Added Nov 14, 2010
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What it is: Basically a cord wrapped in bias tape placed in the seam between two of your fabric pieces. You can make your own by combining those two elements, or by pre-made bias tape.
Uses: Piping is seen most commonly on things like slipcovers, bags, and other non-wearable fashions. However, many old-fashioned patterns as well as some fresher looks use piping around the collar or to add decorative details.
Check out more techniques here: "MadeByMeg":http://megmadethis.blogspot.com/search/label/Techniques.