Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Failure to Communicate

August 2020

About five years ago, I purchased a quilt kit - pattern, fabric for the blocks, border, binding, and backing. I rarely purchase kits, but it was a good deal, and I liked the pattern. 

Fast forward to 2020 . . . it was time to cut the fabric and begin the quilt. I followed the cutting directions for the blocks (I don't cut borders until the blocks are finished) and began sewing one of the blocks. 

Hmmm, something was definitely wrong. I checked the pattern again and again. Had I cut the wrong pieces (the pattern had directions for two different sizes - a table topper and a quilt)? No, the pieces were cut and sewn correctly, but the pinwheels were MUCH larger than the other block pieces. 

Not much I could do at this point - no extra fabric because it was a kit - other than cut the pinwheels to the correct size. 

What a waste of fabric!


* I checked for an errata, and none seems to be available. 


15 comments:

  1. Frustrating situation. Good thing you have the experience to make lemonade.

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  2. I was thinking the same as the others - you had the experience to make it work. It's a lovely design so far.

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  3. How frustrating! Sorry about that, but were glad you were able to "fix" it. But...will it be a good size when you are finished?

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  4. I have tons of quilt kits stacked up downstairs still in their boxes and that's my fear. If there is an issue there won't be any help with discontinued kits. I have already started cannibalizing some of the kits just so they won't go to waste. I am such a sucker for buying kits-not so much when it comes to using them.

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  5. Too bad! Use the cuts to make a border! After you slam a cupboard door! lol

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  6. I'm pretty sure the mistake isn't yours. Your quilting is so precise.

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  7. How annoying, lucky you thought up a Plan B instead.

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  8. You always find a way Nancy!!!! Very smart !

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  9. That's upsetting. As least you were able to come up with a work around!

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  10. At least you had the know-how to fix it. Unlike me who would have been clueless. It must have been frustrating for you though.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  11. How frustrating. The small blocks are cute but sad that the cutting instructions were off.

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  12. How absolutely frustrating. However, your cut blocks look perfect all together.

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  13. How discouraging. I do like the colors they are Fall like:)

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  14. I don’t buy very many kits. And generally when I do it is because the yardage is much cheaper than the going rate. Hopefully you will have enough fabric to make the smaller blocks. I’ve heard of a few friends have problems with kits. Not always much you can do about either. Sigh.

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