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    I downloaded American Wildflower Quilt pattern (scrappy) from McCalls Quilting but can't work out what the bold letters signify. I can take a guess at H - half ? but what about K and J. The pattern also say 'finished size of quilt is 57"x71"G. Any ideas? I emailed the magazine but no reply as yet.

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    #2
    You might want to reach out the the com any and ask for clarification, perhaps there was a error.

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      #3
      I’m sorry but I don’t have a clue what the letters mean. I hope you hear back from the magazine. Did you read the “Planning” section that they refer to?
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      Scottie Mom Barb

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      • sewUK
        sewUK commented
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        I did but the only clue is "A 2H strip collection typically contains 40 precut 2Hx44-45 strips" which makes me think that H indeed stands for 'half'. The rest are still a mystery!!!

      #4
      I would think they are referring to fabric maybe? J fabric you need 1 yard K fabric and so on. A lot of times patterns are to showcase fabrics. Just a guess

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        #5
        It may be the program format from your computer. It's something to do with symbols/fractions and compatibility issues. It can happen when downloading recipes also.

        Did you use a pdf format?

        You might try a different "save as" to see if anything changes.

        Hopefully, the company will respond to your inquiry.

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          #6
          I think it's a formatting issue. I get texts from a friend where her question marks (which appear even when she's not asking a question) are upside down. My phone is incorrectly reading the format. My guess would be that the K is supposed to be 1/2.

          Rob
          There's nothing more directly linked to who we are than the fabric that we make.
          --Ken Burns

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            #7
            boy, confusing. i was thinking that stood for colors they were using. but that shouldn't be on a pattern being used by purchasers. Where was this pattern made? In another Country?? Do they have a photo or drawing that has those letters on it?? you would have to compare that with the cutting instructions. irritating but i've seen that before.
            Last edited by nativetexan; October 1, 2020, 10:19 AM.

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            • sewUK
              sewUK commented
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              Nope. It was in McCalls Quilting Daily March/April 2015!! Picked it up from somewhere? Have heard from a media group (publishers?) that they will pass on my question to McCalls so fingers crossed. I'll be sure to post again when I find out

            #8
            I also think it's a formatting problem. If the company doesn't know the answer, I would ask them to send me a "hard" copy in the mail. If they won't do that, I suppose you could purchase the magazine that it was featured. McCalls's Quilting says it's in the March/April 2015 magazine. Now bear in mind that this is a digital copy of the magazine & you might have the same problem if it's a formatting problem. I'd try to find a hard copy of the magazine or see if you could purchase one directly from McCalls or somewhere like Ebay:

            https://www.quiltingdaily.com/produc...gital-edition/
            https://www.ebay.com/itm/MCCALLS-QUI...IAAOSwWuxfEzis
            Last edited by osewme; October 1, 2020, 01:59 PM.

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            • ktdid
              ktdid commented
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              I have the downloaded magazine it's perfectly written

            #9
            I found an article on the quilt designer.

            https://blog.folkschool.org/2015/01/...flowers-quilt/

            Maybe we can find a way to write her direct?
            🌺 Lorie

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              #10
              Don't know if this info is still current but in the article that Hulamoon found, it said that Audrey Hiers (the designer of the quilt) lived in Blairsville, Ga. so I did a little searching and found this info:
              https://nuwber.com/person/563a3f4ee0cd4806cbe15f23

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              • Hulamoon
                Hulamoon commented
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                She also taught at that school. The link for that is stalling on me. It's a .org, don't know if that's why, but they have phone #'s listed

              • osewme
                osewme commented
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                Wow Hulamoon, I just looked at that school's catalog & would love to take a ton of classes that they offer. Oh to be younger with lots of money & a place like that near by.

                https://www.folkschool.org/

              • Hulamoon
                Hulamoon commented
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                I know! I wanted to send one of my dd's to a school this, and this may have been the one. Instead of a four year college you could learn a trade you love and make some money at it. My dh liked to work on motor cycles. I looked up schools for becoming certified. All he did was mope around dreaming. What can ya do?

              #11
              From what I have seen it often referred to type of fabric chosen for the fabric, , you may say red is K , blue is J etc. If you think on the types of fabric in the cuts required, would they piece together to make the layout ? Jenny makes it easier by saying so much of the back ground fabirc, and so much of the sashing fabric. I suspect that is what it means

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              • nativetexan
                nativetexan commented
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                yes, i tend to stay away from patterns that do that. I don't want to have to buy the fabric just to make the pattern.
                Last edited by nativetexan; October 1, 2020, 08:15 PM.

              #12
              I have that issue on my computer, I can get you the complete pattern without all the screwups! Send me a PM and we'll figure something out, here is the original text (you mentioned "A 2H strip collection typically contains 40 precut 2Hx44-45 strips"), the H means 1/2 the G is 1/4 Kathryn * "A 2½˝ strip collection typically contains 40 precut 2½˝ x 44-45˝ strips from the same
              fabric collection. If you wish to do as Audrey did, just substitute 1 strip collection for the assorted prints and florals listed.
              Assorted prints and 2⅜-2¾ yds.
              florals (blocks) total*
              White/multicolor
              pastel dot (blocks) 1⅜ yds.
              Medium blue solid
              (flange, binding) 1⅛ yds.
              Cream/blue/pink large
              floral (setting triangles) 1⅜ yds.
              Backing (piece
              widthwise) 4 yds.
              Batting size 66˝ x 80˝

              (cut in order listed)
              = cut in half twice diagonally
              = cut in half diagonally
              Assorted prints and florals
              12 strips 2½˝ x width of fabric (WOF)
              128 strips 2½˝ x 5½˝
              White/multicolor pastel dot
              12 strips 3½˝ x WOF
              Medium blue solid
              8 strips 2½˝ x WOF (binding)
              11 strips 1˝ x WOF
              Cream/blue/pink large floral
              4 squares 17˝ x 17˝
              2 squares 9˝ x 9˝
              Last edited by ktdid; October 2, 2020, 06:27 AM.
              Kathryn
              There are moments which mark your life, moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same. And time is divided into two parts, Before this and After this

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              • sewUK
                sewUK commented
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                Wow and wow! that is so helpful - how did you do that. As I said I'd guessed the H but the rest????? I can now make a start thanks to your detective work

              #13
              Do you still need the whole article & pattern??
              Kathryn
              There are moments which mark your life, moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same. And time is divided into two parts, Before this and After this

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              • sewUK
                sewUK commented
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                No thanks - I have the pattern and it was only the strange letters that were confusing me. Quite a few of the posts referred to formatting problems etc so that seems to have been the case? Thanks again for all your help - you're a genius
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