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Shifting chiffon
making a doule layer detachable train
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Date: 5/27/13 2:03 AM

I am making a detachable train with a chiffon underlayer and a sparkly net overlay. I carefully cut the chiffon as a rounded diamond with the top cut off a bit to gather. After cutting the chiffon with the longest length 52", I carefully put the chiffon on top of netting, cut and pinned the edge so I could make a rolled serged hem. When I finished, the chiffon rolls out 2" (doubled, so really 4") longer than the netting, and it is too short
Any ideas on how to get the layers to come out even?
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Date: 5/27/13 9:23 AM

hi, not really sure but my best guess would be to lay a blanket on the cutting surface and then the fabric on top to stop fabric from shifting?

In certain situations this works for me

Anyone else have an idea?

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Date: 5/27/13 2:16 PM

Here's a picture of what happened. extra chiffon
I cut out the new train pieces together (after spraying lightly with adhesive to laminate) on a large piece of fleece to keep from shifting. I think it worked OK.
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