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Thread: Cutting issue

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    Cutting issue

    I was prepping my FQ for a turning twenty quilt when I took a phone call. After measuring the material twice before the cut, it never occurred to me that I switched my rotary in my other hand. : ( So, I no longer have the 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 piece.
    I am wondering if it would be noticeable to sew the two sections together to achieve my 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 width. How many of you would do this to make it work? I can't believe I did this to my beautiful fabric!

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    who is going to know your mistake, other than you ???
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    I would do it. As Deborahlees said, "Who is going to know....."
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    I would piece fabric if I loved it and wanted it in the quilt. I would try to make the seam as transparent as possible (ie: line up and sew using the "repeat" if it is a print). Since you have such a small amount in a fat quarter this might not be possible. Antique quilts quite often have fabrics that are stitched together to make a large enough piece of fabric. Good luck and let us know what you decide to do.

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    I piece together like fabric all the time for patchwork. You paid for it, use it how you wish. I think it also makes a quilt more interesting and personal. anyone can buy and put together perfect fabric

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    I made that or a yellow brick road and had washed my fat qtrs. that meant at least one wasn't the size needed for cuts on the pattern. i had to make do. it worked well for me. I was needing 2 1/2 inch cuts and didn't have enough, so i sewed two different color strips together to make the strips needed. looked planned.

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    I had one border on the quilt top I am working on now that I pieced. All my blocks were done except the last one as I was short one of the fabrics. It was a mottled burgundy fabric and I pieced it together. The seam is almost invisible and I am going to make sure I put a quilting line through the join to further disguise it. Unless your quilt is going to be judged, I would piece it. Some judges frown on a piece fabric, some not.

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    I'd do it. Or should I say I have done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    I'd do it. Or should I say I have done it.
    Same here!

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    Of course, I have done it.

    If you look at grandma's quilts, even small pieces would have been joined. No scrap waisted.

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    I've done it! As in my "enough pink" quilt I posted awhile back. That was a Turning Twenty Again pattern. I bet my GD will never notice!

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    I'm going to try piecing it together and see how it goes. It is three pieces and I have the same fabric to piece to it. They are mostly dark, so I will let you know how it goes.

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    Crazy quilts even have intentionally pieced patches. Go ahead and do it.
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    I've done it, in fact, just today. I pieced together five small strips to make a 4.5 " block...bad girl, bad girl! BUt what else are you supposed to do? Didn't have anything else in my stash that I wanted to part with...and this doesn't look bad at all!
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    I've done it on commissioned quilts. No biggie.

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    Just call it being "creative".

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    if there isn't any other way choice I'd do it.
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    Just put that pieced block on the side and it will be less noticeable. Your quilt your rules. I have pieced a setting triangle because I cut it diagonally with the squares wrong sides together. They are not the same. I just make a bigger seam and press it open, less noticeable that way.
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    I have several sashing strips pieced on the quilt that's being finished now. I cut some 8" strips when I needed 8 1/2". I preferred to piece them rather than buy more fabric. It doesn't show.

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    Well, I did it, and it looks great! You can't tell that I made a mistake and pieced them together a foot back. Thanks for the encouragement ladies! Sometimes I forget there are really no "quilt police".

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    Glad it worked out for you! I have done it many times, and it has never been a problem.

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    what mistake? - I thought you planned that!!
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    I've learned the hard way to stop cutting/sewing when on the phone! Glad it all worked out. I haven't been that lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    I'd do it. Or should I say I have done it.
    Same here... after uttering some not-so-ladylike words... LOL!
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