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From: Sewspecial
Date: 01-29-2006, 10:28 AM (1 of 4)
Has anyone ever used a pinch pleat tape? I would like to make some pinch pleated curtains and I purchased this Vivo Tape. But no with it. My big concern I guess, is do you Bast above and below the cords, It doesn't appear to be fusable although that would be a great idea.... Can someone help, I have very expensive fabric and I do not want to ruin it.

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User: Sewspecial
Member since: 09-24-2004
Total posts: 30
From: luv2sew
Date: 01-29-2006, 10:52 AM (2 of 4)
I have instructions for draperies with pleat-tape heading but I think it is too lengthy to post here. If I may, I can email them to you.
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User: luv2sew
Member since: 05-21-2004
Total posts: 174
From: MaryW
Date: 02-01-2006, 09:47 AM (3 of 4)
The few times I used that sort of tape it was stitched top and bottom.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: sew42much
Date: 03-16-2006, 11:48 PM (4 of 4)
If you want to make beautiful pinch pleat draperies why don't you use crinoline or buckram & create the desired fullness you need or want. For pinch pleat draperies you usually use 2.5 fullness. Your extra fabric goes into the pleats. The spaces are the width plus the returns of the drapery rod with extra for the overlap in the middle.
User: sew42much
Member since: 03-15-2006
Total posts: 19
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