Now my tension is tighter because my fabric isn't folded. I'll have to get those clip things for the sides but that can wait. I noticed it made the lines pretty much disappear but I know they'll come back. I'm sorely tempted to blast it with some water to see if they relax but I'll wait until I'm done stitching.
The grand total for today is 48" sawed, 2 sore arms and 1 good size slice on my finger lol. Not bad though since it stopped bleeding after a short while but it's in s horrible spot. It's on my right index finger on the side of the top joint which means every time I button my pants or shirt (I have to button my work shirts) or do a lot of other stuff it gets irritated and hurts.
The dowels are 36" long and 34" of that is cut so I can slide the fabric through. That should be long enough for any future project unless I ever decide to do a super size in which case I'll find someone with a power saw lol. But all in all I'm very proud of myself!
Thanks again for listening! See you next time!