Here are some tips:
Choose a plain background fabric and then two with a pattern. This will make measuring a lot easier. You can hopefully just follow the pattern of the fabric.
You're welcome to round up to the next inch but you might wanna fold a little more than a quarter of an inch.
If you like this fabric I bought it at Jo-Ann's in 3 different trips using 3 different coupons. Because I have friends in all places.
I think this makes a great baby shower gift! The Union Jack is mod. And have lots of fun doing this. Any questions or comments can be emailed or left on the blog. Measurements:
Back Crosses(pink in picture): 33" length, 4 inches width
Top Thinner Back Crosses(polka-dot in pictures): 33" length, 1 1/4 width
Horizontal Line (Pink): 27 1/2" length, 5 3/4 width
Vertical Line (Pink): 18 1/2" length, 5 3/4 width
Horizontal Thin Line (Polka-Dot): 27 1/2 length, 3 3/4 width
Vertical Line: 18 1/2 length, 3 3/4 width
Phew! I think that's it.