In general, I am not too squeamish about sacrificing a bit of fabric. I tend to buy a bit more than I need, so if I miss-cut or find that I want extra of something, I am covered. This project I am working on for my Friday Finish this week is off the chart as far as wasting fabric is concerned. Do you see how my ruler is positioned? That is one of nine two and a half in strips I need for a fussy cut lattice. The fabric to the right of the ruler is what I am wasting to get to the next repeat of what I need. I started with four and a half yards of this pretty Alex Anderson fabric, and cut it to ribbons. Here is my scrap pile.
I was very grumpy about all this waste. As it turned out, I was not thinking creatively enough about the manner in which my fussy cut strips were going to meet up and work with each other, so it was a very good thing I had some extra fabric to play with. I ended up having to piece the lattice, but at least I was able to achieve the effect I desired. So, in the end, most of the fabric I squandered was due to my own ineptitude!