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This time, put the right side facing up on the table. The side that you want to be in contact with your body should be facing upwards, then place the calico pieces on top, as a guide to cut around.

Try to be economical with your fabric, but do not change the direction of the pieces. They should all be lying, horizontally like a ladder, parallel with the grain of the fabric. Do not cut until you are sure that it is the right way, because you will distort the final results.

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