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Thread: Quilterscache patterns

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    Does anyone else find quilterscache patterns difficult to follow? I have found several that didn't have all the measurements and I found so many of them that the measurements are wrong. I've wasted alot of fabric. Is it something I'm doing wrong? I'm really frustrated????

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    I haven't had any problems with the measurements, but maybe I have just been lucky. When I was teaching beginning quilting I would use the measurements and write my own instructions for the traditional blocks I taught. I didn't like the way their directions are written, especially for beginners. I prefer the cutting directions to be with the sewing directions, not on a separate page. It is just a personal preference of mine when teaching.

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    i have found that if you dont have the measurements EXACT teh block is off and they are hard to get exactly right. At least for me as a beginner anyway. I will try some later :)

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    If you have like EQ7 maybe try drawing them in there to get better measurements. Just a idea.
    Tammy

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    Most of MH patterns specify a "scant" seam allowance.
    Practice a couple of blocks first and compare to see which technique was more accurate/or easier for you.
    If you have a 3.5" and 4.5" ruler, this will help you tremendously to achieve the blocks MH designs because most 12.5" blocks are broken down into 3.5" or 4.5" units unless you're working with smaller pieces then it's 2.5" units.

    I like her patterns and I had the same problem before until I came up with my own short-cut technique.

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    It's not just you! Most have worked for me, but there have been a couple that absolutely did not work!
    Maybe it was because of typos on their part?

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    Never had any trouble with Quilterscache patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertNurse41
    Does anyone else find quilterscache patterns difficult to follow? I have found several that didn't have all the measurements and I found so many of them that the measurements are wrong. I've wasted alot of fabric. Is it something I'm doing wrong? I'm really frustrated????
    Make them with scrap paper before trying it with fabric. I have done that several times when measurements don't look quite right!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter68
    Never had any trouble with Quilterscache patterns.
    me either

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    I found some to be perfect and others to be off a bit. The simpler patterns are usually okay, but ones with multiple seams, even with a scant 1/4 inch seamline) seem to "shrink". Carol

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    thanks for all the replies, guess I will keep trying :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper
    If you have like EQ7 maybe try drawing them in there to get better measurements. Just a idea.
    Tammy
    Oh yeah!! This is a wonderful solution!

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    I haven't had any problem with that site. In fact Marcia posted my Notions wallhanging on her site in the Notions section. It is the one by Dorothy.

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    Haven't had any problems with them but if you think there is a typo or the measurements are wrong, let Marcia know so that she can change it.

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    I've also never had an issue. But I tend to make sure my measurements are right and often just use her pattern as an idea rather than a pattern. Because i want to strip piece as much as I can and her directions are truly just for one block.

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    Haven't had any problems here. Maybe use scraps to see if the patterns work that way you don't waste your good fabric if you do have to tweak the pattern. You could then save the sample blocks and sew together later for charity quilts.

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    I taught myself to quilt using her patterns. During the process I discovered my 1/4" foot wasn't really 1/4" without adjusting the needle. I also discovered that one of my rulers was no where near accurate so now I check any new ruler I purchase.

    As someone else posted earlier, I now use her patterns more for ideas and do my own math and cutting methods when I make the blocks. Her cutting & piecing methods are definitely not the quickest way for me.

    Which patterns specifically are you having trouble with? I'm sure someone can give you pointers.

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