Well, folks, she was wrong. Period.
Although I accepted that long ago, I have to admit to being tempted, esp. when solid homespun fabric goes on sale at my favorite nationally-known fabric chain store (whose name I will omit here, but if you are in Australia, you know who it is).
Yeah - they had $8 homespun for $5 a meter and I was sucked in (when you're buying 10+ meters at a go, it adds up fast). To be fair, most of what I bought was fine - but then I got the soft green bit out I'd set aside for backing. As I was ironing the fabric, preparing it for the longarm, I found not one, not two, but three holes in the middle of it:
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The hole is placed in a horrible position - no way to just cut around it. I had to cut the panel down and piece it back together - giving me an extra seam in the backing on this particular project, something I generally try to avoid. But the person getting this quilt isn't put off by the extra seam and I have to admit the seams aren't very obvious after quilting.