Be sure you are thinking for yourself. It is a good rule to live by in general. Here, I am more interested in applying it to quilting math.
Once I had the bolts piled up for cutting, we realized that it was quite a lot of fabric for a 45x60 inch quilt. We re-calculated the yardage from the cutting instructions and found that regularly the math was incorrect and I could purchase less than what was listed in the pattern. In the end I saved about 20 euro on my purchase...enough to buy the new ruler and the travel iron listed in the course requirements list!
This is the second time this has happened to me. Has it happened to everyone and we just do not tallk about it? Lesson learned: I will always back calculate from the cutting instructions to the listed yardage to save myself a bit of cash and reduce the old scrap pile. I would rather spend that extra money on a new brightly colored fat quarter, after all.
I hope to have a beautiful quilt to show you in April!
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