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Posted on: 1/10/03 3:29 PM
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A small but (hopefully) useful technique. To help even out gathers, drag an awl between the easing lines back and forth a couple of times. You'll be amazed at how even and straight your gathers turn out. I use the back end of my tweezers, not having an awl. I used this technique when added yokes to a night gown. See photo.

Note - I cannot take credit for this tip, but I cannot remember where I picked this up either. Apologies to the source.

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Deepika said... (4/18/03 1:38 AM) Reply
Anne, I just bought an awl. Its a tool with a pointed or blunt edge used for piercing holes or guiding the fabric. Here's a photo
AnneM said... (4/17/03 10:55 AM) Reply
Nice idea! Dumb question: what's an awl? I can always use the back end of tweezers. I think I know what an awl is, but I'm not certain.
Judy Williment said... (1/11/03 5:50 AM) Reply
What a great tip, I'll have to try this next time I gather. I have a three year old daughter, so I gather quite a lot ;-)
NancyDaQ said... (1/10/03 3:33 PM) Reply
I will try this! Thanks for sharing.
 
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