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Thread: Pattern/Instruction Errors?

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Big lesson learned ~ make a sample block first if you are unfamiliar with the quilt you are making just in case there's a problem with the pattern/template!!!
    We warmly welcome you as the newest member of a very large club who have all learned that lesson the hard way, Katie! :D You have a wonderful attitude about the whole thing!! It will serve you well! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I hope things work out without too much wasted fabric despite the wasted time. I learned long ago, to make a test block of whatever pattern, packaged or my own, that I was going to use before I cut all the fabric for a quilt. I use fabrics I don't like so much anymore, giving them a dignified purpose they would not otherwise receive. LOL The practice has saved me a great deal of time, fabric, and heartache over the years. I highly recommend it!
    I have to agree with this!! Patterns are written by humans and humans make mistakes.

    I always cut one block first to make sure it works before I cut all the fabric when I'm using a new pattern.

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    Like Ghostrider, I have learned about trial blocks because it is a good way to iron out the process. Plus - if the pattern is off, you have a chance to fix it or forget it before cutting up yards of fabric. Do I make a trial block for all quilts? Nope - and I have had to get creative at times.

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    I am glad you decided "vent", so that those of us that have the book are aware of the error. This is not a new book (2003) so I went to Jan's website hoping to find the correction somewhere, but found nothing. I guess I'll just make a note in my book. Thanks for letting us know. By the way, beautiful fabric! I'm sure the quilt will be gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctquilter
    I am glad you decided "vent", so that those of us that have the book are aware of the error. This is not a new book (2003) so I went to Jan's website hoping to find the correction somewhere, but found nothing. I guess I'll just make a note in my book. Thanks for letting us know. By the way, beautiful fabric! I'm sure the quilt will be gorgeous.
    If you PM me your email, I will forward Jan's response to you that has the links to the corrections.

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