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    The instructions say to sew a 7 1/4" strip to the long side of the two 3" and the one 2 1/2" squares, but! the 7 1/4" is too short by 1/4". no way around that. Did the author write it wrong?

    Take 3+2.5+3= 8.5 now minus seam allowances sewn on a completed block=7.5

    How do I sew a 7 1/4" to 7.5"?! Let me show you my block and Give a link to directions hope someone can help me out.

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/11/...uilt.html#more

    I lined up sides oposite to show the 1/4" off
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    You're absolutely right - the instructions don't add up!

    Very cute pattern though. I hope that you haven't cut up all your jelly roll yet! You could always square up your block to 7.25 after the fact I guess. It would be easier to just cut the long strips longer if you can.

    I hope you let us see how it turns out!

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    I would center middle block, sew together then square up block.

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    I just looked in the comments to the pattern and you aren't the only one having this problem!

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    You are right, it should be 7-1/2"

    Isn't this a cute pattern?

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    yup cute pattern and I did already cut the first 15 jelly roll pieces. I will just squae it up best I can when i finish the squares. Its going to annoy me sewing skewed though. but nan should be thrilled to get something for Christmas. We usually cant afford anything and it makes me happy to be able to do this :) I'm so happy! I love quilting :)

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    I've been there so I know how frustrating that can be! I agree that the best way is to square them up to 7-1/4. If you need the quilt larger, either add another border or widen the border. Good luck, keep us posted!

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    This has happened to me about 3 times now. The pattern directions are wrong, I wonder if they even try making one from there pattern before putting it out to make sure it is correct.

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    You are right. I always make a test block for just such a reason.

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    When I make quilts I make the blocks then square them all up to the size of the smallest one. As long as they're all the same it doesn't matter what size they are. They could all be 7 3/8" if that's what it works out to.

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