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Thread: Patrice....I need some help!

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    You are always SO good at this....you have helped alot of people with patterns before and I thought of you right away this morning when I went to try to figure this one out.

    I am trying to make the attached block into a 12 inch finished block (12 1/2 inch unfinished)....how big does the center square need to be and how wide do the side strips need to be ....I can wing the corners and the hearts I have precut already...just need help with those two measurements to come up with my 12 inch block.....

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    PS....the pattern shown is only 4 inches square in the book! LOL I tried to enlarge it and couldn't get it to quite come out right doing that so just didn't know how else to figure it out! I am feeling dumb right now, but then I've been up and at it for 3 hours already....almost naptime!

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    rotary from EQ. you'll probably be fine rounding every up to whole inches, but you might want to do a sample with paper first just to be sure.
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    Thanks so much!!!! I have lots of other blocks to make so no hurry!!!

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    it's a compliment to be asked. very happy to do what i can. :P

    if this isn't helpful, let me know and i'll try again after work.

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    Patrice....Thank you again!! I put it together and it worked out great! I haven't appliqued the hearts on yet...but wanted to show you how well it worked out! Thanks again!

    This is one of 30 blocks for my DGD's quilt! She wanted a purple quilt! LOL I am doing a sampler style quilt and the border on the quilt will "somewhat" match the wallpaper border (the reason for the lime green color!) she has in her room. I'm hoping to get it done by Christmas....didn't quite make her birthday which was about a month ago! LOL
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    Just add that one to my "To Do" list--really beautiful. LOve the colors you chose for the block!

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    Thanks Vicki...I've been collecting shades of purple and lime green for some time now.... her bedroom wall border paper is pretty wild! LOL And she doesn't know this is coming... my daughter told me that when they put up the wallpaper border she said "Now I need to ask gramma to make me a purple quilt!" LOL

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    Very pretty. She'll be one very happy young lady christmas morning

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    ummmm ... i like purple too

    hint hint hint
    :wink: :mrgreen:

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    :roll: Well of course who doesn't like Purple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebJ
    :roll: Well of course who doesn't like Purple!
    I don't like purple.

    tim in san jose

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    you're standing on an awful lot of it. :mrgreen:

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    :shock: Tim doesn't like purple!!?? Off with his head!!!

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    That is beautiful, Country Quilter! You've done lovely work there.

    Tim loves pink though, didn't you tell me that, Patrice???

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    about as much as he loves a flea in his ear. LOL

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    I was just being contrary.

    I love a deep dark violet.

    tim in san jose

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    Patice, I need some help too! I am working on the Cardinal wall quilt by Elanor Burns. This is my first quilt for my 86 yr.old MOM. I AM TRYING TO FINISH FOR CHRISTMAS. Problem: The Moda Marble-deep burgundy is still sitting in a bowl in red water. I have washed it by hand about 8 times the water is still full of dye. What can I do? I have used a drop of woolite with both hot and cold water...no matter the water is still colored.
    Can I use salt..suggested in the chat room? I'm trying so hard to do the "perfect" quilt for my MOM...don't want to ruin it with this fabric.
    thought Moda would be quality.....I paid 8.99 yd. for this fabric...I guess feel/look/name doesn't mean great.
    Please advise.
    Thank you. so much for your help.
    Diana

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    There is a product called Retayne that helps to set your colours, I've used it & it works......however it used to have a warning on it about carcigenics (sp?) so I chucked it! However they may have changed their formula (or not) so you might like to check it out.

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    you will not get cancer from using retayne unless you drink about a gallon an hour every day for the net 500 years.

    as to the fabric, i'm sorry to say the only advice i'd give is to take it back and demand a refund. if the merchant won't give you your money back, then never set foot in that shop again. AND warn everybody you know you got ripped off by that shop. AND notify the Better Business Bureau. also, write a letter to the manufacturer. it's most likely a freakish defect. they should offer to replace it.

    honestly, i can't see spending all the extra money and time trying to save it, but if you insist on keeping it, i'd suggest throwing it into the washing machine with synthrapol. warm or hot water. rinse and spin it many times. then a good soak in retayne. you'll need to wash it at least once more to get out the smell. synthrapol and retayne are excellent products (i use both when i print my own fabrics) but - boy howdy! - they stink to high heaven. :lol: :lol:

    if i pay that much for fabric it had better not bleed at all. EVER. it makes me sooooooooooooooooooo angry to know places charge premium prices for garbage. :x

    i'm very sorry you're having this problem with such an important fabric. but thank you, thank you, thank you for telling us about it. i was going to order some of that stuff. sure won't do it now. :shock:

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    Thank you, everyone for your advice.
    I a still rinsing and washing TWO different pieces this AM.
    Both bleeding, I have given up on the Moda.

    I did try the salt and vinegar.
    Salt did not work.

    Vinegar seemed to lessen the bleed, but still have pink water.

    I will try one more round. Sure hate to make a yello or blue cardinal. Ha!
    Thanks again, God Bless.
    Have a safe holiday.

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    Burgundy is a beast for running in general. Patrice is right about bringing it back to the store - it may spare somone else from an unintentional pink future.

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