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Roman blind woes

Swisslass

Roman blind woes
« on: August 08, 2017, 14:40:00 PM »
I offered to make a roman blind to go with bedding I made for my cousins baby.
I knew the line of elephants was on the skew when I made the bedding but now I'm getting round to the roman blind it's an even bigger problem.
Problem 1 - window is 139cm wide - fabric is 142 wide, can I get away with this having the seam on the edge and not lapped around the back?
Problem 2 - do you think I can get away with sewing it on the skew so the elephants march in a straight line across the bottom?
Photo shows the raw edge at the top, there's an 8cm drop across the print 😏
I'd like to think I was inspired, but maybe sewing is just hard wired

Vegegrow

Re: Roman blind woes
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 15:42:27 PM »
I think the most important thing is having the elephants straight.. I think I'd mark the vertical line from them and see how much askew it is if you can't get your full 139 cm width I'd put a border both sides and use that to lap round

if you have 139cm you can have seam on the edge I've done this before and then lined to 2cm from the edge because I make rod pockets from the lining

only other thing I'd mention is if the blind is to be washed prewash your fabric because of shrinkage and distortion from the fabric being askew..
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Swisslass

Re: Roman blind woes
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 12:07:46 PM »
Thanks for that vegegrow, I ended up cutting the fabric on the slant, the elephants are still walking downhill but not as steeply now 😀. This project gave me no joy at all, it wasn't difficult to make, it just involved a lot of hand sewing, time, and due to its size it spent 2 days on the kitchen worktop getting made.  >:)
I'd like to think I was inspired, but maybe sewing is just hard wired

Vegegrow

Re: Roman blind woes
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 15:29:24 PM »
Yep lot of hand sewing on a roman Blind  |O  :thread:
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz