What advice would you give someone starting this project? Measure your fat quarter before cutting. Mine was 18 inches across with the selvage. I cut the selvage off first and it left me 1/2 inch short. I probably would have been short either way since you can't hide 1/2 inch of selvage in a seem, but I would have used a different fat quarter. By the time I realized I was short I didn't want to do all that cutting all over again and just improvised with some scraps. I'm hoping it's not too obvious once the whole quilt comes together and is quilted.