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

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    Izy
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    I bit the bullet and forked out for 40 blocks of the uneven log cabin, it came today...

    The print is shocking! It is completely squiffed, I lay my 8.5" template on each printed block and it is off by at least 1/4"!!

    NOW I can pull and stretch it into shape, but my problem is this...will it twist the blocks out of shape after making and washing?

    Anybody used this ?

    All imput gratefully received, before I send it back!! :thumbdown:

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    Forgive me, but I am a little confused. Do you mean you bought 40 uneven log cabin blocks that someone else had already sewn? If so, I wouldn't suggest trying to pull them out. That would be a disaster. Unless they have to be 8.5, I would go 8" Other than that maybe someone else here has an idea.

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    No Deb,

    This is a pre-printed foundation block image on cotton, similar to paper piecing, which remains attached instead of ripping it out, but it looks like it has been stretched as it has been printed making the blocks distorted...clear as mud? :roll:

    I will attach a link so you can see what I mean

    http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalo..._the_Yard.html

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    Benartex ( I think) New York Beauties - no trouble at all
    I'd contact them to ask for a replacement.

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    I just finished a Grandmother's Garden using Foundation by the yard and it's not an easy product to work with. I have some Hunters' stars too, but I won't be buying anymore. Like you said, the blocks don't come out completely square and you have to fudge them:<

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    I'd send it back. You didn't buy it to have to make it work.

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    My guts are telling me to send it back, I have vilene that I could draw the blocks myself on to, but it was to save me time....

    It cost me about 15, which I could spend on fabric, money is tight!!

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    About 12 years ago I used the french braid and the flying geese foundation by the yard and had no problem with them. If you are concerned about it being printed incorrectly, take it back to the store, or if you bought it online, send them an email explaining your problem. I'm sure they'd give you a replacement.

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    I have emailed them explaining my concerns, I await their response.

    Thanks everyone for your imput, I am so disappointed in the quality of this!! :-(

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    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!

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