Inspector CluesewÕs Case #113 ©1998 Merry May
PART 1: CUTTING
DEFINITION: W.O.F. means Òwidth of fabricÓ
The numbers given correspond with the same ÒrulesÓ we gave you to guide you through your necessary fabric quantities. No parentheses is for the Small project; (regular parentheses) are for the Medium project; and [brackets] are for the Large project. Again, we encourage you to go through and highlight, underline or circle the set of numbers which correspond to the size project you wish to make.
Light: Cut 1 strip (2 strips) [3 strips] 5 1/4Ó wide by WOF; cut into 6 (10) [15] squares, each 5 1/4Ó square.
Cut 5 (7) [10] strips each 6 7/8Ó wide by WOF; cut into 24 (40) [60] squares, each 6 7/8Ó square (you should be able to get five squares per strip); draw one diagonal line (corner to corner) on the wrong side of each of these squares.
Cut 7 (8) [9] strips each 2 1/2Ó wide by WOF; remove selvage edges; sew end-to-end; if
desired, wind the resulting strip around an empty paper towel tube; set aside for now. (So much for the empty paper towel tube mystery!)
IF YOU WILL BE USING GRIDDED GEESE:
Cut 6 (10) [15] strips each 2 5/8Ó wide by WOF (see Definition above!); cut each strip in half to 2 5/8Ó by about 22.Ó You should end up with a total of 12 (20) [30] of these strips.
Cut 3 (5) [8] strips each 5 1/8Ó wide by WOF; cut each strip in half to 5 1/8Ó by about 22Ó.
OR IF YOU WILL NOT BE USING GRIDDED GEESE:
Cut 9 (15) [23] strips, each 2 1/2Ó wide by WOF (see Definition above); cut each strip into sixteen squares, each 2 1/2Ó square. You should end up with a total of 144 (240) [360] squares.
Medium: Cut 1 (2) [3] strip(s) 5 1/4Ó wide by WOF; cut into 6 (10) [15] squares, each 5 1/4Ó square
Cut 5 (7) [10] strips each 6 7/8Ó wide by WOF; cut into 24 (40) [60] squares, each 6 7/8Ó square (you should be able to get five squares per strip).
Dark #1: IF YOU WILL BE USING GRIDDED GEESE:
Cut 2 (3) [4] half-yard pieces; then cut these into 6 (10) [15] rectangles, each measuring about 18Ó (the half-yard measurement) by about 11Ó (you will end up with some extra fabric here)
OR IF YOU WILL NOT BE USING GRIDDED GEESE:
Cut 8 (14) [20] strips, each 2 1/2Ó by WOF; cut each of these strips into nine rectangles, each measuring 2 1/2Ó x 4 1/2Ó. You should end up with a total of 72 (120) [180] rectangles.
Dark #2: Cut 4 (7) [10] strips, each 4 1/2Ó by WOF; cut into 24 (40) [60] rectangles,
each 4 1/2Ó x 6 1/2Ó
Cut 7 (8) (10) strips, each 4 1/2Ó by WOF; remove selvage edges; sew end-to-end; if desired, wind the resulting strip around a second empty paper towel tube; set aside.
ThatÕs all for now! GO ON TO PART 2 (or, if youÕre doing this as a workshop, your ÒChief InspectorÓ will have Part 2 ready for you then).