Thank you all for the great advice!
I'm going to fix the strips I've cut and I feel confident now I can make this work.
I'll keep you posted!
So I finally got my design in order and I happily started squaring up and cutting strips from my fabrics. Usually I cut strips from the lenghtwise grain/ warp, but since the pattern here runs over the crosswise grain/weft, and I wanted all the sofa's visible I cut from the cross wise grain.
I made a huge dent in my cutting only then to realise all the strips looked like they were off! Disaster! Had I cut them all wrong? So I checked, I ripped, I frayed and in the end I decided I needed the ultimate test, pulling threads out of my strips.
Please have a look at this.
Cutting these fabrics has sent me into a mini crisis, doubting all my sewing skills! Lucky mum came over, she is a professional seamstress , and her opinion was that the fabrics were printed slightly off and to cut along the pattern rather than the grain. What do you think?
Thanks for your help!