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    Help Please!!!

    Good Morning I need some expert help please. Ok the block is suppose to be 6.5 X 6.5. The white square is 6 in
    and the trim around started at 1 in and then I thought I was triming it down to 1/2 in, and as you can see I was sadly mistaken. So, any help will be appreciated.
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    I dont know how to fix it, because it looks like a lot of mine. Hope someone comes an tells you how. will watch ,want to know also. joyce j

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    Take the trim off and do it again, being more careful with your measuring and cutting. It's a mistake we've all made at one time or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedytrser View Post
    Good Morning I need some expert help please. Ok the block is suppose to be 6.5 X 6.5. The white square is 6 in
    and the trim around started at 1 in and then I thought I was triming it down to 1/2 in, and as you can see I was sadly mistaken. So, any help will be appreciated.
    Why did you trim the border down another 1/2"? If you had added the 1" border that would have given you a 6.5" block.
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    I agree with doing the trim over.

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    I do things like that all the time. If you have enough fabric left, rip out the border and start again. Usually when I make a mistake like that, I don't have enough fabric to change it out. I have to sew little pieces together to make the strips and then it doesn't look so great. But we've all done things like that. You were probably thinking one step ahead and not thinking about what was at hand. That's how we learn. And boy have I learned. And I think I'm going to be learning for the rest of my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Why did you trim the border down another 1/2"? If you had added the 1" border that would have given you a 6.5" block.
    Really That is my bad side me and measurements don't mesh sometimes. So you are a saying I can add the 1 inch border and I would be good?? I don't wanta get my blocks sent back to be I would Boo Hoo LOL
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    tedytrser: Sometimes when we are looking at instructions, we think they don't make sense. So think of it this way: a 1" strip when sewn to the block becomes 3/4" and when sewn to the sashing or to another block becomes a 1/2" border strip. Does that help to make it more sensible? And I go along with prior comments to take it off & redo it. It will look just fine. Beautiful colors!! :-)

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    I think you forgot to allow for the seam allowance. If I were you, I would just take that border off and put on a new one. It should come out just right then. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Thank you they did!
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    I agree take it off and redo.

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    It probaqbly would be best to take it off and do over. Sometimes the way things are written it' s hard to know how much to leave or where to sew. I wish it was clearer myself or are we just supposed to know where to cut and how it will finish so they are all alike. I wish I could help you more. Good Luck. Sue

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    The mistake is fixable. What's important is that your butterfly looks super. Good job with the applique, and also with fabric selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    The mistake is fixable. What's important is that your butterfly looks super. Good job with the applique, and also with fabric selection.
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Why did you trim the border down another 1/2"? If you had added the 1" border that would have given you a 6.5" block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedytrser View Post
    Really That is my bad side me and measurements don't mesh sometimes. So you are a saying I can add the 1 inch border and I would be good?? I don't wanta get my blocks sent back to be I would Boo Hoo LOL
    Understood ... been there done that!!! Several times in fact

    Remove the current border, cut a new one, attach and measure. If you are really hesitant, make the new border piece 1 1/4" then trim to the desired size.

    And my apology for not mentioning it the first time - the block is very pretty! Great job on the butterfly - which was the hard part!
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    The butterfly is beautiful.

    I would make like a frog and ... rippit, rippit, tippit. then start over.

    Is the inside block 6" finished or unfinished?

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    It's alay good to allow exta and trim to size.

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    made this one

    In block swaps do you have to put borders???

    Just realized one of my stems are not in the vase not good my friend not good!!!!
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    I agree, remove the border. Then cut your white square down to 5.5 inches I would cut the new border at 1.0 inch. Once sewn on it should equal 6.5 inches. No trimming required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltaddict View Post
    I agree, remove the border. Then cut your white square down to 5.5 inches I would cut the new border at 1.0 inch. Once sewn on it should equal 6.5 inches. No trimming required.
    Rethink that advice. I think people are getting confused with unfinished & finished sizes. Big Difference !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedytrser View Post
    Good Morning I need some expert help please. Ok the block is suppose to be 6.5 X 6.5. The white square is 6 in
    and the trim around started at 1 in and then I thought I was triming it down to 1/2 in, and as you can see I was sadly mistaken. So, any help will be appreciated.

    grab your handy dandy seam ripper and remove the pink and add a wider border
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    tedytrser---on your second block, you may not have to add borders, but you need to leave enough fabric around the outside edge for the seam allowance. Both of those cute flowers need to be moved down to allow for the seam allowance.

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    Just remember--The seam ripper is my friend. I got that from Bonnie's site, Quiltville.com. I think it is the best advice.
    I tell myself that everytime I have to rip.

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