I eventually finished my fabric cutting and after putting them in order, rearranging them, rearranging them again and then cutting some extra fabric to give me a few more options (as if I needed any) I think I have finally settled on a suitable combination. I’m sure I will change my mind again once I’ve finished stitching and know there’s no going back!
And here they are all laid out……..
Now for my question……….
I haven’t done much quilting in the past. In fact I’ve only ever made one smallish quilt and even then the strips were precut. Nevertheless I have made a few cushions and one of the questions that always comes to mind when I’m cutting pieces is…
How precise do I actually need to be?
I’m sure there must be some method to this. Even if I cut a nice straight line, when I come to line it up for the next strip it’s usually still not exactly what you’d call straight, more wiggly. This isn’t due to some kind of manic fabric cutting but because even if I cut the straightest of straight lines the fabric moves. The starching has helped but some of the fabrics were still tricky.
I know there must be techniques, but what are they and how important is it really?
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