.....or, making a round tableskirt with shirred jumbo welt.
So here are a few pictures of the process.
I always cut welting strips using a rotary cutter and mat. That's because I taught myself pillow-making right around when I was doing strip-piece quilting. I transferred techniques I learned in the quiltmaking process to my custom pillow business, which was my breaking-in to becoming a custom window treatment workroom. I think I made probably 5 or 6 thousand pillows in those 10 years..... not to mention a couple thousand boxed and welted cushions.... and that was my part-time job!..... I had to get good at it, and fast.
The fabric is shirred up on the jumbo cording 12" at a time. It's fun to do. For this tableskirt I need 9 yards of finished cording, so I cut about 24 yards of 5"-wide bias fabric strip and I wound up using every inch of it.
And that is just about all I'm going to say today about shirred jumbo welting!