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    Good morning, my name is Robin and I live in very hot Texas. I am 58 years old, married, have 4 kids and 9 grandkids. I have owned a Quattro for about 2 years and have embroidered anything that would stand still. You need to know that I have never quilted a thing in my life. Recently I appliqued 12 squares and want to turn it into a baby quilt. I have a friend, I call her my ARTSY FARTSY friend who can turn a mudpuddle into a quilt. She is coming down to teach me how to quilt my squares. So before she gets here I thought I would attempt one of the jelly roll quilts since it seems so easy. I followed your directions and just finished. So I measure it and it measured 25 X 63. CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT I DID WRONG? Isn't is suppose to be 50 wide.
    Thanks for your help for this beginner.

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    Hello and welcome from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Not sure, can you post a picture of it?

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    no help here,just welcome :-D
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    no help here,just welcome :-D
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    Welcome from central Florida.
    Whose directions did you follow? It's pretty hard to tell what went wrong without a picture and an idea of the pattern.

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    Hi Robin and welcome from NE Ohio. Sorry I can't help.

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    Just want to welcome you! A big hello from NJ

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    Wanted to say welcome! This happened to me once and found my squares were off (I am terrible at cutting) by just a few inches here and there, it all added up to make the difference in the finished size.

    I just finished a quilt that had a queen size pattern, finished top is a king, dang, too big for my bed. One day, I will get the knack for cutting.

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    Hello RobinH!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Can you give us more info? What instructions did you use from this board?

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    Sorry I can't help you but....welcome from CT.

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    Welcome from Michigan.:)

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    Robin, being new was hard for me to figure out how to do things. If you go to the top of the page, it will have catagories and 1 will say home. There is another 1 that says help. try those to see if it tells you how to load the pics. Also I found it was easiest to get it into my avatar. Now maybe some one else will have better more direct info to help you. I am also from VERY HOT TEXAS. I am hoping so, cause I can always learn something on here and I still need help.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    Hi and welcome from Missouri!

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa.

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    Hi Robin, welcome from northern California!

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    Welcome from Central California!

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    Hi from Ohio!

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    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Gimli, Manitoba, Canada

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    Welcome.

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    Welcome Robin from sunny Deltona, Fl
    Have a Blessed day
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    Hi, Robin, and welcome to the board, from another Texas quilter.

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