A sewing hint…………

For my non-computerized/Juki TL 2010Q friends. I had need to stitch up some corded piping for a project recently. There are many things I LOVE about my Juki but not having the assortment of presser feet that I have had for other machines is not one of them. A “piping foot” is a very convenient item to have. It keeps the fabric/cording nicely, and snugly, aligned for the tight stitching that gives smooth results. OR, a 3rd hand would be nice(????!!!!!). In lieu of that last one, and because Juki doesn’t have an option for the first (that I’m aware of), “necessity is the mother of” kicked in. I grabbed my magnetic seam gauge and placed it on the LEFT of the cording to be stitched. A photo will help explain………………


It kept the fabric/cording pressed nicely to the zipper foot and I happily stitched (with a 1/2” seam allowance) away with a beautiful, smooth, tightly covered piping resulting. Positioning of the magnet will differ, of course, depending on the diameter/thickness of the cording.

Again, be sure that the magnet is ok to use with your machine. The Juki TL2010Q is a totally mechanical machine and is not affected by such.

Til next time……………………………

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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12 Responses to A sewing hint…………

  1. Thread crazy says:

    That was quick thinking…my babylock is computerized but bet I could use one. Will have to check it out.

  2. mtetar says:

    Thank you for the lesson, Mtetar

  3. I have a project in mind that requires making cording, your timing is perfect. Thank you.

  4. jennyklyon says:

    Great tip-thank you!

  5. Anita Henderson says:

    Thank you! That is great!

  6. witchylin says:

    What a clever girl you are. 🙂

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