Yes, I emailed Quilter's Academy authors asking for clarification on the instructions for my diagonal ends and torn edges not aligning. (previous blog post) Here is the response...
Then, I attached to the end of the table runner... and did the cutting 1/4" away from the corners.. Sure enough, the floppy seams SHOULD hide in the seam allowance when I put the border on. I have one corner though that looks like I might have an issue later.
Which makes me wonder....how many others find the learning curve of picking fabric to be challenging?
I find quilting an interesting craft. Some people are naturally crafty. They hardly notice the ability to choose colors is a challenge for some. A learned skill. Then, there is the math side of quilting. It is tediously precise sometimes. Do the people who are less color challenged, find it more challenging with the rules of preciseness and constantly measuring seams?
Anyway, back to my conversation with Carrie.
2. When I tore my fabric to align the grain, I was able to fold selvage to selvage without a problem. Edges lined up. But, when I folded the bottom fold up to the selvage, it was off. This was her basic answer..
...Sometimes, aligning fabric will come once after the first fold. Sometimes, it will align fine the first fold, and be off on the second fold. Sometimes, it will be off both times! Align the fabric with the starch the same way each time, being patient and slow and it will align.
HA. Who would have thought that once you get the grain line to work in the first fold, you would have to start over again for the second fold?
Anyway, I was absolutely amazed that the response to my email was an email requesting my phone number because it was easier to just talk through the problem! Thank you to the Hargraves for making this home class so accessible to everyone!