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Thread: Question on making Warm Wishes quilt

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    Super Member MollieSue's Avatar
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    Hi SunnyHope!
    My 'correct' one is the yellow bug print one. The only issue I had was in getting my seam allowances right. I had to do some 1/4", and some a hair less. I have no idea why that was.
    I'm guessing you can do the pattern anyway your heart desires!
    Have fun with it!!
    :-) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy
    i also have the ruler with the slots in it an have had it for a couple of years now an love it makes cutting quilts out so much quicker
    Maybe the ruler is off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollieSue
    Hi Thimblebug, mine equalled 5.5". My seams look (to me) to be 1/4", but apparently they must not be. lol!! I'm just cutting down my 6" squares to 5.5", so far it looks like it'll work out.
    Thank you!
    that's the way to do it... make it the way you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollieSue
    I just got mine Dizzy, the other night, but so far totally love it! Makes everything go much faster! :D
    i got te one to help you cut out triangles half square triangles two days ago.but haven't felt well enough to cut any thing out yet .been having headaches really bad this week.An have to get sons invotations made an sent out this weekend.he's getting married in a couple of weeks.But they will still be living with us yet so I won't feel so bad until they get a place of there own.An
    i'm hoping that they get a trailor an just move it on my 2.5acres an then at leas they'll have one of the mothers to help them out when they need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Cindy
    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy
    i also have the ruler with the slots in it an have had it for a couple of years now an love it makes cutting quilts out so much quicker
    Maybe the ruler is off?
    I said it makes cutting quilts out so much quicker.An it also helps get the boarders cut so much faster.An when I cut my binding I use my hubies framing square to mark the material an cut away.It's so much quicker.

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    When I first started quilting I found that blocks that were supposed to be 12 1/2 before sewing to other blocks always came up too small when I made them. I found out several years later that I was not paying strict attention to the fabric as it was sewn and I was "losing" more than a quarter inch.

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    I'm not sure what kind of set-up you have for determing a 1/4", but what I've found useful is a little tidbet that I picked up somewhere.

    You know those stacks of post-it-notes, I'll take 1/2 of a stack and place it at the 1/4" mark and tape it down. I put the notes forward more and just a little past the needle in back. This way I don't have to watch my foot for an accurate 1/4". Its made sewing more enjoyable. :D

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    Once sewn your individual pieces should be 1/2 inch smaller, so your 6" should be 5.5", etc. I didn't realize this was an old post-sorry.

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    This was interesting to me because a lot of the time my blocks are a different size than they are supose to be. So I sewed the strips together and I got the same size as Molly. took it apart and made a smaller seam and gee whiz it came out the right size. So thaks Auntluc & thaks Molly for the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollieSue
    I know (hope) my strips are the right size as I just bought this new thingy to cut them with tonight - Shape Cut Slotted Ruler, by June Tailor. This thing is really neat! But I have never had a problem with my allowances before. I got two rows done, sewn together in rows, looks good except for the last square, it's off almost 1/2"! I gave up on it for tonight. I'm making it for my grandson's birthday, which is the beginning of May. Good thing I have plenty of time to get it figured out! lol!!
    that slotted ruler has been a life saver for me but I have screwed up once or twice an not counted my stripes just rigt an ended up short 1/2inch.But it didnt matter in mine i was cutting strips for log cabin quilts out of scrapes I was given.SO enjoy your ruler.If cutting a lot of the same size mark your lines that your cutting an that'll make it easier.Thats what I'm going to start doing on big stuff.

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