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    Hi everyone....I am in the process of making a lap size quilt using the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson. All was well until I discovered that one fabric color was cut 6" instead of 61/2" at the very beginning of this project. So now...all the blocks with that color are 1/2" off.

    All the blocks should be 9 1/2 x 9 1/2. Some measure that and some measure 9x91/2. Should I cut the blocks to that size now or even them up to 9x9 or wait until I connect a row and cut then? How could something so simple become this?

    Thanks!

    #2
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    I've been known to CUT them to all the same size - when the whole thing is finished, will you really see a drastic difference in your blocks anyway? Is the quilt for a ribbon or something that you need to be perfect? Are there any of those quilt police around? I say to cut them down to the 9 inches and move on with your quilt.

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      #3
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      I would cut them all down to 9 in or add to the 9in to make them 9 1/2. depending on which would look better for the pattern you are doing
      Patrice

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        #4
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        Agreed. I would just square them up as best ya can... and we want pics to show us the difference...
        all the best
        Gina

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          #5
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          Thanks. No...no quilt police in my house! I just wasn't sure if the entire thing would get thrown off without making a few adjustments. I'll just cut it down to 9x9 and see what happens.

          Happy New Year!

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            #6
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            ok...lesson learned. Being this is my second quilt, making mistakes is a good thing. I thought of just making the squares 9x9 1/2, but when I would lay out the pattern, it limited how I could set the blocks. So...they will all be squared to 9x9. I'll take pictures when this thing ever gets done!

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