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Thread: HELP with a block, please!!

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    I'm playing around with another block pattern. I'm down to the last step and things don't fit!

    I'm doing this one: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patte...n=add_favorite

    I've done step 3 and step 4....BUT, they're supposed to fit together (as shown in step 5) but step 3's piece is 1" too narrow! Can anyone figure out what's wrong here???

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    i am at work so can't try it for you but reading it over...is your rectangle 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"? then you add the 2 1/2" squares on the corners and sew on the diagnals...it will finish at 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and should fit step 5 just fine...if you are an inch short...did you cut your rectangles 3 1/2" instead of 4 1/2"
    that's the only thing i can see just looking at the pattern that may be a problem, the pattern sounds correct...
    i will check back tomorrow when i'm home and if you still haven't got it to work, i'll try a practice one and see if i can help further.
    it's always a bumber when a plan doesn't come together.

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    Okay -- now THERE's the problem!!! That 4 1/2" rectangle is now 4"!!! HMMMMMMM what DID I do!! :) thanks I'll try that one again!

    OKAY! I got it! When I sewed the white square onto the rectangle, I sewed 1/4" in from the line instead of ON the line!! Makes a BIG difference.....at least a 1" difference!!
    thanks!!! :thumbup:

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    That is a beautiful block. Please post a pic when you are done.

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    The more seams in a blk the more chance it will not fit without exact 1/4 in seams in every seam. When working on a blk like this it will also depend on the weight of the fabrics. Maybe you need a scant 1/4 in seam instead of the 1/4 in.

    This is a more thana beginner blk also.

    Hope you get it figured out it is a great blk.

    ConnieF

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    Here it is -- I posted it in the picture section, too. It's called "Best of All".... thanks!
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    wow great :roll:

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    that looks really great

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    That is so Beautiful!!! Glad you were able to figure out the mistake. I love the colors you chose.

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