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    DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!!

    Do not do what I did!!!!! I saw a pic of a cute quilt on pinterest (modern scrappy baby quilt by Andiejohnsonsews) I thought hey that looks easy...I can use up some stash and I can do that without a pattern...DUH NOT!!!!!! after cutting and snowballing 144 blocks and spending a week organizing the colors on my wall and finally being satisfied I started to sew the blocks together. Disaster struck...my points did not line up...I freaking cut the main squares 1/2 inch too big...Omg I was heartsick and wanted to cry...why oh why did I just not buy the pattern or at least sew a sample block first???? After much contemplation unsewing them is NOT an option so guess what? I am now making a Hugs and Kisses quilt with Jennys pattern. I think it will look great:

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    Thanks for the warning! I can so picture myself getting too confident, and doing just that!

    I used to sew a sample block first. I like visual's. No, I NEED visuals.
    but now that I got EQ7, I don't even do that.
    HOWEVER, since redoing my first EQ7 quilt [on the computer] I learned to preview the cutting instructions for the block BEFORE designing the whole quilt, and finding out I had a line or measurement wrong!
    There is a learning curve. Because I want to use precuts, and EQ7 uses finished measurements, I have to SUBTRACT the seam allowances, which we would normally add to patterns. Then when EQ automatically adds the seam allowances I end up with the size of the precut I want to use. Does that make sense?
    Why use precut sizes if you don't buy precuts? Because when I get bags of scraps, I cut them into the common precut sizes.
    I've also found, that many times, I want to enlarge the size of a design made for precuts, and this way I don't have to buy another pack. I can just go to my orpahaned nickle or dime containers, and find a print that works with the pack I am using.

    So just for you, here is a quilt I made in EQ7 that uses those hugs and kisses blocks a bit differently:
    Using jelly rolls for the sashing, snowballed charms [or layer cakes cut into 4's] for the flower petals, and a 3 inch border, it comes out to 43x56 so you don't have to piece the backing.
    Picture_Quilt_Xs_Os_Variation_eq7.jpg
    Pieced By Me! :icon_wave:

    Pre-cut Yardage Chart

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      #3
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      modern scrappy baby quilt (570x483).jpg

      Is this the one? https://www.etsy.com/listing/1273733...?ref=related-4
      Sherri

      "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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        #4
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        If you look closely her pattern doesn't line up either. Don't beat yourself up.
        🌺 Lorie

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          Originally posted by PrettyCurious View Post
          Thanks for the warning! I can so picture myself getting too confident, and doing just that!

          I used to sew a sample block first. I like visual's. No, I NEED visuals.
          but now that I got EQ7, I don't even do that.
          HOWEVER, since redoing my first EQ7 quilt [on the computer] I learned to preview the cutting instructions for the block BEFORE designing the whole quilt, and finding out I had a line or measurement wrong!
          There is a learning curve. Because I want to use precuts, and EQ7 uses finished measurements, I have to SUBTRACT the seam allowances, which we would normally add to patterns. Then when EQ automatically adds the seam allowances I end up with the size of the precut I want to use. Does that make sense?
          Why use precut sizes if you don't buy precuts? Because when I get bags of scraps, I cut them into the common precut sizes.
          I've also found, that many times, I want to enlarge the size of a design made for precuts, and this way I don't have to buy another pack. I can just go to my orpahaned nickle or dime containers, and find a print that works with the pack I am using.

          So just for you, here is a quilt I made in EQ7 that uses those hugs and kisses blocks a bit differently:
          Using jelly rolls for the sashing, snowballed charms [or layer cakes cut into 4's] for the flower petals, and a 3 inch border, it comes out to 43x56 so you don't have to piece the backing.
          [ATTACH=CONFIG]139291[/ATTACH]
          Thanks so much..that looks interesting!

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            Yes it is...Her points may have not been perfect but mine were at least 1/2" off..not good

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              #7
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              Cute quilt but in looking at the picture most of her points don't meet. They overlap by a fair amount. Sorry you were unhappy with your blocks. A lot of work to be disappointed. I hope you like your new layout.

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                It looks like the triangle points overlap; the points do not meet precisely. Based on the given dimensions, I think the squares are 5." The triangles would have 3" sides. And there is a 1/2" overlap of the triangle points. My measurements are guesses are based on looking at the picture. I haven't made the block.

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                  That is not even something I would notice.
                  Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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                    #10
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                    When life gives you lemons. .... your are very resilient, make it work!
                    Gary,

                    "No regrets, only learning opportunities."

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                      I don't think the points are supposed to match... I think they are offset by the way she snowballed also. I like it.

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                        #12
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                        Originally posted by inspired View Post
                        Yes it is...Her points may have not been perfect but mine were at least 1/2" off..not good
                        It was not her intent to match the points... the whole quilt is offset. I like it. I think she did it purposely.

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                          #13
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                          I too have done that! I now download my patterns or have them in writing. You should be fine reworking the quilt. Good Luck.

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