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Thread: Among the Leaves Swap- Please Mail Due by Sept 15

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    Can't wait to get paid again so I can venture to the fabric store. Anyone having any luck with the pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011
    I'm thinking on this one, may be a stupid question but I'm new quilter, my question is, what is 1/4" scant? I know what 1/4" seam allowance is, but I don't know what is a scant? LOL
    A scant 1/4" is just slightly less than a 1/4" seam, when sewing a seam.

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    I am definately in for this swap. I will sign up when my blocks are done!!

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda58
    Quote Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011
    I'm thinking on this one, may be a stupid question but I'm new quilter, my question is, what is 1/4" scant? I know what 1/4" seam allowance is, but I don't know what is a scant? LOL
    A scant 1/4" is just slightly less than a 1/4" seam, when sewing a seam.
    Thank you for answering my question...

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    Here are the Maple Leaves I collected. It is a terrific idea to use a dark background. Bookworm, you are one smart cookie!
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    If you are thinking of joining a swap, as a new quilter, this would be a good one for you. The pattern is very easy. Just follow the directions and do it one step at a time and you will be fine.

    NO Question is stupid, please feel free to ask anytime. someone on here will be more than willing to help you understand and become a better quilter. Remember we were all new quilters at one time. Some of us it was 50 yrs ago and some of us it was 50 days ago. Continue to ask the questions and it will save you alot of "unsewing" or better known as the froggy cry "rippit". We all understand and have been in your position. To answer your question, a scant 1/4 is just less than a 1/4". An example would be if you draw a line on your fabric to mark your 1/4 to stitch on, then sew just on the outside of that line. That will give you your scant 1/4. Hope this helps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011
    I'm thinking on this one, may be a stupid question but I'm new quilter, my question is, what is 1/4" scant? I know what 1/4" seam allowance is, but I don't know what is a scant? LOL

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    If you'd like Lv2sew2011 I can send you rotary cutting instructions for making it with a full 1/4" seam. I'm going to draft it out on EQ5 anyway (I find it's easier for me this way)

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    This should make it a little easier. The stem part you still need to do the way quilter's cache says, couldn't manage to get it to draft right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm
    This should make it a little easier. The stem part you still need to do the way quilter's cache says, couldn't manage to get it to draft right.
    How's this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm
    If you'd like Lv2sew2011 I can send you rotary cutting instructions for making it with a full 1/4" seam. I'm going to draft it out on EQ5 anyway (I find it's easier for me this way)
    That would be great, unless you think the one I've already done is good enough!

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    I think the one you did looks great!

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    Ok, that was my sample block, to see if I could do it and I can...LOL so would you just put me down for 1 set for now, and if I have time maybe two....Tuesday will need to go shopping for the fabric I would like to use...

    Thanks
    Donna

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    I know that the Quilter's Cache pattern makes a 12" block, but we need another half inch for this swap.

    How are measuring and cutting to add the extra half inch? I just finished up the Fall Dresdan plate swap and I want to get started on this right away, so I hope someone can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeheart Mom
    I know that the Quilter's Cache pattern makes a 12" block, but we need another half inch for this swap.

    How are measuring and cutting to add the extra half inch? I just finished up the Fall Dresdan plate swap and I want to get started on this right away, so I hope someone can help.
    the block at quilter's cache is for a 12 inch finished so when you put it together it will actually measure 12.5 inches and thats what you send in for the swap.

    then when we all sew our blocks together it will become 12 inches finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeheart Mom
    I know that the Quilter's Cache pattern makes a 12" block, but we need another half inch for this swap.

    How are measuring and cutting to add the extra half inch? I just finished up the Fall Dresdan plate swap and I want to get started on this right away, so I hope someone can help.
    the block at quilter's cache is for a 12 inch finished so when you put it together it will actually measure 12.5 inches and thats what you send in for the swap.

    then when we all sew our blocks together it will become 12 inches finished.
    Gotcha! That does make life easier, thank you :)

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    This sounds lovely - I will think about it.

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    I just sent you a PM. I also have a question > The block instructions note that the pattern makes a 12" block. Is this the finished size?

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    Oops I see someone already answered the question. Thank you!!

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    If I participate, what would I have to do about postage (living in Europe)?

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    I would take it to the post office and find out how much it would cost to send it back and you can paypal me the money.

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    Is the maple leaf the only block that qualifies for this swap or may we use other flowers portrayed on the Quilter's Cache site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcyclemad
    Is the maple leaf the only block that qualifies for this swap or may we use other flowers portrayed on the Quilter's Cache site?
    I believe that this swap is for the maple leaf only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcyclemad
    Is the maple leaf the only block that qualifies for this swap or may we use other flowers portrayed on the Quilter's Cache site?
    This is for the maple leaf only

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    It is one stitch less the 1/4 inch. Not a stupid question.
    Hope that helps
    jazs2

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm
    I would take it to the post office and find out how much it would cost to send it back and you can paypal me the money.
    Thank you! I'll look through my stash and get back to you.

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