Return to the Sewing Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Patchwork curtain, assembling???

Posted by claire_w (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 13, 12 at 15:03

Hi Sewing people!

I have 72 10" squares of Moda fabric and I'm going to make a pair of curtains, each to be 6 squares by 6 squares.

I have the squares arranged with the grain going fom top to bottom, but I've not started sewing them together yet, because of this question:

If I piece the squares in strips of 6 and then join the strips together (the simplest way to work this, I think) should I have the strips going vertically or horizontally?

I can't decide which way would hang better, and any advice would be much appreciated!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Patchwork curtain, assembling???

If there is no preference for pattern go with the stablest part of the square going verticle. The length is going to carry the weight. Stretch Pull gently on your squares and see which side has the most stretch. The most stretch goes across and the least stretch goes down.
I think your way of sewing them is the way I'd do it. I hope you are going to line the curtains so the seams can't be seen.


 o
RE: Patchwork curtain, assembling???

Yes the weight of the fabric will be down so you want the squares strongest in that direction. Sew the squares together horizontally and then do the vertical seams in one long run so the strength of the single line of stitching will be strongest.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Sewing Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here