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    Attic window, I need help

    Hi, I'm doing the Attic Window, following Jenny's tutorial. And I'm using the panel and fabrics that she used in her video. I have messed up already and need your help. Jenny cut her panel to 35" wide by 40" long. Mine is 33" wide by 40" long. My question is since my width is 33" do I have to adjust my length now? And what size should my blocks be now? You may need to watch her video to understand my question. Any help is appreciated.
    I need to watch a tutorial in it's entirety before I start cutting. Bad habit
    sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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    Re: Attic window, I need help

    If it were me in your shoes, I would trim the width of the panel down a bit more, to 32.5" , since you need 5 squares per row that will make each block 6.5" (much easier than trying to divide 33" by 5 blocks , And then I would leave the length as is (40").

    Keep in mind,
    1. Your horizontal sashing strips will be shorter than Jenny's also (not much though), so be sure to measure carefully and test sew one or two before cutting them all out.
    2. Your "windows" will be a bit narrower than Jenny's, but that's OK, that's what makes the quilt "unique" to you.
    3. Your overall quilt size will be a bit narrower too (only a couple of inches), but if you have enough fabric, you could always put on a wider border to make up the difference if you want.

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      #3
      Re: Attic window, I need help

      Originally posted by Caroline T. View Post
      If it were me in your shoes, I would trim the width of the panel down a bit more, to 32.5" , since you need 5 squares per row that will make each block 6.5" (much easier than trying to divide 33" by 5 blocks , And then I would leave the length as is (40").

      Keep in mind,
      1. Your horizontal sashing strips will be shorter than Jenny's also (not much though), so be sure to measure carefully and test sew one or two before cutting them all out.
      2. Your "windows" will be a bit narrower than Jenny's, but that's OK, that's what makes the quilt "unique" to you.
      3. Your overall quilt size will be a bit narrower too (only a couple of inches), but if you have enough fabric, you could always put on a wider border to make up the difference if you want.
      Thanks Caroline T. I was afraid this couldn't be fixed. I'm terrible with math. So good to know I can leave my length 40"
      sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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        Re: Attic window, I need help

        LindaKay.. are you doing the deer one? If so .... take a look at my "lefty van gough" quilt in the 2017 album of mine. I forgot about the warning a forum friend gave me... the antler and the ear on the big deer. It is Waaaay out there when the windows panes are inserted. Hence I named it Left Van Gough. The recipient loved it... his name is Van and he is a left hander too. Just thought I would warn you.

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          #5
          Re: Attic window, I need help

          Originally posted by Mimi_Howard View Post
          LindaKay.. are you doing the deer one? If so .... take a look at my "lefty van gough" quilt in the 2017 album of mine. I forgot about the warning a forum friend gave me... the antler and the ear on the big deer. It is Waaaay out there when the windows panes are inserted. Hence I named it Left Van Gough. The recipient loved it... his name is Van and he is a left hander too. Just thought I would warn you.
          Oh I see what you mean. Yes I'm doing the deer one. You did a fantastic job on it. I'll be happy if mine comes out at all.
          sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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            Re: Attic window, I need help

            LindaKay - you are very kind to say that, but I too am horrible at this quilting math and lets just say 2 panels bit the dust before I got things working right. Yep 3rd one was the charm and along the way... rip rip rip, good ole seam ripper joined the party too. I am sure your will turn out beautifully.

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