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Thread: Uh-oh!!! Help!

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    Help! I purchased an Antique Rose kit from Keepsake Quilting. Service was great but.... The pattern called for 10 1/2 inch squares framed by 4-fabric strips crosscut into 2 1/2 inch units.After careful sewing and cutting the strips are 1 inch too short! What can I do? These are the side strips and if I cut the top and bottom strips 2 1/2 in, they will be waayy short. Does any of this make sense? The pattern is by Sweet Treasures.

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    Did they short you fabric or did you cut the fabric wrong? I would say that if they shorted you fabric contact them. If you cut the fabric wrong maybe see about buying replacement in that fabric!

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    So, do you have two pieces for the sides that are 10 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches? And then you would need two pieces that are that are 15 inches by 2 1/2 inches for the top and bottom?
    Are you saying that the longer ones are only 14 inches? or are both sets too short?
    I'm just trying to understand so I might be able to help figure out what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutNup
    Help! I purchased an Antique Rose kit from Keepsake Quilting. Service was great but.... The pattern called for 10 1/2 inch squares framed by 4-fabric strips crosscut into 2 1/2 inch units.After careful sewing and cutting the strips are 1 inch too short! What can I do? These are the side strips and if I cut the top and bottom strips 2 1/2 in, they will be waayy short. Does any of this make sense? The pattern is by Sweet Treasures.
    I would contact Keepsake Quilting regardless of mistake being theirs or yours. They may still have the fabric in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    So, do you have two pieces for the sides that are 10 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches? And then you would need two pieces that are that are 15 inches by 2 1/2 inches for the top and bottom?
    Are you saying that the longer ones are only 14 inches? or are both sets too short?
    I'm just trying to understand so I might be able to help figure out what to do.
    I have cut 2 sides according to directions, and they are too short. After realizing they were too short, I haven't cut the other 2 sides. The fabric is just exactly enough for directions with none extra. the short sides are 9 1/2 in. The pieces I have not cut are 13 1/2 in wide.

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    I think that is so stupid that you buy a kit to make and there is no 'extra' fabric. Geez for the price they charge you would think that they could afford a few inches extra. Oh well, I have never had a quilt kit but one day I sure want to get one. :) I wish you luck, I too would see if they have extra fabric at the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutNup
    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    So, do you have two pieces for the sides that are 10 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches? And then you would need two pieces that are that are 15 inches by 2 1/2 inches for the top and bottom?
    Are you saying that the longer ones are only 14 inches? or are both sets too short?
    I'm just trying to understand so I might be able to help figure out what to do.
    I have cut 2 sides according to directions, and they are too short. After realizing they were too short, I haven't cut the other 2 sides. The fabric is just exactly enough for directions with none extra. the short sides are 9 1/2 in. The pieces I have not cut are 13 1/2 in wide.
    There is something wrong with these measurments. There is no way those strips will frame a 10 1/2 inch square but they will fit a 9 1/2 square. Do the directions tell you what size the finished block should be? If you are supposed to have a 13 1/2 block, then you need to trim the square to 9 1/2.

    If you are supposed to use the 10 1/2 inch block, then the directions are incorrect. And your strips should be 10 1/2 and 14 1/2 inches. If this is the case, I would contact the store for replacement fabric.

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    Most kit companies will send you extra if you are short...I'd contact the Co.

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    It certainly sounds like they made the mistake with their cutting instructions. I would give them a call.

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    good luck! it would be very disappointing if you could not complete it.

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