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Old 07-20-2021, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
I hate when things are 'assumed'. As in, the pattern writer assumes the reader knows how to make certain basic blocks. Over the last two years, I have been part of our guild's BOM committee. I have learned that many participants want their hands held the whole way and/or are so new to quilting that no instructions are too basic to be left out.

I too, am a visual learner. I love illustrations. And I suppose I am also an audio learner, since I tend to understand directions better when I read them aloud.

My biggest pet peeve is the omission of one very important distinction in many patterns or directions. That distinction is the 'finished' or 'unfinished' size of a block.
THIS....my biggest peeve too....when I was a pattern tester it was the #1 thing I always included in my direction remarks..I miss pattern testing...so many need use them today!
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Old 07-20-2021, 09:15 AM
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For now, I may stick to a certain pattern until I am comfortable with it. You all have been great at chiming in with your thoughts!



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