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From: TupJane
Date: 01-24-2006, 11:17 AM (1 of 3)
I'm in the middle of making matching curtains, bedcover, bedskirt from a coordinating group of pink taffeta - some checks (2 sizes) and solid.
I have just discovered that the solid pink which the customer has chosen for her bedcover has a permanent crease at the 30" point of the fabric. That 30" mark is to one side of the main piece of the bedcover. Ouch! I've already cut two lengths that I had planned to use to make the side pieces. From the first length I cut the center piece and one side panel. The second piece is still intack. Because the fabric is solid pink taffeta there is no way to disguise this line. Here's what I'm thinking of doing...I have tons of material (a small check) from the bedskirt. I'm thinking of making cording from the plaid and placing it in the fold line and making a coordinating line on the other side at the same point. So instead of the piecing point being at the side of the mattress it will be up on the bedtop. Then I would bind the edges with the same coordinating cording. Does this sound good? Any other suggestions? :nc:
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User: TupJane
Member since: 02-04-2005
Total posts: 55
From: MaryW
Date: 01-24-2006, 12:59 PM (2 of 3)
Sounds like a wonderful idea. Go for it. I made a grad gown once that had that same permanent foldline, right down the middle of the bodice. :cry: Fortunately there was enough fabric to cut another.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: AndreaSews
Date: 01-24-2006, 04:36 PM (3 of 3)
That's home sewing for you, Jane! Coming up with an original way to deal with what's been dealt. I think it will work quite well.
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Member since: 02-18-2005
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