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Thread: Cut fabric too short- Need advice please

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    Junior Member tyoung's Avatar
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    I am working on a large block quilt, cutting out fabrics. This morning I cut 4 pieces of fabric 1 inch too short. One piece is black and one piece is gold. Do I sew the back together since the quilting will hide the stitches or go buy two more half yards and start over? At $10 a yard, It seems like a waste of money to start over, but I want it to look nice too. Ugg!

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    unless you have some use for more fabric I would piece it. On the other hand if the pieceing would bother you more than someone else, then buying the extra fabric would lessen your stress and frustration. It is possible, since you say the quilting will cover it, that no one but you would ever know.

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    Can you incorporate new/other material for the missing sections? Just add new color for the missing parts?

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    If the quilting will hide it, piece it together :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by gemmyfrog
    Can you incorporate new/other material for the missing sections? Just add new color for the missing parts?
    No, I cannot add new color for the missing parts. It is a turning twenty block.

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    If it's a Turning Twenty block, just piece it. No one but you will ever know. If your fabric is patterned you may not even notice the seam. As my daughter often reminds me when I stress about little quilting mistakes, "Mom no one will ever see it when they are sleeping under that quilt". Just piece it and move on.

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    I have had to piece many times. It usually does not show.

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    I would piece it.

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    I have done that a couple of times before and I've just pieced it back together and treated it just like whole cloth. It's never stood out in the end product to my eyes.

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    Just piece it. I would probably press the seam open on those two pieces so there is no seam bulk in those blocks.

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