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Thread: Quilt pattern directions

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    Super Member Mad Mimm's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMel
    I recently made a tote bag from a magazine and the fabric requirements made it nearly impossible to cut the number of pieces in the size you needed and have enough fabric...Spent half the afternoon measuring and trying to figure out how to get enough pieces from the amount of fabric I had purchased...
    I did a pattern from a magazine and had the opposite problem - three strip sets when two would have sufficed for each set = tons of fabric leftover. I am still deciding if I am going to make the quilt bigger or make another lap size from the leftovers. Sheesh, what a waste of good fabric I could have kept in my stash! Live and learn...

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    Super Member pastimesquiltdesign's Avatar
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    I design quilts and sometimes find the pattern writing to be the hardest part of the whole project. What makes sense to me as a quilter of 10 years may not make sense to someone just starting out.
    I try to put a lot of picture diagrams if possible in my patterns for this reason. It would be wonderfully helpful (but not really practical) to have someone else make each quilt before I publish the pattern. :)

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