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    Senior Member roadrunr's Avatar
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    I would finish it, it is very beautiful and someone will love it! It really doesn't matter if your seam is not 1/4" as long as you keep the same seam allowance throughout the whole quilt. Your quilt will just be smaller than what the pattern says, if you want a certain width and length, you can always make your borders wider or make several borders.

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    Dear toolazy, your quilt is lovely. As long as your seam allowance is consistant don't worry, it's when you sew with differing allowances that problems occur.Give yourself a pat on the back and RELAX, love Letty

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    if all your seams are the same width it should be okay it will just be smaller I would just continue

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    It is absolutely beautiful. Please continue the way you have been. Also, a finished quilt would be nice to see. Good work.
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    The only person that will know that your seams are not a quarter inch is you. Just make sure that you
    keep the seam allowance that you have already. Your quilt will be just as beautiful finished as it is in
    progress. Finish it and send us another picture. Don't you dare put this one in the unfinished box. Find
    yourself a quarter inch foot for the following projects (if you like).
    Quilt until all your troubles disappear!

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    If it all fits together who cares what your seam allowance is?! This quilt is beautiful!

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    Keep going, it is so pretty, I would think you need to go with the seam allowances you have already been using. Perhaps you could put a border around this bit that would bring it up to a point where you could go back to a true 1/4" guide.
    maker of the 'Oh Dear Jane' Quilt, or should I say trying to the the maker of it?

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    Definitely don't stop - keep using the same seam allowance throughout!

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    Continue with the beautiful quilt you are making! Don't even THINK about starting over! You could be sewing a half inch seam and it wouldn't matter, as long as you are consistent. Scant quarter inch is ideal because it reduces bulk in seams but it wasn't handed down from the heavens! Consistency is what matters.

    You are creating an absolutely beautiful quilt. Keep on as you've been doing and finish this gorgeous thing! You can use your recently acquired quarter inch knowledge on the next one.

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    Its just beautiful, please finish it as it is.

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    I'd continue with your quilt. Maybe you can work what you learned in your class into your quilt. Play with what you have learned, and check to make sure seams still match.

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    I would definitely finish the one you have started. It looks great.

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    I agree that it is beautiful and you need to just continue with the same foot! Please post when done!

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    Keep going, its lovely and please post a photo of it when competed.

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    It should not matter that your seams are off. As long as they are consistent throughout the piece, you will be fine.

    When I make "rough use" quilts - outside, picnic, stadiums, dogs - I usually piece with a 1/2" seam allowance. The large seam allows for extra wear and the seams don't tear open.

    BTW really nice quilt. Love the colors.
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    If you remain consistent with your not so 1/4 inch seam allowance it should work out. Keep going it looks great.

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    i would finish it, and love it! and then adjust the seam allowance for the next one. in fact, i would probably make a second star using the 'new' 1/4" and see what the difference is.
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    As long as everything is fitting together correctly (and from the picture, it is) I would finish it. No one but you will ever know the difference. If the smaller size is going to be an issue, just add an extra border. It's going to be gorgeous!

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    WOW...I love those colors. Don't you dare stop.

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    Oh my it's beautiful. I'd continue doing exactly what I'd been doing.

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    YES, Please "FINISH" You are doing a BEAUTIFUL JOB.

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    I think you're doing a great job! If the seams are all the same, only the Quilt Police will say it's wrong.(Don't let them in the door!)
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    Ditto what everyone is saying. The quilt is beautiful and should be finished. It will just be slightly smaller.

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    It looks like most of your quilt is paper pieced, so the 1/4" allowance doesn't come into play until you sew the various pieces together. All of your points look perfect, so you don't have a problem. Keep on trucking! Your quilt won't be much smaller than the pattern says.

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