I found this new notion earlier this week at Hinkletown Sewing - Wrap and Fuse Piping by Clover. I've been toying with adding piping to a current project so I thought why not give it a try. If you're curious, I paid $5.25 for 2 meters.
It's simply piping encased in fusible.
What could go wrong - - - I'll tell you what could go wrong - - - fusible and my brand, new iron - - - yikes!!! I like living on the edge! I buy cheap irons - they never last for me - this is a Classic from Black and Decker.
The instructions called for using a strip of bias cut fabric - I read that after I used a non-bias cut and was determined to plow forward despite my inability to follow instructions as written. All you do is wrap the fabric strip around the fusible, pin, pin the wrapped piping to your ironing board, and iron the flat edge, avoiding the piping.
Perfect, and no goo on my new iron - even more perfect! This is what you end up with - a perfectly wrapped piping. And it worked fine with the non-bias cut fabric strip!
I sewed it into place using my zipper foot - keep in mind - this is just a sample. The zipper foot worked just fine.
And, presto! It works beautifully! I am very impressed with this product - I actually hope they make a few different sizes - this gives a 3/16'' piping. It certainly gets the thread from the edge seal of approval!
I'll tell you what else gets my seal of approval - the menu from last night's meal plan - - - Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts - - - it was delicious!!! I made a few changes to cut the calories a smitch without sacrificing any flavor - - - I roasted the hazelnuts in the oven without any butter, and was able to decrease the fat by half. I also only used half the cheese they suggested - it was more than enough cheese and really shaved off excess calories. I served it with a simple salad - delicious and filling, and so quick and easy!