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    Machine Stitcher

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    Default I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    I love BLOCK magazine... really I do... we searched out every back issue and have tons of patterns marked - Jenny makes it so simple... BUT... I do have one small complaint... I think it would be EVEN better if there were equivalencies given in yardage fabrics in addition to precuts. In some cases I realize that doesn't make sense (i.e. Jelly Roll Race) but one of the things my husband and I love the most about quilting is picking out the fabrics. While I think precuts are brilliant, I think offering both the precut options AS WELL AS yardage alternatives (and cutting instructions) would be really helpful. I can certainly do that work on my own, but it would be most helpful if y'all did it for me!


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    Default Re: I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    Just keep in mind that M* is the world's largest seller of precuts and that is how most of their patterns are geared.

    A Layer Cake and and Jelly Roll both have just under 3 yards in them. A charm pack just under one yard. From that you should be able to figure out what is needed.
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    Default Re: I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    I am wondering what happened to my subscription to the block magazine.....due to the fact that I was hospitalized from Dec to Feb...I positive that I haven't received a magazine in quite awhile.....
    Has anyone else experienced this ? ....I think a call to MSQC is in order about this....I love the magazine, I really do.

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    Default Re: I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    Make sure the expiration date on your credit card is current. But if that were the case, I think they would have notified you by e-m. That happened to me. I just had to go in on change the info., then my billing went through.

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    I think when plain solids are used for a Layer cake (like all white )or a JR then yardage could be given. ( I often work that out myself, but would be nice if it was shown.But for the precut patterns not needed as that is the whole point , to use the fabulous pre selected cuts selections

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    Default Re: I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    I'm with Karen. MSQC is a company that focuses on precuts. There are a number of resources online that will give you estimates for yardage.
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    Default Re: I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    I also agree with Karen. Precuts is the main attraction here. Karen has given basic yardage to the precuts. Its pretty easy to figure from there. After all we need to do some of the work or we could just buy premade quilts. I find joy in all aspects of quilting including figuring yardage..besides a little extra never hurts.
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    Default Re: I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    While it's true that offering a huge selection of pre-cuts is one of MSQC's main claims to fame, they do sell yardage as well, so it absolutely would still benefit them (and us) to put yardage amounts in their pattern instructions as well.
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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    Easy to convert charms to yardage ... 36" / 5" will give you seven 5" strips then divide 40 (wof) / 5 = Eight 5" squares. So 1 yard fabric will give you 8 x 7 = 56 charm squares. I'm not that great at math, but this one was pretty easy for me! I like cutting my own precuts from yardage.

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    Default Re: I love BLOCK magazine...but...

    I know it takes time but you can convert it I do it when I see something Jenny made and since I have no precuts at all in my stash I convert it it just takes some minutes after all
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