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Thread: measure twice, cut once?

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    Jul 2010
    A year & a half ago went to an estate sale, where there was tons of fabric. Prices were great! MANY, MANY kits. I picked out a lot of them more for fabric amounts, than for the patterns. Thimbleberries and other good names! One pkg I got, had a reciept in it for $100.00 + shipping!There was no pattern in this, just a jellyroll, I thought, 3.75 yds of ast. fabrics, & another 3yd pc (labelled quilt back) &1 pkg of stained glass bias. WOW! I'd forgotten about it!The fabricis MARY ROSE by quiltgate for R. Kauffman. Beautiful , pale pinks, creams,&pale greens.I paid $10.00 for all! Decided to use the quilt back as my background fabric. I sat down yesterday and cut pcs for a jellyroll quilt (crocus or tulip block, depending where you see it). Then started to sew! Then I found out my "JELLYROLL" was only 2" wide, ALL 40 strips!! ooops! Never assume anything , my mom always said! I think I've saved it! Had to recut the centers and I had cut "leaves" @2.5 so I had to recut the cornerstones for those , as well. ALL in all, the 1st block looks beautiful I guess I should've at least measured once & I would've saved some fabric!This quilt has 39 blocks, 6.5" finished, but is set on point (10.75"). I will have leftovers!! Oh well,REMEMBER TO MEASURE!!!Have the units sewed for the next 12, 4 seams & I'm 1/3 done.

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    :lol: I think we have all done this at least once :lol: However, it's not funny when you've realized you've done it but at least you let us all know that we're not alone :lol:

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    Super Member PurplePassion's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Southern MN
    OOOO, I was looking for a picture.

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    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Lakeland, Florida
    I want to see a pic too! I hate to hear about all the waste of beautiful fabric, but at least you were able to save it!!

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    Super Member sewwhat85's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    i make sooooo many mistake

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