    If you try stitch the cord in as you go along, be sure to use a zipper presser foot to allow you to get close to the cord.

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    It is different, might try it one day. Thanks!
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    This is a neat way to make a rug ! The Hoffman fabrics are so pretty too.

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    This is going on my to-do list!
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    I would think that Duck Cloth would work great, being heavier, and it comes in great patterns now, not just solids. I have a sizable stash of Duck Cloth, too. For sure I am going to give this a try really soon. Jinnie
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    I'm going to try it as placemats with matching trivets. You're right, I don't think the floor thing is practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    I printed and read thru the instructions and love the idea....so many uses. My question is when threading the cord through the channels and between the batting layers, won't it shred the batting? I will be trying this.....but am thinking about a "possible" different method .....there has to be a way to add the cord at the same time you are sewing the fabrics into channels.
    That was my thought too. I don't know why it can't be done with a zipper foot. Just seems to me though that to put it on the floor is a waste of rather expensive fabric.

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    Very interesting. Might have to try this.

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    this was my first attempt...I enjoyed doing it...the wrapping is what takes the time.
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    Thanks,
    Looks interesting.
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