Added May 1, 2010
Have you ever had a piece of fabric that when folded, won't go into a proper rectangle, or noticed a finished project looks a little wonky, even though you KNOW you finished everything properly?
Your fabric's grain probably isn't perfectly aligned to begin with, and it's especially not after preshrinking.
The following is what I do to virtually every piece of fabric I work with (considering fabric care instructions, of course). I like to be sure my grains are perfectly aligned, and to guarantee that there will be no surprises while sewing - besides the results of terrible late night sewing mishaps :)
steam iron & ironing board, all-metal dressmaker's pins, your fabric
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