How to Gather Fabric and Comparing Gathering Ratios

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How to Gather Fabric and Comparing Gathering Ratios
How to Gather Fabric and Comparing Gathering Ratios

"Learn three different ways for how to gather fabric and where to use each sewing technique. Gathering can be a tricky skill to perfect, but it’s an important sewing technique to know. At the end of the post I compare different fabrics when they are gathered, different gathering ratios, and gathered fabric cut on different directions. In all my samples I sewed I either used a quilting cotton fabric or rayon. I used an all-purpose sewing machine needle and all-purpose sewing thread."

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