4 rick-rack hacks: how to sew it, use it, 💜 it! (videos + sale)

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How do you use rick rack? Do you own a stash of it? Do you have a favorite width, color, brand?

Or . . . maybe you’ve never used rick rack before.

Trust us: by the end of this post, you’ll want to rack up the rick rack in your sewing space!

Popular authors Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks know their way around rick rack. They use it abundantly on their quilts, pillows, runners, and more.
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Pillow from
Here Comes Spring; quilt from Urban Country Quilts.

The last time we had the pleasure of meeting up with this fun pair, Jeanne shared a few rick-rack hacks she’s developed and tested over the years.

First, she showed us how to sew rick rack three ways, from extra-wide to extra-skinny.
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And when acquisitions editor Beth Bradley read about a fun rick-rack flower hack in Jeanne and Shelley’s books, she jumped at the chance to show you how easy it is to do!
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Starting to think you need a stack of rick rack at the ready? It’s just like pins, needles, and bobbins—it’s a sewing staple, and one can never have enough!
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From
Here Comes Spring

You can never have enough patterns that use rick rack too—and you’ll find plenty in our books on sale this week, all from Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks. The seasonal stylings of this dynamic design team are nothing short of enchanting. And with autumn here and winter on the way, there’s no better time to start a seasonal project. Featuring rick rack, of course!
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For autumn: Sweet Potato Pie quilt and pillow from
’Tis the Autumn Season
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For winter: Holly Sox Pillow from
’Tis the Season

For pretty projects to display year round, look to Urban Country Quilts and Here Comes Spring—because flowers are always in season.
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Quilt from
Here Comes Spring; pillowcases from Urban Country Quilts.

Is your favorite season right now, just behind us, or just ahead? Tell us in the comments!

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