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Thread: Posted Pattern is wrong!

  1. #26
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    On buying a pattern for making a quilt, I'm thinking it would be a nice/good thing to have a photo of an actual quilt in the pattern package, as opposed to just a drawing, which might make the chance of having an error published less likely to happen. It would hopefully show in the construction an error has been made. Just thinking! In my case, if this scenario were to happen, the whole project would probably be shucked to the bottom of the basket never to see the light of day again! Another idea ..... sell what you have done as an UFO and start from square one again! To the new owner, making the corrections might not seem as big to work with!!!! ;-P
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    I did follow the pattern the first time, would have worked if the squares were 4.5", not the 4" the pattern says- the fix was improvised. Thanks for all the support, sometimes you just need to vent a little to make you feel better! the fix was not too bad, and if it was many more peices to fix- it might have been put away, but only 9 blocks need to be fixed- plus I really want to make this quilt- also made a different border of appliqued alphabet. will post a pic when its done!
    Last edited by StOngeDesigns; 05-14-2012 at 07:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StOngeDesigns View Post
    Hi everyone, I have lurked for soooo long and I am soooo mad that I must now actually join the group. Usually I make up my own patterns, but I wanted to throw together a quick project for my friend, and low and behold THE PATTERN IS WRONG! So, after cutting all the pieces, and mindlessly putting them together- the corners are 1/2" off, and I'm sooooo upset. the pattern is hopscotch quilt by laura jones (http://www.studioefabrics.com/docume...lle_Quilt1.pdf) and the picture of all the lines meeting up perfect looks so nice on the pattern! UNTIL you sew it! Ugggh. I posted some pics to show the disaster, and to prove I followed the directions on the link. Hopefully this will save someone else! Anyway, now that I'm done - I love this site! Sarah
    You might salvage the quilt by making the center three pieces (green blue squares) wider. That would only throw off the quilt by a small amount.

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    Oh dear....so sorry this happened to you. Are you going to contact the designer?

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    It is a shock to the system, so sorry, but the Board has given all the right suggestions as usual. It's a great group so I hope you will become a contributor too!

    For me, thanks for posting because I learned something new - DON'T cut it all up at once. I already knew about on-line updates, I would not use a pattern if the picture looks like something from EQ7, and I almost always test a block. Now of course I'm doing a complicated pattern, have already found errors in the cut directions and misprints in which fabric to put where, and it is a huge center star with a lot of pieced borders so I can't really do too much testing...I'll have to wing it. Maybe that will give me the motivation to try applique!

    Welcome, and please keep posting!
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    Glad to see the fix. Looks good. Please contact the designer so other quilters won't have the problem you did. Please post pics when quilt is finished.

    By the way, welcome to the Board!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH View Post
    As a pattern designer, I not only make the quilt myself but then I make it again after I have written the final hard copy. After that it goes out to five pattern testers before hitting the market.
    As a former pattern designer, I wholeheartedly agree! But, then, I was always very fussy about my pattern directions. I figured they would be a reflection on me.

    I have also found patterns with errors. It can be very frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Since you actually changed the pattern, you can't blame the pattern. Folded corners are sewn on the line from corner to corner, not a quarter of an inch from the diagonal.
    I didn't understand the making the square larger and then stitching and cutting and then placing onto the other fabric to make what I think is a snowball type block but I don't see why the 4"x4" squares wouldnt't work because it would be just one diagonal stitching and then snipping off the excess and it would have filled out that corner area.

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