Turning long tubes of fabric

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Any really good ideas for turning 40+ inches of a 2" tube?  The way I
learned in Home Economics 35 years ago just isn't working very quickly!
<big grin>  Do they make those tube turning kits for tubes that big?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Turning long tubes of fabric
Dear Pam,

Look around your house for something you can use.  A piece of PVC pipe
works.  You can sew a large needle to one end and drop it through the
pipe.  Once you get that thru the other end, you just pull.  If you
have to go to the store for something, go to the hardware store rather
than the fabric store.  You can find pipe or tubing there much cheaper
than a tube turner at the fabric store.


Re: Turning long tubes of fabric

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I just turned a tube about that size (4" fabric sewn together, about 30
inches long).   I sewed one short end of the tube closed.  Then I just
pushed on the closed short end with a dowel, and it turned quite easily.
Afterwards, I cut off the sewn end of the tube.


Re: Turning long tubes of fabric
What an amazing idea!  Who woulda thunk?


Re: Turning long tubes of fabric
On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 23:56:11 GMT, Pam in Iowa

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Sew a string into it before you make it into a tube - then pull it
inside out and cut the string off.  This is easier than poking away with
a yardstick, because it doesn't tend to ruck up into a solid knot.

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