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    January's quilt

    I am having a hard time with my quilt so I won't finish in time. I now realize why I set it aside. I have a rectangle and I am supposed to cut the corners off and then sew on a different fabric to make a new corner. I cut the new "corners" 4 x 3" as instructed which are then cut diagonally. I then mark the corners of the block 3 3/8" on the long side and 2 1/2" on the short side (bottom). No matter how carefully I pin and sew the new corners don't make a square. I have gone as scant on sewing as possible and I still can't get it right. I am making sure I have 1/4 ears hanging off the side but still no luck. I don't want to cut the block down because I made sure they were all squared up to 8 1/2' x 20 1/2". I am now wondering if it would work cut the square 4 1/2" instead of 4" and leave the width at 3". There are 15 blocks and I am still working on the first one. Hoping next month goes better
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    I would try it that way, it's always better to have more than not enough. You can always trim it back to the size it's supposed to be. Though I think you may have to add to both dimensions on your corner blocks (4 1/2 x 3 1/2 to get it to work.
    "I must be royalty, I have quilts-in-waiting."

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      #3
      Have you tried the stitch and flip method? Just an idea.

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      The Fantastic Finishing Group

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      Do you have some UFOs (UnFinished Objects) that you want to finish? Are you having a hard time choosing what to finish next, or are you just not feeling motivated? This group is for you! We have a fun way to get those projects done in 2017.

      Here is how it works.

      First, you create a list, numbered from 1 - 12, of things you want to finish. Then, you post your list to this group. (You can edit and change your list at any time.)

      Every month, this group will publish a random number between 1 - 12. We will each work on that number from our list. When you have finished your project, please post a picture here as well.

      We’re here to support each other. It’s amazing how knowing what project to tackle helps to motivate us to finish what we start.
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