Monday, 3 December 2012

Fabric Preparation Routine

Hi guys!

A busy, busy Monday. Recently I am in charged of a huge project on contemporary arts and as a result it takes me almost 18 hours per day at work. Horrible huh?

Yet after a tiring day, I found peace at home with fabric and floss. Today I want to share with you guys how i prepare the fabricf or each chart.  Unlike others, I often prepare fabrics for all of the charts before decide which chart should I stitch first. By that, I hope that I will have no reason excuse. Does it make sense?

I have quite a number of charts from Heaven and Earth Designs. It will be very expensive if I buy pre-cut fabric (which not always have the size that I want) or directly from DMC. Luckily I found a place sells a chunk of 25count linen in lemonade color with cheap price so I bought a lot for stocking.

I love the smell of fabric and the the sound  when i cut it :D. Here how I normally arrange:

1. Add 3 inches to each size of the chart before measure the fabric.
2.  Find the width of the fabric and measure it. For example, width is 67 inches, length 500 inches.

3. Choose the charts which have at least one same size. For examples, I divide all the charts that have the same length of 27 inches, put it to one side and cut the fabric with dimensions of 27'' x 67''. I then calculate the combined width of the charts to make sure the charts meet the dimensions of 67''.
For example: Chart A: 27" (L) x 21" (W); Chart B: 27" x 20"; Chart C: 27" x 26"
-> Width A + Width B + Width C = 67''

By doing this I have the exact size of the fabric that I want without wasting any inches while cutting it.

Fabric after cut

Insert in Ring File sheet

Ring Binder
How do you prepare your fabric? I would love to hear!


1 comment:

  1. I only cut my fabric for a particular project. So I decide which project I am doing, add 3 inches on each side and cut my fabric for that project. I then keep any left over for other projects.