I have to put together a nine patch with strips on the sides to complete my block. My 9 patch is made of 2 colours, 2in x 2in squares. To this I have to add 2in x 5 in strips on two sides and on the two other sides a strip made of a 2in, 5 in and 2 in strip sewed together.
The nine patch is fine, the two 5 in x 2 in strips on the sides are perfect; I have a problem with my other strip - it is about 1/4 in too short and I don't see how that can happen!!! I am a new quilter so this is why I am puzzled about this.
I am attaching two pictures for everyone to see - maybe someone could explain what I did wrong
Thanks for any help - much appreciated.
Hi Carol, I've had this happen more than once, but it was my cutting that was off. maybe your ruler slipped a bit or you measured wrong. i've just had to re-cut more pieces. sorry i couldn't be of more help. Becky C., PA
Hi Carol, I have also had this problem and it was my fault - I had taken more than 1/4" seam n both sides and it culminated in the piece not measuring up and being short - hope this may help - the alternative is to cut the large piece 1/4" longer = Marianne UK
Hi Marianne, turns out it is my fault! I may have taken more than the 1/4" seam and also I noticed that when I pressed, I pulled a little on my fabric - ironing instead of just pressing with my iron. I have put this project aside for a while but will return to it eventually - I'm sure it will be a beautiful quilt once it's done.
Either your cutting was off or your seam was too big maybe?
Hi Carole, How is the block coming along - have you had any luck with re-adjusting the seam allowance