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Tips & Techniques > Folding large pieces of unruly fabric with clamps

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Posted on: 1/20/11 4:22 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 10 people   
I'm a costumer and we are currently going through the fabric stash at the theatre I work at, which gets used and abused. Today, I pulled a giant wad of champagne satin out of a box, measured it to be FIFTEEN YARDS and then had to fold it. Well, I was alone and decided that I would take it to the stage to lay it out a little, but on my way there I swiped a couple of small clamps from the set guys' shop, kinda spring loaded deals. Anyhooters, I was able to fold the fabric in 1/2, clip the end, fold it over on it's self and clip the fold, then the other end, reclip and so on. It was like having 2 extra hands!

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elsew said... (1/23/11 6:15 PM) Reply
What a great idea! How often could anyone of us have used this marvelous tip. Thanks so much for sharing!
petro said... (1/22/11 4:07 PM) Reply
Great idea. I think I'll get a couple of clamps for the sewing room next time I'm in a DIY.
Michele Lommasson said... (1/21/11 11:19 PM) Reply
Great idea!
JoaniesJosh said... (1/21/11 10:39 AM) Reply
I love your user name!! Thanks for your tip!
JoaniesJosh said... (1/21/11 10:39 AM) Reply
I love your user name!! Thanks for your tip!
RLL said... (1/21/11 10:23 AM) Reply
Clamps do sound perfect for that extra helping hand.
SandiMacD said... (1/21/11 7:35 AM) Reply
Great idea. When I find my muslin fabrics on $1 sale I buy 12-15 yds. Last time I accordion folded and not easy. Clamps sound perfect!
Tarrbaby said... (1/21/11 7:13 AM) Reply
I love this idea, I work in a bridal shop and the basement needs cleaning. We have the same problem with leftover yardage. I will definately use this.
 
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