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Thread: I really need to read the directions.

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    We all feel for you. Been there done that way to many times.
    Let God be your quilt and wrap you in His loving care.

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    This it the pattern. I have all the blocks unsewn. It only took a couple of hours. This the pattern. The setting triangles have small blocks in them. I have had this quilt on my to do list for 7 years. It is going to be right. LOL!

    http://www.cotton-picking.com/Large_...nTheCotton.htm
    Happy Quilting.

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    I feel your pain. Sometimes it seems no matter how many times I read the stupid directions, I still get something wrong!

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    You can always add a couple of extra rows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdaniel023 View Post
    This it the pattern. I have all the blocks unsewn. It only took a couple of hours. This the pattern. The setting triangles have small blocks in them. I have had this quilt on my to do list for 7 years. It is going to be right. LOL!

    http://www.cotton-picking.com/Large_...nTheCotton.htm
    I see. It looks like the last logs of the background fabric form a sashing between the blocks. I'd try the design wall suggestion and see how I'd like them as they are now. As to the setting triangles, there are numerous tutorials on calculating the setting triangles if you don't know the size beforehand. Just do a search. I love the pattern and I'm sure your quilt will be lovely no matter how you decide to finish it.

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    I think I know how to sew my blocks - and then I read the directions! Bad habit!

    I am so bad at making myself read directions ALL the way through! Just finished the third blocks for a very simple block quilt and started to arrange the blocks in rows. Come to find out I sewed them together incorrectly and now they don't fit the right way in the rows. I am thinking about using them as they are - but then I will have seams where they shouldn't be - versus taking apart 30 blocks.

    At least I have a great seam ripper! It's the kind that looks like an x-acto knife with a small curved point that is super sharp.
    If I had known how much fun I could have quilting, I would have started 40 years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick View Post
    I see. It looks like the last logs of the background fabric form a sashing between the blocks. I'd try the design wall suggestion and see how I'd like them as they are now. As to the setting triangles, there are numerous tutorials on calculating the setting triangles if you don't know the size beforehand. Just do a search. I love the pattern and I'm sure your quilt will be lovely no matter how you decide to finish it.
    The small blocks are in the setting triangles which are pieced. Thanks for the suggestion though.
    Happy Quilting.

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    I am WAY too familiar with a seam ripper. It is the most used notion in my sewing room.

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    I feel for you, been there done that. Only read the instructions when all else fails? Here is one where I could kick myself. I am making a little sundress for my niece and am at the final assembly of the yoke to the dress and read that the pattern is for the top to the pants, not the dress. Do I feel stupid? A big yes. All is not lost because I just added an eyelet band to match the yoke and it is going to be super cute in spite of me. I'm going back to quilting, at least there I am a little smarter, not much; but a little.
    BettyGee, quilter on a Rocky Mountain High

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    I know nothing about log cabins but my first impulse was to say to add 2 more rounds of background fabric and just made the quilt larger. Now that I have said it, would that have worked? Just curious.

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