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    To prepare your fabric for layout on a fold, fold the fabric for the layout carefully.  Make sure that the pattern is balanced on the fold line as shown in the photo above.  Pin the two ends of the fold line first, then pin the rest of the pattern. Remember when it says "Place on Fold" on a pattern piece, that is the end that must be placed on the fold, and we never cut that part.

   When you are ready to lay your pattern out onto the fabric there are a couple of things to consider.  One, is your pattern or print on your fabric all pointing one way?  If not, like shown in the photo above or below, you may proceed on pinning the pattern. If so, an example of this would be if the fabric pattern had a flower pattern with a stem and leaf all pointing the same direction.  In this case, you must make sure that all of your pattern pieces have the hem with the flower stem at the bottom.  You don't want to make a garment with upside down flowers, and you don't want to have a garment with the front of it having the flowers the right way and the back of it having upside down flowers. This is also the case for any fabric with a nap such as velvets and corduroy.

    Another consideration is if your fabric pattern has bold stripes.  Which way should they go?  If you are making a garment for someone who is short and heavy or round, you would want the stripes to go vertical not horizontal.  Horizontal stripes would look good on straight skirts but not flared.

    As shown in the photo above when laying your pattern make sure the "straight of grain line" is parallel to your fold line, or your selvage line.  To make sure it is even, measure each end of the "straight of grain" arrow and adjust your pattern until they are equal in length to the salvage edge.

Sometimes, to save fabric space, you may have to turn pattern pieces upside down as shown in the photo above.  The pattern piece to the left was turned upside down to save fabric and room.

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