I was so sad last week when Don broke his favorite coffee cup. He has had it for 20 years. We have a tradition of "favorite cup morning." When Don broke it he said, "It's just a thing." Yet I guess I don't like change. Silly I know but the cup was part of a sweet 20 year tradition.
So in my own way I'm making a tradition live on... I found the same cup at Replacements (online) and I ordered two of them. I plan on giving them to Don for Valentine's Day. I think it will be the perfect gift. :)
Having the the right tools for the job always makes a project come together better. This is a piping foot. It is grooved on the bottom so that the cording itself rests in the groove and allows you to sew close to the cording.
When cutting your strips of fabric (especially if you have to go around corners like on a pillow) it is best to cut the strips of fabric on the bias. This means at a 45 degree angle to the selvage. I used my cutting mat which has this marking. That sure made it easy.
Here you can see how the cord is in the fold of the fabric and the piping foot is running with the groove on the cord. I displayed this with the fabric open just to show you where the placement of the cord should be. When actually sewing it the fabric will be folded over...not open.
Here is the finished cording. After I finished the cording I put it on thepillows that I made for Jaime.
This is the deer that Bradley got on our Thanksgiving week hunt. Way to go Bradley!!!!! We had a great time on the new lease. Bradley enjoyed the varmit hunting with Will and Ross. He asked "What does a varmit look like?"