Here is a lovely easy question for the experts. (I am still awaiting the arrival of my authoritative tome on the subject.)

Yesterday, at evening classes, we were making the piping for our cushions. To do this, we used straight strips of fabric which we cut, seamed and then ironed into a square: this meant that we could cut bias strips along the folds thus created.

I asked the teacher for a precise method of calculating the length and width of the fabric strip required. Like all those with experience and ability, she gave me a very approximate guide using a practised eye. Surely there is a more precise way of calculating this?

I should be grateful for the advice. Once I have a suitable equation, I can add it to my portfolio!

Rachel

Yesterday, at evening classes, we were making the piping for our cushions. To do this, we used straight strips of fabric which we cut, seamed and then ironed into a square: this meant that we could cut bias strips along the folds thus created.

I asked the teacher for a precise method of calculating the length and width of the fabric strip required. Like all those with experience and ability, she gave me a very approximate guide using a practised eye. Surely there is a more precise way of calculating this?

I should be grateful for the advice. Once I have a suitable equation, I can add it to my portfolio!

Rachel

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