Hello. I am making drapes for our home and am at a slight stand still! I thought a rope trim would be a nice touch to the leading edges of the pinch pleated panels for our dining room. I have the Tauton book on Edges & Corners, but it does not tell how to start and stop along a straight edge. Directions I find are for a cushion. The trim has a lip so I can align the face fabric edge with the edge of the lip, then add the lining. Not as easy as I thought (stop thinking Lisa!!) But, how do I start and stop the rope? I opened it up but it is all twisted and does not lie flat. I sewed over the lumps, trying to curve it at the ends, but it is not very even or neat.
Any experience with this? How do I get the ends to end on a straight edge? How do I get really close when attaching the lining? I get snug in there with the face and trim, but the lining is not tightly sewn the first time so the lip is exposed. I sewed it again and it was tighter. Will I need to go over it 3 times?
Thanks you any and all!!!!
Happy sewing, Lisa