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Old 09-24-2011, 09:02 PM
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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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Old 09-24-2011, 09:22 PM
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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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Old 09-24-2011, 09:27 PM
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If you have like EQ7 maybe try drawing them in there to get better measurements. Just a idea.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:36 PM
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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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Old 09-25-2011, 08:36 AM
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Never had any trouble with Quilterscache patterns.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:49 AM
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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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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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