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Adjustments for cost of fabric

Old 07-16-2011, 05:38 AM
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I've been on a forced fabric diet and IT IS torture But back in the good ol' days I always started at 4yds for the Gotta have Its and 1/2yd over for most others.. The thing about fabric is it never goes to waste :thumbup: and on gloomy days my rainbow of fabrics is worth its weight in gold They lift my spirits and I'm smiling again :-)
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:45 AM
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The need for fudge has nothing to do with the cost of fabric. Higher cost doesn't assure my accuracy or the accuracy of the pattern. Now you might cut back from 1 1/2# of fudge to 1# and be a bit more careful in calculating and cutting and watch the shop cutter more carefully. Or, when the shop employee says "there is 1/8 yd left....and want to charge you for it, you might "just say no"
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:28 PM
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I still buy extra. Ran out once - hope to never have that happen again.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:00 PM
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I usually buy at least 1/4 yd. more than I need. More if I really like the fabric, and will use it elsewhere! :)
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