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30 Minutes with Workroom Tech: Episode 57 / Learning About Linings with Taylor Angel

On this episode of The Sew Much More Podcast: 30 Minutes with Workroom Tech, Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock welcome special guest Taylor Angel with Angel's Linings (aka Angel's Distributing, Inc.). Listen to this fun and informative conversation using the link below.

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Episode 57: Learning About Linings with Taylor Angel

Angel's is a family-owned and operated, lining distribution company located in Cheswick, PA. Taylor shares a little about the company history, her family, and employees during the podcast. The main product sold at Angel's Linings is... you guessed it - linings! A few of the top selling lining materials are Premier Sateen, Millbrook Sateen, Angel's Heavy Flannel Interlining, and the #1 selling product Bella Notte Silky Blackout. Susan shared her experience using the Millbrook Sateen, which is a cotton and polyester blend. She usually uses a cotton sateen lining and tried the Millbrook Sateen for a drapery sample. Susan reports that it draped, ironed, and performed well with adhesives and hand sewing. This is a great option when a slightly lighter weight lining is needed. It's also available in wide-width, which can eliminate seams in projects like sheers, where seams would show.

Susan also tried the Silky Senturion and Silky Duette linings. The Silky Senturion lining has a woven, cotton interlining that is permanently attached to the polyester, blackout base cloth while the Silky Duette has a soft, polyester batting attached. For projects where you need to pull away the backing to fold hems or join pieces together with seams, the Silky Duette is a better choice. This style of lining can be used for roman shades, pelmets and soft cornices.

Susan tried both linings for roman shades. The Silky Duette created softer, rounded folds. In the photos below, you can see the difference. Both shades have 6 inch vertical spacing for 3 inch folds.

This shade was made by Susan with a cotton face fabric and Silky Senturion lining.

This shade was made by Bethany Wheaton during a class at Workroom Tech

with a polyester face fabric and Silky Duette lining.

Have you even wanted to know how much lining weighs? This is an important factor when choosing hardware or headrail systems. Taylor shared a simple formula to calculate the weight of materials. There are two different ways to talk about weight; square yards and linear yards. Taylor shared in the podcast how to convert square yards to linear yards: multiply the weight in oz sq/yrd by the width of the fabric in yards