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Old 10-03-2017, 10:55 AM
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I am looking for suggestions on how to make a thin line of fabric. I'm doing an applique of birds sitting on a wire and I'm not sure how to make the "wire." I know I could just cut it and adhere it down and have a raw edge but I would like some other suggestions.
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:59 AM
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does it go edge to edge? if so, i'd cut the fabric and sew in a piece of black fabric. another suggestion... couch some black yarn or cording
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:21 AM
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Sew a thin piece of the line fabric (aprox 1/4 inch) to the 'sky' fabric. Iron it well, pressing towards the
'sky' fabric. Stitch a second piece of 'sky' fabric to the line fabric from the back side( ie so you can see the original stitching line). Stitch as close as you like. Open it out and iron again towards the 'sky' fabric. That should do it. The line fabric should be flat, as though you did a reverse applique.
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you could use a 1/4" bias tape to sew or applique or if that is too wide use a narrow ribbon or cording and zigzag it on
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Does it have to be fabric? If you want something that looks like wire how about embroidery. A stem stitch would give you the look of a wire.
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Originally Posted by Sync View Post
Does it have to be fabric? If you want something that looks like wire how about embroidery. A stem stitch would give you the look of a wire.
That's what I was thinking too. You could even do it with your machine. I have used a 28 wt thread for spider webs and such in a wall hanging and it looked great.
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It depends on how thin you want the wire. I would embroider a line or fuse a thin strip of fabric and then do a machine zig zag in matching thread down it.
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Check the cording and trim section @ jo--anns. You should be able to find one that works for your project.

Good luck
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Rat tail cord - a finer one - would also make an interesting wire.
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Originally Posted by SHELTIE'SMAMA View Post
Rat tail cord - a finer one - would also make an interesting wire.
That was my first thought. I've used rat tail and it's pretty easy to work with.
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