Probably not really the worst idea for everyone, but it didn't work out for me. On a quilting program, they said to cut the first cut a little bigger and then trim it down to the correct size. OK did that. When I got to the last snowball, I was short! How much would I need to 'get by'? The amount I overcut at the beginning- of course!! Then I tried to find that fabric- not a chance! I called every quilt shop within 60 miles or more with no luck. One nice lady finally said to just piece it- once it was quilted you wouldn't notice. That is what I did and it is one of my favorite quilts.
So bad advice? Not if you have plenty of fabric! But for me it was kind of a nightmare! haha