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Thread: NEED HELP Cat Advent Calendar (Wm. Morris)

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    Here I go again; have to direct this one to the "brain trust" ...
    I purchased an adorable fabric panel called "Christmas Cats Advent Calendar" P380 William Morris Christmas designed by FABRIC FREEDOM in London, England. No directions, didn't see a "sample" made up. Now that I have it here in front of me I'm confused (no headline bulletin there). In my mind an Advent calendar is something you "add" to on a daily basis starting on or about December 1st. I envisioned that I'd be using velcro (hook 'n loop) to "attach" each day's cat block. This panel looks to me that it was designed to get assembled/used
    in some other way. Anyone out there with experience with this panel who could shed some light on where/how to start and to tell me what I'll end up with? Many Thanks, Cathy

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    No, idea, but I love anything with cats. Hope you can find a picture to post!

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    Interesting... Check out these two patterns on Fabric Freedom's website

    Instructions for Dickens Calendar

    Instructions for Advent Calendar

    http://www.fabricfreedom.co.uk/QuiltsAndProjects.html

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    Can we get a pic of what you have? Is it the same as this? Found this on amazon.
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    I am not sure why they just add the dates to these, and randomly too...
    Maybe someone else here can shed some light onto this :D:D:D

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    An advent calendar is used from Dec.1st to 25th. You make it ahead of time and put a small piece of candy or a coin in the pocket. Everyday, whomever you made it for, takes the candy to eat or the coin to put in a piggy bank. It helps children count the days until Christmas morning.

    http://www.fabricfreedom.co.uk/QuiltsAndProjects.html
    Scroll about 1/2 way down and there are free instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    Can we get a pic of what you have? Is it the same as this? Found this on amazon.
    Yes, this is exactly what I have.... Thanks for your interest.

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    Ok... so the cat blocks get sewn on as pockets, to the piece with the numbers :wink: gotcha :D

    Still curious as to why they randomly mix up the dates :D:D:D

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    [quote=amma]Ok... so the cat blocks get sewn on as pockets, to the piece with the numbers :wink: gotcha :D

    So now you make up a pocket with each cat pic, I would sew a backing to each little pic, leaving an opening to turn, and then sew both sides and bottom of each pic to the backing, keeping top open to put a little something in. Hope this helps. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Interesting... Check out these two patterns on Fabric Freedom's website

    Instructions for Dickens Calendar

    Instructions for Advent Calendar

    http://www.fabricfreedom.co.uk/QuiltsAndProjects.html
    OK - after reading the posts...I think I've got it. The directions download is good but added to "Laureneberherd's" description that an ADVENT calendar contains "pockets" (I must say that I've never seen one with pockets only ones with ITEMS to attach [velcro] daily to mark each passing day, in the countdown to Christmas day. Of course any & all would be made in advance to have ready to use at the start of Advent & most [unless made of paper or such] can be used year after year. I was also expecting numerical order instead of random order. My expectations/experiences were also that Christmas Eve was the last day to use the calendar with no space for Christmas itself as that was the goal all along - this panel will make 24 POCKETS) I guess this all makes sense.
    I knew the members of the "brain trust" would come through once again. Many thanks to all. This group is fantastic! Our grandson is just 13 months old; so I'm thinking I have a whole year and a little bit to actually put this together.

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