Friday, August 14, 2015

In Which The Nice Fabric Store Lady is Presumed to Have Magical Powers

Tales from the Cutting Counter:

A customer brings a bold of polar fleece to the counter.  The fleece is printed with big pictures of Lightning McQueen, from Disney's "Cars" movie.  The fabric is 58" wide, and is folded in half to fit on the bolt board, which is typical of most fabrics. The customer is making a pillow from the fleece, and is concerned that the motifs on the fabric will be too large for her pillow form.  I measure the print, and assure her that the entire racecar will indeed show on the pillow top.

The customer says, "Can you please make the cars on the back of the fabric smaller, so that I can fit more of them on the pillow?"

I say, "..."