Shawl Tutorial: Measuring and Mathing

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I found some no-frills plain cream fabric my daughter had in her fabric stash I may use to make a test pattern from. This way there will be room for error when trying work out the numbers/methods Alora and Cattrin mentioned above. Then I'll feel more confident when it comes to working with finalized fabric choices.
 

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My outside fabric came, but it is an end piece with a lot of edges I will need to cut off. I'm hoping that Joann fabrics didnt count that as part of the yardage...
 
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So, is it safe to assume a lot of people are still waiting on fabric? Are we ready for the next installment?
 

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I'm just waiting on the fringe, but I've already ordered it. I just bought my white cloth yesterday! :joy
 
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I have a liner (found some awesome polar bear to represent my bond), but I am still looking for the perfect fabric in the perfect shade of lavender. I also just said I'd need 6 yards when I really meant 6 feet, so maybe I shouldn't be ordering fabric right now... :look:

Hey! I found it!! And I did NOT order 6 yards :)
 
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Trying to use a fabric that requires me to cut two smaller triangles to fit together, however, the pattern isn't matching up on both ends of the triangle? Maybe it's the type of material?
 
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Hmmm. Can you post a picture?
 
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Ok, so it doesn't have to be perfect I guess? :laugh: I'm used to stitching with a 1/4" seam allowance. Can I do that or do you think it would be too small of a seam allowance?
 

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Here are pictures of the mismatch:

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matchy
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no matchy
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zoomed out - left side doesnt match, right side matches
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Ok, so it doesn't have to be perfect I guess? :laugh: I'm used to stitching with a 1/4" seam allowance. Can I do that or do you think it would be too small of a seam allowance?

Are you a quilter? :laugh:
 

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I sure am! :rofl 1/2" seam allowance, what is that? Lol.
 
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It would depend on your fabric as to whether or not 1/4" is cutting it too close, if it looks like it might fray, I don't think I'd do that small, you don't want it fraying right through your stitching.

Merena, sometimes that happens, I've never been able to adequately explain why. There was probably a touch of stretching involved or the line isn't as straight as you think. I'm assuming that's your lining? It really isn't a big deal.
 

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Thanks Roh Sedai!

Yes - it is just for the lining, so no biggie. Just wondering if there was some sewing magic that I wasn't aware of... :giggle
 
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Fudge it.


Or tell people you meant to do it that way.

Or cross your fingers and be amazed when it actually works out correctly the first time.
 

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:rofl

**Crosses all fingers and toes**
 
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