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Old 08-16-2020, 05:46 AM
Lee in Richmond
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
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Originally Posted by closej View Post
Hi All,

I haven't made a quilt for about 10 years I followed the pattern for measurements of required material but when cutting strips as per pattern the fabric isn't long enough it is about 2 inches short.

What have I done wrong when buying the fabric and how can I fix this problem?
It says the finished quilt is 41" x 41", so the usual 42" of fabric selvege to selvege should work. I have a bad habit of not reading the directions beforehand, and once I cut the pieces for the top, read the directions later, and ended with too short a piece left (I could have cut a different direction and would have been fine). In my case it was a kit, so this mattered! You can carefully piece the border if you have enough to work with.
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