Directions matter. Reading them ahead of time is always a good idea.
During FNSI, I also learned that direction matters as well. Our task for FNSI was to make pillowcases for Conkerr Cancer. I purchased a yard each of very cute fabric.
When I studied the directions last night (which are very clear, very easy to follow), it was clear you needed a piece of fabric 40 1/2 by 26 1/2. If I wanted the owls and trucks to run across the long way on the pillow, the largest piece I could cut was 36 by 26 1/2. Ugh! I didn't realize that by buying directional fabric I really needed 1 1/4 of a yard to get a piece 40 1/2 by 26 1/2. Lesson learned - directions matter and direction matters.
Luckily on the same shopping trip I had bought some Peanuts fabric for no other reason then I liked it. (Does there need to be another reason?) So I was able to get a pillowcase done - it is so cute!
Did anyone else trip into the same problem? Did you just make the pattern go the wrong way or did you improvise somehow? I will definitely make at least one more pillowcase but will need to order some more fabric first!
Heidi & Bobbi - THANKS!!! This was an awesome idea!!
My son (from college) called via Skype smack in the middle of FNSI so I lost some sewing time but enjoyed talking to him. I was able to get one more thing done last night - Bingo card. I am linking this up and will be participating in the May for Me! You have until the 22nd to link up so if you haven't already done so, check it out. I put off the making of the BINGO card for far too long but finally went diving into my scraps and was able to find enough unique squares. (My piecing accuracy is really atrocious so hopefully there are no points deducted.) Information and instructions can be found here.
Here are the squares:
B: Bird Bean Cupcake Lighthouse Tree
I: Snow Carrot Corn Muschroom Coffee
N: Robot Ornament FREE Stripe Dragonfly
G: Swirl Letter Leaf Onion Tomato
O: Horse Dots Cowgirl Broccoli Flower