We had a rough day at Quiltmaker last week. We learned that the pull-out pattern section for our Sept/Oct ’12 issue (No. 147) was printed at 97% of its correct size.
And then it got worse. We determined that the July/August issue’s (No. 146) pattern section had also been printed at just 97%. And an upcoming newsstand special: Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Fall ’12. Same thing.
For all of the designs that are affected*, we have posted corrected, accurate patterns on our corrections page at Quiltmaker.com/corrections.
All of the digital versions (the Nxtbook flip book and the PDF versions sold at quiltandsewshop.com) are correct; they did not contain the error.
How much is 3%? In quiltmaking it can be a little or a lot. If we don’t cut our fabric patches accurately or sew 1/4″ seams, we make slight adjustments to get all the patches and blocks to fit, but we do expect the patterns we start with to be 100% accurate.
When dozens of people work on a tight schedule to bring you a finished product, and when those people are human, sometimes things go awry. We are sorry. We know it’s an inconvenience for our readers. We regret the errors. Please accept our apologies and our pledge to do better.
* Many patterns are not affected at all. For appliqué patterns and quilting motifs printed on the pattern section, the difference won’t show in a finished quilt. For quilts that are only foundation-pieced, the foundations all still work because the 3% difference carries through all of the foundations; the finished quilt will be slightly smaller.
The patterns most affected are those with foundations and templates combined with other piecing.
When using a pattern from one of these issues, please check the list below. If your pattern is listed, please use the corrected version. If it is not listed, you should have no problems using the printed version of the pattern in your magazine.
July/Aug ’12 (No. 146)
1. My Mother’s Garden
2. Quiltmaker’s Garden, Part 3
Sept/Oct ’12 (No. 147)
1. Faith, Hope & Love
2. Oak Leaf Cluster
3. Country Morning
4. Summit Points
5. Quiltmaker’s Garden, Part 4
Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Fall ’12
1. All Aglow
2. Fascinating Twist