August 26, 2017

Folk Stitches- Fabric Requirements and Cutting



This week we get to cut out the project! It's not my favorite part of the process, but a necessary evil. There are kits available at Kiwi Fabric in all 3 colorways if you need to buy fabric still. And if you're just joining us, you can read all about the free sew along here.





FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:

Color A- 1 yd
Color B- 5/8 yd
Color C- HY
Color D- HY
Color E- 3/8 yd
Color F- 1/3 yd
Color G- 1/4 yd
Color H- 1/4 yd
Background- 3 yds

Here are the Kona names for each colorway. I based these on what was available at Kiwi Fabric, but feel free to mix it up and change colors!

Classic 
Prussian
Cactus
Poppy
Capri
Dusty Peach
Shadow
Corn Yellow
Grasshopper

Buttercup 
Mediterranean
Cactus
Melon
Aqua
Shell
Limestone
Grellow
Lime

Pansy
Crocus
Ice Frappe
Melon
Sky
Bellini
Silver
Pansy
Pistachio


CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

ALL strips are cut to 1.75" x WOF. ALL squares are cut to 1.75" x 1.75". You should be able to cut 24 squares from each strip.

Tip: Instead of stressing about exact numbers, I just cut the appointed number of strips into 24 squares. I line a bunch of rows up at a time and cut in a grid, so that will happen naturally. Some colors will have more extras than others.

Color A- Cut 8 strips, subcut to 180 squares, cut (7) 2.5" strips for binding
Color B- Cut 10 strips, subcut to 224 squares
Color C- Cut 8 strips, subcut to 176 squares
Color D- Cut 9 strips, subcut to 212 squares
Color E- Cut 7 strips, subcut 168 squares
Color F- Cut 6 strips, subcut to 128 squares
Color G- Cut 4 strips, subcut to 84 squares
Color H- Cut 4 strips, subcut to 90 squares

Once again, I didn't count out squares or worry about the exact numbers, see tip above! 

From background fabric, cut 58 strips, subcut to 1,426 squares. This part overwhelmed me so I haven't actually finished it yet. I'm going to do it in a few batches as I go along. Honestly if I had that many squares on my table at one time I'm certain my boys would be overly tempted to use them as confetti!


You're ready to go now. See you next week for the first three block patterns!!

2 comments :

  1. I have the Stripology ruler, just need my fabric. I will get some this week.

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