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Always read the instructioins All the way through

Old 01-21-2020, 09:31 AM
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Yes, read the instructions "and" check for corrections with the pattern.

Hopefully, you will find the extra fabric you need. If not, post an SOS here.

I was surprised to find a correction on a pattern for a bag this morning. I'm taking the class on Thursday.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:37 AM
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I too found out the hard way to read all the instructions first and do the exact fabric layout even if it doesn't seem right to my liking and looks like there is a lot of fabric waste. I hope the LQS has the fabric you need.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
read the instructions first? that's just crazy talk.
read them all the way through? crazier

suffer the consequences if i don't?

well ... that's typical for me.
HaHaHaHa .... Patrice!! I agree!!! Been there!!
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
I feel your pain! I have a bad habit of buying a kit (rarely) and then not working on it for years--and about 1/2 the time fine a fabric issue way too late. Working on one now that the directions for cutting were bit confusing and they way they had you cut it meant that there was just no way to get all pieces cut--despite there being ample scraps left.
! Now I'm dreading that 8 year old kit I bought, lol! I was waiting to do it until my skills were a bit improved. I suppose the smart thing to do would be to be sure to go over everything several times, and be prepared to 'sub out' a current fabric.

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Old 01-21-2020, 12:22 PM
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Guilty. Done this more than once. Confession is good for the soul, you know.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:03 PM
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:25 AM
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I was making a braid quilt this week trying to get my mojo back again....figured this was an easy pattern to do right? Was down to my second last strip and cut it at 6 inches instead of the required 7 inches. Grrr! Had to rummage through all my small scraps stash for just enough red and white pieces to add into the quilt to have the required number of blocks to finish. Not the smartest thing I've ever done....but it will all work out in the end...hopefully.
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