Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Always read the instructioins All the way through >

Always read the instructioins All the way through

Always read the instructioins All the way through

Old 01-20-2020, 12:29 PM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tavistock, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,030
Default Always read the instructioins All the way through

Misread the instructions for a quilt kit. Now I'm short about 12" of a 6 1/2" strip for one fabric..... And today was to me day to sew and finish this quilt top. Not going into the quilt shop till Wednesday (2 days). Have phoned and left a message - hoping there is more fabric there! Otherwise there will be tiny redesign...
SuzzyQ is offline  
Old 01-20-2020, 12:43 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41,159

Oh man, I hate that!
Tartan is offline  
Old 01-20-2020, 06:10 PM
Super Member
Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,254

I cut wrong for my class today, but got super lucke the strips were slighly larger so just had to cut them down, but i hate those mistakes so much
Dolphyngyrl is offline  
Old 01-20-2020, 08:03 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: kansas
Posts: 6,405

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.
quiltingshorttimer is offline  
Old 01-21-2020, 03:26 AM
Super Member
jmoore's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Boothbay Maine
Posts: 9,511

I feel your frustration...I did the same on my recent finish. I was using two layer cakes that I had in my stash for a few years to make a queen size quilt and I cut them wrong. I had to buy more fabric but the real challenge was matching colors to the “old” layer cakes that I had already cut and pieced.
jmoore is offline  
Old 01-21-2020, 04:10 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,718

Been there, done that. You are not alone. That's what scares me the most about quilt kits. Hopefully your LQS has more. I have hunted for fabrics online and have gotten lucky. Sometimes even though I read thru the patterns, mistakes happen.
toverly is offline  
Old 01-21-2020, 04:19 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 2,680

I bought a quilt kit onetime, then put it away for several years. When I finally got it out and sorted out the fabrics, found that one of the fabrics hadn't even been included. Haven't even considered buying a kt again.
sandy l is offline  
Old 01-21-2020, 04:25 AM
PatriceJ's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southeast Georgia, USA
Posts: 9,058

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.

  • necessity is the mother of invention. lazy is the crazy aunt.
  • for issues regarding the reminder emails, please contact [email protected]
  • To contact me with questions or suggestions that relate to our community, you may email [email protected]
PatriceJ is offline  
Old 01-21-2020, 04:52 AM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 59

I was gifted a Block of the Month "kit" with all the blocks and finishing fabrics...started to cut it out, and discovered 2 months worth of fabrics did not contain enough of the fabric to even scrimp and get pieces cut...Of course the kit is a couple of years old...so no way to find the fabrics...in one case I need 4 2/12 inch squares...which are prominent in the block..so will have to "wing it" when I get to sewing it.... One of the reasons I hesitate to buy kits!! Sometimes way too much fabric...but the opposite can be true and frustrating!
Good luck with finding the additional fabric you need!
pmonaghen is offline  
Old 01-21-2020, 07:39 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wis
Posts: 5,925

That sounds like something I would do. I hate when I do stuff like this. But you’re creative so you can make it work if there’s no more fabric!
Doggramma is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter