A familiar old pet peeve and a familiar old dilemma–fabric print that isn’t on grain. I’ve waited for several years to utilize some treasured fabric purchased in Paris that will make a dynamite window valance. When I analyze it, the fabric print slants more than 4 inches from one selvage to the other. The fabric is very wide–nearly 110″, but still the crookedness bothers me. If I cut on grain, the print–sort of a Quimper-like design–will slant. If I cut with the print, I risk crooked seams. It seems like I have no choice but to cut crooked so that the fabric print doesn’t look wonky, and then NEVER launder it. LOL
Any wisdom from those who do a lot of home-dec sewing?