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Elizabeth replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 1:17 AM

Everybody's fabrics are so pretty.  I haven't had a chance to get to step 3 yet as I'm busy with Halloween projects for my grandchildren. Hoping to get it done before the next step comes out on Friday. Really enjoying watching what everyone else is doing though :-)

 

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Leslie replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 2:21 AM

Elizabeth, very pretty

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Marie replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 8:05 AM

Carolyn, very pretty fabrics!

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Barbara replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 8:06 AM

Karla,I thought the same thing about mine ,but after thinking about it,my colors are very spring like when I see them here they just look dull on the picture, I think they are going be fine once I get them together , yours will no doubt be the same way, so don't give up on them..Barbara

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Barbara replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 8:09 AM

Elizabeth:
Everybody's fabrics are so pretty
ditto,on what Elizabeth says. I am amazed at so many different fabrics .We are really going to have a awesome group of quilts.I can't wait to see them.Barbara

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Marie replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 8:09 AM

Elizabeth your fabrics are so cheerful and sunny, going to make a lovely quilt.

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Marie replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 8:12 AM

Karla, Barbara is right you are going to be surprised at the outcome of your quilt so hang in there and don't fret.

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Are you making 2 quilts or did I mess up?  I only have 2 just alike and 4 total for each group.  I love your fabrics, beautiful!!!

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Viki replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 1:47 PM

OK.  Put together my layout for part 3.  Here goes...

 

So I started sewing and got to group 3.  I now realize that the jelly roll must have been over 2.5" wide.  As I was sewing, things didn't match up just a little bit with the end pieces.  After measuring a few of them, they are TOO WIDE!  I'm about to cry!!!!  What do I do now?  It's so minute of a measurement, but once they're sewn, some are pretty obvious.  I know I can trim the ones that are still "loose" and not sewn together, but what about the ones sewn together?  Is there anyway to do it without undoing them all and redoing them?

This is my first "real" quilt and I'm just heartbroken over this.  Please give me whatever advice you can.  With all of the knowledge and experience here, I know someone knows what to do (besides have a margarita for lunch).

Thanks!

Viki

 

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Debbie-do replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 2:18 PM

Viki,  Too wide is better than not wide enough!  Why not just get your ruler and rotary cutter out and trim them down to size?  You don't need to unsew, just trim the unit.  Did you have a good lunch?  ;-)

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Viki:
but what about the ones sewn together? 

First try to see if you have one edge of the 5 piece unit that is straight.  If not, when you lay your ruler over the unit as though you were going to trim it to be straight, are all 5 pieces on the other side at least 2 1/2" wide.  If this looks good, go ahead and trim the one edge, then turn your ruler around and trim the 5 piece unit to 2 1/2" wide.  You may have to take a couple seams out on some of the units because a piece is too far down or up, but you should be able to salvage most.

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Bonita replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 5:08 PM

Viki, taking the advice already given will work. Very pretty fabrics.

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Barbara replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 5:59 PM

Viki, your colors are beautiful, Just do what the ladies above told you ,it's  better to have to big then to small , trimming can always b done, Barbara

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Leslie replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 6:01 PM

Viki, some of mine were the same way just do as Debbie said it will be ok

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Elizabeth replied on Tue, Oct 11 2011 8:06 PM

Vicki, beautiful fabric just trim to size.  No worries

 

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