Save Yourself a Headache! Errata!
One of the challenging things about writing a book is all the back and forth steps it takes between you and the publisher. I don't know why I didn't realize it sooner, but when you're writing a sewing book, there are no pictures, just pages and pages and pages and pages and pages of text with notes about which images are supposed to go where. We definitely all do our best to make sure there are no mistakes in the finished product, but every now and again a few sneak through.
While you're gearing up for The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL2 I wanted to make sure everyone takes a moment to check out the Errata and to make the necessary updates in your book! I'm not shy, I take a sharpie to those pages - that way if I decide to come back to it again, I don't make mistakes the second time around.
So, without further ado, here is the errata for The Fussy Cut Sampler.
Fabric D&E - (1) 4-1/2" squares for QST. **You only need 2 of each if you are using a directional fabric that you do not want to rotate in your second QST block.
Fabric A - (2) 9-3/4" x 5-1/2" rectangles
Fabric B - (2) 5-1/2" squares
*if you've already cut the fabrics to the cut size in the book, you'll find you can still make a perfectly sized block, but the updated measurements here give you room to fussy cut, and will also mirror the directions for marking your ruler in the Tip. This is how I prefer to make this block.
The cutting size for Fabric B should be (4) 6-1/2" x 2" rectangles
Fabric A - (3) 4 1/2" squares for HSTs, cut once along the diagonal (3) 4" squares for the QSTs, cut once along the diagonal
Fabric B - (3) 4 1/2" squares for HSTs, cut once along the diagonal (2) 4" squares for the QSTs, cut once along the diagonal
Block 37: the cutting directions on this block are correct if you are making a block that looks like Nichole's block (pg 110). Directions should read:
- Gather the Fabric B rectangles and Fabric C squares and assemble 4 B/C Flying Geese Units (see page 10). Trip to 2"x3.5". Repeat using Fabric C rectangles and Fabric B squares, assemble 4 C/B Flying Geese units. Set aside.
- Sew an assembled Fabric B/C unit from Step 1 to an assembled C/B unit also from step 1. Repeat to create a total of 4 units. Press and set aside.
- Sew a Fabric B square to a 2" fabric A square. Press, repeat to create a total of 4 units.
- Sew a fabric B rectangle to the bottom of an assembled unit from Step 3. press. Repeat to create a total of 4 units.
- Sew an assembled unit from Step 4 to either side of an assembled unit from Step 4 to either side of an assembled unit from Step 2. Repeat and press.
- Sew an assembled unit from Step 2 to either side of the 3.5" Fabric A square. Press.
- Sew the rows together and press.
Psst! Also hang tight, because in the next few days I'll also be posting a step by step image tutorial for the trickiest (IMO) block in the book, the QST units. For some reason these suckers even confuse me when I'm trying to figure out fabric placement, so I thought it could be helpful to share!
Is anyone else getting excited?? April 16th will be here soon!