We work really hard to give you accurate patterns. And most of the time we succeed. Every once in a while something slips past us.
A bit about our process: Two different editors calculate yardage and reconcile any differences. A home sewer makes the quilt or the color option from our preliminary pattern and notifies us with questions. Then each pattern goes past 3 sets of eyes to verify, confirm, ask questions and ensure that all the numbers are correct and the instructions are clear.
We missed a number in Thirty Something in the July/August ’09 issue. The C patches should be cut at 2 and 1/8” instead of 2 and 5/8”. We regret the error.
We recommend you sew one block from a new pattern before you cut all your fabric to make sure you understand the instructions. If you suspect an error, we suggest you do the following:
- check our website for corrections at quiltmaker.com/corrections
- send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
One thing I find helpful when I’m not sure about a pattern is to cut the patches out of paper, fold the 1/4″ seam allowances to see how they fit together. This is especially helpful with triangles and other funny angles.