Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
InstructionsMy second St.St. project was large. Carol Ann said "No rules". So....
I was unsure how to hang this on a standard 1" cafe rod. So I made a seperate casing and stitched it on the back. I did put heavy weight interfacing on and the made the casing about 1.5" wide to give enough space for the thickeness of the project.
Finished it is about 72" x 11". Next time?? I might consider ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
What was your inspiration?
Stupendous Stitching and getting cabinets put in the basement so I can have an nice sewing area.
What are you most proud of?
One done, the second valance is ready to be finished. Almost there. A friend always asks me, "Is there anything you are happy with when you are done?" This time I can honestly say "YES! I am very happy with these!"
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Because of the thickness/size, I couldn't (didn't want to) keep turning the fabric in the machine to finish the piece. So I did LOTS of single lines all in the same direction.
I feel good about attaching a separate casing. I don't think a standard cafe rod casing would work (a 2.5" hem, split) I think there is too much shifting of the fabric, so it would be hard to get a nice clean flat area.