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delmarva | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Need help. Have a striped fabric and want to chane the design on a pillow cover to appear to be squared, any one know how this is done?


  1. starzoe | | #1

    Working with paper, cut a square the size you want the cover and divide it diagonally both directions. Cut into four pieces. Play with them to decide how you want the pattern to work (good idea to draw roughly the stripes on each). When you have found the placement you want, add seam allowance to all edges of each triangle and then cut out the fabric.You actually need only one triangle to do this, but with a stripe/square orientation it is easier to see how it works when you use all four.

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      JunkQueen | | #2

      Starzoe, those are wonderfully succinct instructions for mitering. So easy to understand.

      1. starzoe | | #3

        Oh you are welcome. I had just finished a cushion cover of shot taffeta and wanted the light to hit it differently in four different aspects, so had it all worked out when I read your message.

    2. delmarva | | #4

      Thanks Starzoe,actually I worked this out using another scrap stripe fabric , by folding the fabric length wise and folding the top down at a 45 degree angle ,cut the pc off and anotherf old in 1/2  then cut again, it worked out very well. Just don't know the formula. Thanks anyway

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