- The finished size of the cushion cover I plan to make is 15" x 15". So I cut out 15" x 15" square with 1/4" seam allowance all round.
- Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and width-wise.
- Mark the fold lines with marking chalk. Mark the center of the fabric. As already mentioned in point 3 above, I'll use some point close to this as my starting point.
- Lines extending up and down from the center mark the center of block 8 lengthwise and the center of block 7 width wise.
- Yes I've divided the entire fabric into blocks of 10 holes as marked by the red lines in the picture above. I have 15x13 blocks.
The Chart has 14 columns and 7 rows. I've turned the fabric around so it has 15 columns and 13 rows rather than 13 rows and 15 columns. The picture above shows my design placement.
That done, I am all set to begin. The whole process takes about 1/2 an hour to maybe 45 minutes. Think this is too much work? Imagine how you'll feel when you're half way through a project only to realise your design does not fit into the designated fabric area or it is off-center.