Will they, won’t they?
I have assembled and cut to size the inner borders for Kyoto Garden. I spent an afternoon measuring the quilt, and the pieced outer borders, and checking the math. Theoretically the inner borders should fit just so, allowing the outer pieced squares on point to line up just so.
Unfortunately the last minute measurements I made today don’t match the ones I made two days ago. I’m not sure which ones are actually right. Did I stretch things then or not smooth things out well today? Grump.
If my seam allowances were all absolutely perfect then this wouldn’t be an issue, but unlike some people who claim they can always cut the borders to the pattern’s mathematically correct dimensions because they always sew perfect seams, I know I have variations. Just a thread or two multiplied across several seams can add up! I try, but there’s usually some variation in those seams!
So will my borders fit or won’t they? Can you tell I’m procrastinating finding out?