Note from Hen & Chicks Studio about this pattern and kit: The designer of this pattern calls for 1/4 yard cuts. Unfortunately, you need to cut two 4 1/2"-wide strips out of each 1/4 yard of fabric. Although that works mathematically, it leaves no room to straighten the fabric or for any type of error. Because we'd already cut the 1/4 yard pieces, we chose to change the width of the strips we cut to 4" wide in our store sample. Our finished quilt is slightly smaller than the dimensions on the pattern.