Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Did You Ever Make A Dumb Cut?
Did you ever do this? Line up your fabric on the ONE INCH line rather than ZERO? Then cut an eight inch piece only to discover it's really 7 inches? I KNOW I might do this and I usually have a small ruler handy just to double check- but I didn't double check this time.
Do I buy three more fat quarters and start over? Maybe. Can I patch the same material together? No, it would be obvious if i did this. So what do I do?
It's a patchwork quilt, a smaller one where you can select either lights and darks of the same color family or six different fat quarters. I just might get by with piecing contrasting fabric from the other rectangles that are scrap within the fabric selection. I'll have to see how the pattern plays out before I start sewing.
The body of this pattern uses six fat quarters. You then take a layer of three fat quarters and cut two pieces, both 8 X 22. Do this to the other three fat Qs and you then have four strips. You take each of those layered strips and cut three 8 X 5 1/2 rectangles, leaving a little scrap. I cut one of the (8 X 22) strips (7 X 22) in error but this results in 9 rectangles that need to be pieced.
The worst thing that happens is I replace the three fat quarters, not such a big deal but I hope they still have them. The best thing is that I give this quilt my own little twist. Let's hope it works out ok!