Piping Cording by Susan K Cleveland
The right cording makes all the difference when using corded piping in quilts. This cording is big enough to make an impact, but small enough to avoid bulk in seams. It makes piping with just the right amount of body so it's easy to work with but doesn't add stiffness to a quilt. Ahhh, it's just right!
I've tried cotton cording, but it clings to cotton fabrics and makes it quite difficult to pull cording into the fabric's fold to sew piping. Poly is just a bit slippery so this is much easier.
I recommend this cording for making piping! It is the same cording included in the Piping Hot Binding kit. It will shrink when exposed to extreme heat and moisture, so I suggest steaming it with an iron before making piping. Many quilters report their irons don't make hot enough steam to shrink this cording and that's OK. It won't shrink later when/if the quilt is blocked with the same iron!
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