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janetq | Posted in The Archives on

When moving I lost some of my Threads Magazines.  I really need to see the instructions for piecing together various organza scraps using bias strips so that no seams show.  Please help.


  1. rjf | | #1

    Good morning,  Do you mean no raw edges show?  I don't see how it can be done with absolutely invisible seams, at least in organza.  I don't remember seeing an article like that but I'm missing a few issues.  Tish will know where.      rjf

    1. SEWWRITER | | #2

      Sounds like you may be looking for Windowpane Patchwork from Issue #90 (Aug/Sept 2000).

      The strips need to be on straight grain (not bias) and if you're using silk organza I would recommend washing it first to soften it.  We did the article showing sheer fabrics but personally I prefer it to make a reversible fabric, using two colorways back to back.  And yes, there really are no raw edges!

      -Stephanie Corina Goddard, Author-

      1. janetq | | #3

        Thank you! that is the one - now I need to find the issue or a copy of the article.  Can you help?  This is my first time in this  forum and I am delighted with the quick response .

        1. SEWWRITER | | #4

          Click on Threads in the upper right corner of your screen.  You can buy back issues, but I would suggest looking in your local library first.  Unfortunately, copyright laws prevent me from "helping" on my own!


          1. janetq | | #6

            Thank you so much - there evidently are no morecopies of issue #90 but I  contacted the friend who now has my old copies - she did still have it and will bring it to me I found some samples of beautiful fabric which will turn into a nice blouse - I hope_  Thanks again.  Janet

          2. rjf | | #7

            My local library keeps only the last year's worth of magazines but when I asked about an issue older than that, they said they could get it through interlibrary loan.  That might be a last resort.      rjf

      2. rjf | | #5

        I thought at first that Janet was making a garment and needed a seam finish but this sounds much more interesting.  Isn't it possible to access some of the older articles  on-line?  Maybe it's just title and subject?  I'll go try now.       rjf

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