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Fabric Usage
« on: 05 August 2014, 22:40:56 »
Hey there,

This may sound a little stupid but I used the Fabric Usage feature for printing and I am confused about the way it is printed. It says "#5, used 19x, fabric 2 in". I'm not sure how to figure this out. I set the length of fabric to 43 in because that's how wide I would buy it. Does this mean I need 19 strips of 2 in wide fabric or 19 pieces 2 in wide? I'm not sure if I picked the wrong fabric width or I am just not understanding how it is written out. Thanks for your help.


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Re: Fabric Usage
« Reply #1 on: 07 August 2014, 07:45:22 »

Here is how to read this: fabric #5 (= the fifth most used fabric in the design) is used in 19 different patches/pieces. When using 43" wide fabric, a single strip of 2" should suffice to cut all those pieces from.

So maybe your design has 19 square patches of less than 2"x2", that would match the description.

Usage is estimated based on the size of the largest piece and the total area of fabric needed (including seam allowance).

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