1 hour ago
Friday, June 30, 2017
Finally a series that is to be stitched exactly the way I do stitch all the time, on a fabric that I'm just fine with. This just doesn't happen. And I understand, not whining, just saying that THIS ONE was clearly right into my comfort zone. So I pre-ordered it. It came yesterday. So I pulled out the fabric, a long narrow cut - 9 x 55 - and it's cut wonky... so I pull edge threads to get straight. Now it's straight, but it's not 9 inches wide anymore. It's 8 inches wide now.
But it's a crap mistake to make from somebody cutting a lot of fabric and either they just did not care - or they didn't know how to cut stitching fabric.
And I'll give you two thoughts to this - if there are 6 designs on four patterns, and you did them as individual things - then you'd cut as you went - and the fabric being wonky doesn't matter as much - you'd have it cut after less than 8 inches in length. This pattern design finishes at 5 inches wide - so they are allowing a 2 inch side border on both sides. Mine will just be a smaller border, but it's wide enough to easily work in my 7 inch hoop. But in a length of 8 inches - you'd only pull a few side threads to square it up.
But my idea was I have no clue what the rest of the patterns look like - so maybe it would work like a bellpull, long and narrow. So I started it from the top, which I never do... But actually, I just am starting from the top center, and stitching the pattern upside down. Once you have a few landmarks, you can then flip it and stitch it right side up.
Where there is a will, there is a way...
It's a lovely little pattern so far.