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Thread: Help!! Foundation by the yard problem!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbiemoo
    Geez Louise! I learned something today! I never heard of this before! Can you tell I live in an area with no quilt shop and no classes available! I so envy people who live near a nice quilt shop where many, many classes are available!
    HA HA I KNOW this feeling well, after living on the side of a mountain in Spain for nearly 4 years, plus we only have one little shop that has only just opened here...

    I learn everything on line tee hee!! I actually saw a topic where someone was selling this on here which is why I bought it in the first place LOL!

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    Could you take your "vilene" product to a local photo/copy shop & have them run them through their copier for you? Some of the fancier copiers can just place one block on the scanner & duplicate it as many times as would fill the page. I wouldn't try it on my home printer, but even the school district might do it for you? (for a nominal fee)

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    Sounds like alot of trouble. I would send it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Could you take your "vilene" product to a local photo/copy shop & have them run them through their copier for you? Some of the fancier copiers can just place one block on the scanner & duplicate it as many times as would fill the page. I wouldn't try it on my home printer, but even the school district might do it for you? (for a nominal fee)
    I think the Vilene I have would be too flimsy, it really isn't difficult to trace on, just a bit time consuming when you want 40 blocks, but I don't have to do them all at once do I

    BUT it is a good idea if it's possible, thanks for the idea!
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    i've used Benartex ones. i'd contact the shop!! if you end up using them, don't fret. finish them and if necessary add strips around the edges to trim them straight. the log cabins will be wonky/tilted but the sqs themselves straight.
    clear as mud?

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    stitch your blocks then press well and trim to size, you can cut them after stitching to make them nice and square. not a big deal at all really. you can sew your strips in place and make them look just right inspite of the off print.
    that is a common problem with any printed panals, not just foundations. the print is put on the fabric then the fabric is wound on the bolts, and quite frequently are pulled out of shape a little. if we buy just solids/prints we do not notice it, but for pillow panals, foundations, ect the off-kilter lines show up more. you can tug it into place and press it well, should stay straight if you do that...there really is no problems after with them skewing again...your stitching will hold them in shape. a little starch will help too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i've used Benartex ones. i'd contact the shop!! if you end up using them, don't fret. finish them and if necessary add strips around the edges to trim them straight. the log cabins will be wonky/tilted but the sqs themselves straight.
    clear as mud?
    It is the Benartex ones, but I don't want to add sashings as I want to achieve the 'Barn Raising layout' which with it being uneven, gives you the lovely curves which I intend to applique in....great plans but seems to have fell at the first hurdle.....boo hoo!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I'd send it back. You didn't buy it to have to make it work.
    I agreee completely - I am sure you paid well for these, they should be to your expectations. Return them.

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    Cori, I haven't heard back from Cotton Patch, but after trying again to get them to square up by starching and ironing with no success, I have no faith in the product now, so won't be requesting a replacement, probably order more fine vilene and draw my own, at least I KNOW they will be square then LOL!

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    Personally I would send this back. Sorry it wasn't printed straight and you have this hassle...

    I would starch these types of foundations pretty heavily. It will help hold the pieces in shape while sewing on them. JMHO :D:D:D

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