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Jackie Posted: Tue, Mar 22 2011 6:42 PM

Has anyone else had problems with the Patriots in Petticoat directions?  I have found that if you adhere to a1/4" seam rule that some blocks will not measure even close to a 10" finished (or 10 1/2" unfinished) block.

I have tried graphing the blocks out on graph paper  so I could measure each segment to be sure the finished block would be 10 1/2" unfinished size.  In some blocks, the math just does not add up!

My favorite quilt shop owner has indicated that it is because the quilt pattern was generated from EQ software that measures in smaller increments than our rulers.  If that is the case, I would hesitate trying another  BOM project unless I knew how the pattern was generated.

 

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gini replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 6:46 PM

hi jackie, welcome. i haven't tried that pattern, but that is really frustrating.  sometimes you can go online to their, the book's, website and they will have corrections posted. 

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gini replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 6:48 PM

http://www.commonthreadsquilting.com/index.php/component/content/article/259

try this site jackie,  the question you were asking is on this page    gini

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gini replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 6:49 PM

http://www.ourcommonthreads.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/PiP-all-revisions-as-of-11.6.10-HL.pdf

and here are the revisions    gini

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