straight grain vs. straight pattern
I have been working with a geometric pattern for a bedskirt for DD's new house. Prior to starting, I pulled a thread to make sure I was measuring and cutting on the grain. After I got my pieces cut out, I noticed that the pattern was not printed exactly on the grain. Fortunately it is a small pattern so it is not terribly noticeable (although I would prefer it be right!). I am just forging ahead with this project as-is.
My question is for future reference, when the pattern and the grain don't match, should I follow the grain or should I follow the pattern?
P.S. This was first-quality fabric bought from a reputable home decorating fabric store. Not expensive, but not dirt cheap either - $12/yd.