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    am having a trying time making a 4 patch using the 5" charm packs. When I sew two together, then measure 2.5 " and cut, they are coming out different. Do you cut from the peaks of the pinked edges or from the in between spaces? thanks so much

    #2
    Re: charm packs

    Cut from the peaks... Good luck!


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

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      #3
      Re: charm packs

      Make sure your charm packs measure 5". Some times they're not exact. If they're not exact and you need to make a cut at 2 1/2", it will be off. Also check to make sure you are sewing a consistent 1/4" seam.

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        #4
        Re: charm packs

        Are you measuring from the outside or from the seam? If measuring from the seam would be a quarter inch less (your seam allowance).

        Jane
        Jane M (quiltnforfun)

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          #5
          Re: charm packs

          thank you, I will make sure they are 5 ". That 1/4 " seam does make a difference

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            #6
            Re: charm packs

            I have been working on a D9P today using the "Op Art Reflections" charm packs. I am so aggravated how out of square they are. This is my first use of a charm pack. I usually cut them out of yardage. The disappearing 9 patch is very forgiving and the fabrics together draw the eye away from the imperfections.
            "She who dies with the most fabric wins"

            Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."

            Julie
            :D

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              #7
              Re: charm packs

              I have read other posts about the precut charm packs being uneven, I think cutting them yourself is the better way to go. They are so fun to shop for, but once you start working with them, the frustration sets in. I agree the D9P is forgiving and hides some imperfections.

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