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Video: Variable-Width Facing on a Decorative Edge

Video Length: 5:06
Produced by: Gary Junken

with Diane Ericson

When creating a new look by reshaping the edges of a pattern, consider partially extending the facing around the seam. Bold, contrasting material can add excitement to your design, but even subtle colors can accentuate curves and give a flare to the edge. In this video, designer Diane Ericson demystifies the technique of extending the facing around the edge of a seam. It requires some preplanning a little more material, but Diane guarantees "You'll love the results."

Diane Ericson designs and writes in Corralitos, California. Read more of her ideas for "Redesigning Pattern Edges" in the June/July 2002 issue of Threads (#101).