For future reference, if you starch the fabric before you cut it, it is much more stable and less inclined to pull off grain which helps with accuracy. It also makes it easier to control when stitching. You can get a big tub of starch powder from Lakeland. I make up about 1pt at a time and put it in a spray bottle to use. Spray the starch on the fabric and leave it for at least 1 hr to soak in. I usually leave it to dry overnight. Then I steam press it, being careful to try & keep the grain lines true.
This looks like a rather fun and light-hearted top so far
Thank you for your advice. First go at it bright and cheery for a little boy
This is very cute and you learn as you go so hang in there! You can also get little sand paper dots for back of your rules which helps them not slide on you when cutting. If want more info let me know and I will find a link to show them to you.
Thank you rather chuffed with how it worked out
The animal fabric is just ADORABLE...what a fun project!