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Thread: rectangles for new pattern

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    I wonder if you girls would help a beginner out? I have a pattern that I would like to make. I need 65 rectangles cut and the measurement is 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 in . Should I allow 1/4 seam allowance also?

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    I learned the hard way on other projects, best to cut them bigger and trim them to size after sewing. The difference between 1/4" and scant 1/4", especially if it's not consistent will mess up all your hard work.

    If you are following a pattern, look carefully at the instructions. Most, in general, will include the seam allowance. But like with all things, there are exceptions.

    Have a wonderful time sewing!

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    What is the pattern?

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    Can you copy to here exactly what the instructions say to do? Or provide a link to the pattern? :D:D:D

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    it's called polka dot party from the book quilting with bits and pieces.

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    I see a picture of Polka Dot Party about half way down this page:

    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw...oks/4E1840.php

    so I see the small rectangles, but I can't tell the finished size. It should say in your instructions what the finished size is so that you know if seam allowances have been included.

    Wish I could be more helpful...

    Laurie

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    usually patchwork patterns include the seam allowance, the seam allowances are sometimes left off for applique projects, not piecing projects.

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    The pattern should say.....

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    it really doesn't say just cut 65 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. I guess I will have to make a sample pattern. Thanks anyway

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    But it doesn's say anywhere that seam allowances are included? Or not included?

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