selvage line


From The USPS Website:
The Sarah Vaughan Commemorative Forever Stamp

“Sarah Vaughan was one of America’s greatest singers, successful in both jazz and pop, with a talent for improvisation and skillful phrasing and a voice that ranged over several octaves.

The stamp art is an oil painting of Vaughan in performance based on a 1955 photograph by Hugh Bell. A few lines of selvage text explain her importance as a Music Icon. The cover side of the pane features a larger version of the stamp art, a list of some of Vaughan’s popular songs, and the Music Icons logo. Bart Forbes was the artist and Ethel Kessler was the art director. The 11 a.m. First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony will take place March 29 in Newark, NJ, at the Sarah Vaughan Concert Hall.”

Happy Birthday- Sarah Lois Vaughan
March 27, 1924-Forever

anonymous asked:

Okay I'm having trouble for some reason with my fabric. I got a yard of fabric and before I washed it, it was perfectly even and straight. But now that I've washed it, whenever I try to line up the edges, the selvages don't line up evenly anymore (one side is "longer" than the other). I'm not sure what to do, I've never encountered this problem or I'm just now noticing it. Maybe it's from the shrinkage but now it won't lay equally folded over now. Thank you so much for your time

I’ve seen this fixed by laying the fabric flat and tugging at it (one hand pulling the straight grain and one hand pulling the cross grain, tugging and wiggling up and down) so that it straightens out. It takes a bit of work, especially if you have a lot of fabric, but should be done before cutting your pieces. 

Anyone else have suggestions on how to resolve this?