Lately we've been having issues about measurements. Sometimes students tell me they want, for example, a cross window that's 16" x 20" with two borders. When I give them their pattern they measure it and say that they mean that the cross part should be 16 x 20 with the borders adding to the size. Sadly, that's not the way it works. The measurement is the finished size of the window not the inner part of it. Borders change size depending on the size of the window so you can never know how much extra space borders will take up. Consequently, measurements should ALWAYS include the borders (and channel) as measured from by the red lines, not the green lines, in the picture below. Measurements are the overall size of the completed project.
Angie pulled out this Snowman pattern last week and this week she has it all tacked together already. This will surely be completed when we post our last blog of the year next week and I think it's going to look even better than it already does.