Just a quick post today to have a little moan. I'm starting a Fat Quarter Frenzy quilt with the Country Roads Quilters tomorrow and this afternoon I set about preparing the fabric. It sounds so simple. I need nine different FQs and have to cut pieces 21"x17" from each to start the quilt.
FQs are 22"x18" right? Even allowing for a little wobbly cutting by the suppliers I should still manage to cut the pieces I need quite easily..
Even FQs from the same shop varied by up to two inches and as I had fabrics from three different shops the whole process was a nightmare. With one piece I couldn't even get 20" let alone 21" from it and with several others I've had to include some or all of the selvedge and will have to take care to hide it in the seams. I've bought FQs many times in the past but have never used them in this way, where the dimensions are crucial.
In future I will be unable to assume I'm getting 22"x18" and size does matter!