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Piping ?

Does anyone know how much fabric (yrds) you need per yard of piping? Does that make any sense at all? OK basically she is trying to figure out how much fabric she needs to buy to make piping. Does anyone know the conversion? Have a chart? Will someone please rescue me from this math?


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Nov. 22nd, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
I found some answers. I wanted to post them for posterity :)

"You're not going to need a lot of it, because it's covered by strips cut on the bias.

3/4 of a yard will cover about 10 yards of piping, if cut on the bias. It's a lot of work, though... but if you (or whoever) cuts it like a continuous quilt binding (http://quilting.about.com/od/bindingaquilt/ss/binding_strips_5.htm), it's a whole lot less work. :)

(I used to work in an interior fabrics store... HTH!)

ETA: This assumes the piping is not super huge. If a larger cord is covered (more than an inch or so), you'll need more. I doubt that's the case, but if so, let me know! We can work out the math." -Fawn
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