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Thread: Done a Dumb thing...

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    Done a Dumb thing...

    I have done a dumb thing. I have been working on a BOM this year. I missed a couple of months and finished the blocks up today. Problem? About 2 months ago was going to start a new project and decided to check out my 1/4" seam, make sure is was really a 1/4". It wasn't, it was smaller. So I adjusted the needle so that it measured to the right 1/4". Now the two blocks I made came out 1/2" smaller. Instead of 12 1/2" square, they are 12". Not sure how it happened and makes me think I better check the measurement again. Now I think the easiest thing to do is trim all the other blocks down to 12", or buy more fabric and make the 2 blocks over again. Any advice on this dumb thing I've done???
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    Either way way should work unless they have points... if you cut down you will cut them off.. in that case remake them..

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    way not just add a sash to your block that is too small?

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    or better yet...I forgot the name of it...but you take a 1 inch strip and fold it in half and sew like you would a border. its will make a really nice frame on the block.

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    Bummer! You can add sash to the 2 smaller ones as others have mentioned. You can sew 2 new blocks or you can downsize your quilt. Use the smaller blocks for pillows?

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    I'd just take the 2 blocks apart that are to small and check the seam on the blocks that are 12 & 1/2 and reset the needle and resew the blocks. Just my 2 cents.
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    I agree with framing the smaller blocks with a delicate 1/2 inch sash. Lovely! Call it your design detail.

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    I would just undo the 2 blocks and do them over using the OLD setting!

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    Unless the two blocks have a "million" pieces, I would remake these blocks. If not, add a border. I don't believe I would cut the other blocks down to smaller size. But that's my own opinion.....

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    Just for future use: when I am on a project I put a sticky note on my machine to let me know my needle and other settings if not default. Also, if it is a BOM I might put down which rulers I used too, so I use the same rulers each month. Then I keep the sticky with the project when I go to do something else. I need lots of notes!

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