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Thread: Kool Kats Quilt by Northcott

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    Senior Member Normabeth's Avatar
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    Hi,
    I just fell in love with this quilt pattern, have several people I know that are Cat lovers. I have tried for two nights to cut the fabric for this quilt to do a test run. I have had NO LUCK. The instructions are very confusing to me. Has anyone made this quilt? Is there a trick to understanding the instructions?
    Thanks
    NormaBeth
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    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
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    Perhaps you could tell us which part you find confusing.

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    Have that diagram (the FQ with the squares drawn on it) next to your fat quarter. Cut out starting with number 1 (those are the biggest). I would do biggest to smallest myself, but you can follow the numbered blocks.
    What might be easier for you is to redraw that diagram onto a piece of paper the same size as your fat quarter, then you can lay it on top of your fabric and get a better idea of how to cut it. You need to do the same cuts to 13 FQs.

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    i love that pattern.

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    That is basically a snails trail, and it can get confusing. Let us know where you are having problems. Chris has a good place to start (unless, like me you start with a different size fabric -- sigh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    Have that diagram (the FQ with the squares drawn on it) next to your fat quarter. Cut out starting with number 1 (those are the biggest). I would do biggest to smallest myself, but you can follow the numbered blocks.
    What might be easier for you is to redraw that diagram onto a piece of paper the same size as your fat quarter, then you can lay it on top of your fabric and get a better idea of how to cut it. You need to do the same cuts to 13 FQs.
    That is pretty much what I was going to say. I stacked my freshly ironed and STARCHED fat quarters in sets of 3 and one of 4. On the top FQ, I actually drew the layout that was included with the instructions. This is not a real rotary cutter 'quick slash' as my husband calls it.

    Here is the link to my finished KoolKats -

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-157959-1.htm

    This is a very easily screwed up pattern. Let me know if I can help.

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    Could the issue be that today's fat quarters aren't always 18" x 22"? They should always be 18" in one direction, but the diagram requires they are 16.5" (3 #1s which are 5 1/2" wide) plus 4 7/8" (for the number 4 piece). That adds up to 21 3/8".

    Is that the problem you're having?

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