Cut the widths of plain fabric to the length of your calculated FABRIC CUT DROP.
Put a pin in the bottom of the right side of each cut drop of fabric as you cut it.
The sheen and grain can be very subtle on some fabrics. This will help you join the widths the right way up and right sides together to make sure the fabric is all the same way up. Remember to put a pin in each half width if you split a width.
We now need to join the required widths to make the fabric panel.
If your panel(s) need a half width, cut down one of the widths to split it into 2 equal halves.
Lay fabric panels to be joined right (face) sides together, selvedges together (make sure both panels are the same way up),
align bottoms and edges.
Always join on the selvedge.
Join the panels with a plain seam. (2cm seam allowance)
Press the seams open (No Steam)
Check the bottom of the panels are straight, if not trim.