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Thread: Not quilting, but sewing question..

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    i am making valances for a few teachers classrooms.
    one wants them only 9" long. how do i determine the lenght of the hem? they will have no backing. just a hem.

    the other sets were 17", and i did a 3" hem.

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    For short valances, I usually just do them double with the seam at the top of the rod pocket.

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    That's how I do them too.

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    Ditto.

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    ok, so you mean to just double the fabric up,fold at the bottom, and the seams at the top where the rod will go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    ok, so you mean to just double the fabric up,fold at the bottom, and the seams at the top where the rod will go.
    That's how I would do it.... :D

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    There is no sewing police...either! :wink:

    I would be serving a life sentence..

    I do it as stated ...above! :lol:

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    ok! thanks for the info! will get started on them today!

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    did you get them made yet?

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    no craftybear! she brought over 7.5 yards of fabric. and needs:

    8 - 60" wide x 9" long and
    2 - 35" wide x 9" long.

    i babysat the grandson this weekend. :thumbup:
    they start back to school a week from tomorrow. so i have a little time.
    swing by and give me a hand! i will put the coffee on!

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