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# Step 5 ??????

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Sandy H. Posted: Thu, May 17 2012 8:28 PM

Questions here for Step 5.

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Janet Hanley replied on Fri, May 18 2012 11:10 AM

How many X 's are we supposed to have? 16? Are we supposed o have some left over? If so how many?

Janet

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Sandy H. replied on Fri, May 18 2012 1:08 PM

Janet,

You need 16 squares.  You should not have any left over IF  you made the four rows in Step 3 with the correct number of squares and IF you did not make too many pieces in Step 2.

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katyp replied on Fri, May 18 2012 2:31 PM

Sandy,

I made 96 squares in #2...using them makes 24 blocks not 16..where have I gone wrong?

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EvieH replied on Fri, May 18 2012 2:58 PM

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jlh replied on Fri, May 18 2012 3:36 PM

the squares used in step 3 are not the same as the 96 squares made in step 2.  where did we go wrong on the math?

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Annie replied on Fri, May 18 2012 4:53 PM

I am completely confused too????

I have more than 16 blocks when I put 4 of them together.

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Sandy H. replied on Fri, May 18 2012 5:29 PM

### You are all correct and I am totally wrong.  There should be 24 of these squares not 16.

I wrote the steps based on the pattern instructions I was given instead of by what I made.  By the time I got to this point in the quilt, I knew what I was making and I was not using the instructions so did not catch the mistake.

I am very sorry that I created this confusion by not double checking all the numbers.

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katyp replied on Fri, May 18 2012 5:35 PM

Thanks Sandy, You are terrific (no matter what they say ,hehe)

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Holly replied on Sat, May 19 2012 4:25 PM

Could there be a correction to the page where the Steps are posted so that people will know and not have to go through the "hair tearing."

Who would do this? The company which developed the pattern?

Thanks,

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QCA Admin replied on Mon, May 21 2012 4:48 PM

Sandy H.:

### You are all correct and I am totally wrong.  There should be 24 of these squares not 16.

I wrote the steps based on the pattern instructions I was given instead of by what I made.  By the time I got to this point in the quilt, I knew what I was making and I was not using the instructions so did not catch the mistake.

I am very sorry that I created this confusion by not double checking all the numbers.

Sandy,

Please advise me so I can post the corrections to step 5 on the workshop page. Do we need a new photo and instructions?

I agree with Holly that the corrections need to be there. Thank you Holly, for bringing this to my attention.

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QCA Admin replied on Mon, May 21 2012 4:56 PM

Sandy H.:

### You are all correct and I am totally wrong.  There should be 24 of these squares not 16.

I wrote the steps based on the pattern instructions I was given instead of by what I made.  By the time I got to this point in the quilt, I knew what I was making and I was not using the instructions so did not catch the mistake.

I am very sorry that I created this confusion by not double checking all the numbers.

Sandy,

Please advise me so I can post the corrections to step 5 on the workshop page. Do we need a new photo and instructions?

I agree with Holly that the corrections need to be there. Thank you Holly, for bringing this to my attention.

QCA Mandy

I have changed the directions in the workshop by changing the 16 to a 24.

Mandy

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sokmom replied on Mon, May 21 2012 8:25 PM

Is there a trick in this step to help make the points line up perfectly?  I am trying pressing the seams in opposite directions so they can nest, but It still seems challenging!

Thank you!

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Sandy H. replied on Mon, May 21 2012 9:16 PM

Hi Sokmom,

The "trick" is to remember that your seams need to line up on the 1/4" stitching line.  Pressing your seams so they "nest" is key and pinning will help keep everything in the right place.  I think it was Jim who posted a great tutorial with pictures in the MQ forum.  You might want to check that out.  (Sorry if I gave credit to the wrong poster for the tutorial.)

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sokmom replied on Mon, May 21 2012 10:39 PM

Hi Sandy,

Thank you for your reply!  I think I just need to be more patient about pressing, matching and pinning.  Things line up pretty well when I am careful and don't try to cut corners, so to speak!  How would I find the MQ forum tutorial you mentioned?

I am looking forward to seeing how all of this goes together on Friday!  Thanks again for your help!

Sokmom

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