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From: Carol in ME
Date: 10-25-2004, 04:29 PM (1 of 3)
I have silk drapery panels that are lined and interlined. The seam, only on the silk fabric, is somehow shorter than the rest of the panel. It isn't puckered, just shorter. I have restitched it, but it's still not right. Of course, the whole panel refuses to lay flat. Must the selvedge edge be cut off, would that help?

After this, I'll go back to clothing and never do home dec again!
User: Carol in ME
Member since: 01-27-2003
Total posts: 105
From: Martha
Date: 10-25-2004, 05:26 PM (2 of 3)
Carol - Cutting the selvage off should help, but do this before sewing. We always cut it off to relax the fabric. You could also try a longer stitch length.
User: Martha
Member since: 12-30-2000
Total posts: 44
From: MaryW
Date: 10-25-2004, 06:37 PM (3 of 3)
Such an easy solution!

Can you answer this one?
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
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