Oops (sigh) . . .

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.

6529 pattern img Oops (sigh) . . .

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:

  1. check our website for corrections at quiltmaker.com/corrections
  2. send an email to editor@quiltmaker.com

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.

About June Dudley

I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Quiltmaker magazine. I have enjoyed quilting for many years. And I love to collect fabric, thread, books and all things quilty. I especially like batiks, bright colors, florals, dots, stripes and anything purple or teal.
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3 Responses to Oops (sigh) . . .

  1. Ann Champion says:

    I’m just heart broken that the cutting directions for my quilt were printed wrong. It was such an honor seeing it on the cover and I told everyone I knew about it. How embarrassing!

    • June says:

      Ann–you created a beautiful quilt and I hope you continue to feel the honor of having it on our cover. We’ve heard many comments from readers who love this quilt–in fact, we found out about the mistake so quickly because many people had already started to make it. The cutting direction error is completely Quiltmaker’s–there is no need for you to be embarrassed at all.

  2. Jo says:

    Making a trial block has long been recommended but not something I do too often – ‘my bad’ as the kids say now. The good news for this oops is that the size is too big instead of too small so it is correctable even after cutting. The other good news is Quiltmaker is clearly committed to accuracy and gets corections out early. Thanks for your diligence even if I never make the quilt.
    Aloha, Jo

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