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Odds & Ends


 

Odds and Ends: noun  1. Miscellaneous items, matters, etc.  2. Fragments; remnants; scraps; bits.

Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006

This is where I'm putting all the little things that I don't know where to put.  For right now, it's where I am putting my mistakes and their corrections.
 

Schnibbles

Double Dutch - No. 483
The first printing of the instructions included a small error that gets multiplied.  
The strips for the four-patch units should be cut at 2 3/8" x 5" - and the segments cut at 2 3/8" wide by 4 1/4".
However... If you have already cut the strips and pieced the four-patch units, not to worry!  
1.  Trim the half-triangle squares to measure 4" x 4".
2.  Trim the charm squares for the half-triangles to measure 4 3/8" x 4 3/8".  If you've already cut the triangles, just trim the excess after the pieced triangle has been pieced.  
3.  The Big Flying Geese Triangles - if you haven't cut... cut that strip and squares at 15 1/4".  If you're already cut, there's just more to trim.
4.  The big pieced triangles will be trimmed to 14 1/2" x 14 1/2".
5.  The pieced quilt top will measure 56 1/2" x 56 1/2" - making both sets of border strips 4" shorter.  The finished quilt will measure 64 1/2" x 64 1/2".


Mon Ami - No. 450
The first printing of the instructions included a couple of errors. 
Page 1, Cutting Requirements – Step 2.  Cut 7 strips – 2 1/2" x 42".  Cut a total of 109 squares – 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Page 2, using a "lighter" square and a "darker" square, make one set of two matching half-triangle squares measuring 2" x 2".
Page 3, Step 2 – Trim the half-triangle squares to measure 2" x 2", not 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
 

Oso ~ No. 445
Yardage Requirements ~ A 1/2 yard of each background isn't quite enough.  You'll need 5/8 yard of each background ~ especially the darker background. 

But if you bought a kit with just 1/2 yard... it will fit if you cut carefully.  This is what you need to cut for the Dark Background:
  • Block Backgrounds.  Cut 2 strips – 5” x 42” crosswise width of the fabric.  From the strips, cut a total of 14 squares – 5” x 5”.
    • Corner Setting Triangles.  Select 2 squares and cut each square once on the diagonal to yield two triangles from each square. 
    • From the remainder of the 2nd strip, cut 2 strips – 2” x approx. 11”.  From each strip, cut 5 squares – 2” x 2”.  Cut a total of 10 squares.
    • Setting Triangles.  Cut 1 strip – 7 ¾” x 42” crosswise width of the fabric.
      • Side Triangles.  From the strip, cut 4 squares – 7 ¾” x 7 ¾”.  Cut each square twice on the diagonal to yield 4 triangles from each square.
      • From the remainder of the strip, cut 2 more squares - 2" x 2" - you need a total of 12 squares.  

Sunday Best ~ No. 442

Page 1, Cutting Requirements – Step 2. You only need to cut 1 square – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” – from each charm square. With two matching charm squares, you’ll have the 2 total squares you need to complete the bowtie.

And check the Layout Diagram to see that it matches the layout of the blocks shown on the cover.  On the first printing of the pattern, the last row is backwards... upside down... one of those.


Madeline ~ No. 439

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Picnic ~ No. 436

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Imagine
~ No. 420

Page 1, Cutting Requirements Page 1, Cutting Requirements – Step 3: The rectangles are cut at 2 1/4" x 3 1/8", not 2 1/2" x 3 1/8"
 

Large Quilts

Route 44 ~ No. 108

On Page 2 ~ Step 2, the background setting squares/triangles are cut at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".  Then on Page 3 ~ Step 4, I refer to the squares as measuring 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".  I have absolutely no idea why I did that but please ignore it.  Leave the squares at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". 


Ashcombe ~ No. 110 

It seems as though I printed some of the Draft pages instead of the Final pages.  So even when I catch the errors in proofreading, I still manage to mess things up!   

Make sure you have 2 7/8 yards of background!  While that is the yardage specified on the pattern cover, the first printing of the instruction pages states only 2 yards are needed.  Uh, not exactly.  

Then on Page 2 ~ Cutting Instructions.  Background Fabric ~ Block Strips.  Cut 36 strips.  Cut 7 as specified.  Cut 9 as specified.  Then cut the remaining 20 as specified instead of just 10. 


Three Coins ~ No. 85

Yikes!  This one is a biggie!  Please make sure that your pattern has the following for the cutting of the Light Background Prints: 

1. Asst. Light Prints for Block Backgrounds.

  • From each fat quarter, cut the following:
    • Star Flying Geese.  Cut 1 strip – 5 1/4" x 21" crosswise width of fabric. From the strip, cut 2 squares – 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".
      • From the remainder, cut 2 strips – 2 1/2" x 10 1/2".  From each strip, cut 4 squares – 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
    • Reverse Flying Geese & Star Half-triangle Squares.  Cut 2 strips – 2 7/8" x 21" crosswise width of fabric.  From each strip, cut 6 squares –
      2 7/8" x 2 7/8".
    • Star Block background.  Cut 2 strips – 2 1/2" x 21" crosswise width of fabric.
      • From each strip, cut 4 rectangles – 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".  Cut a total of
        8 rectangles.
      • If necessary, cut 1 square – 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" from the remainder of each strip.