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Old 07-04-2013, 06:05 PM
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Always reread pattern before cutting. Doing Anitas Arrowhead. You make 8' squares of contrasting colors leave 2'' openinv on 2 corners, cut on diagnal on SEWN corners!!! I did open corners!!!!! I hpe i can just sew the corners and open bottom? AAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGĞHHHHHHHHHH! Feel like big oldummy!!
Hopping your all having safe and fun 4th!!
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:15 PM
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Been there this last week I am doing fractures and have cut them the same way,double aaaarrrggghhh.
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I always have to learn by doing it wrong the first time! That's a fun and beautiful pattern.....Be sure and post photos as you go
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:09 PM
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Things will go better tomorrow, I just know it.

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:41 PM
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Anita has a fix for that right in her book... Obviously, she learned the hard way too. LOL!
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:08 AM
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So glad I read your post - I've been planning on doing this pattern and will be on the lookout for this.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:04 AM
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If you're taking her Craftsy class, she shows how to work around that.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:23 AM
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I just finished this quilt top recently. What helped me was looking at the pictures. I'd move the pattern from my sewing table to my cutting table and back again so I could constantly be looking to make sure I was doing it correctly. It's such a pretty pattern, but it would be easy to make a wrong move and potentially ruin a whole square.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Painiacs View Post
Always reread pattern before cutting. Doing Anitas Arrowhead. You make 8' squares of contrasting colors leave 2'' openinv on 2 corners, cut on diagnal on SEWN corners!!! I did open corners!!!!! I hpe i can just sew the corners and open bottom? AAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGĞHHHHHHHHHH! Feel like big oldummy!!
Hopping your all having safe and fun 4th!!
I'm taking that class, too. She actually does discuss that exact error and how to fix it.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:17 AM
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After many years of quilting, my #1 rule is that good old carpenters motto. "Measure twice, cut once." Making one sample block before jumping into an entire pattern has saved me a lot of disappointment over the years. Read and re- read the instructions, then do a sample block with scraps. Makes me happy peace
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