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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a store?

No.

How is your last name pronounced?

Like the girl's name Michelle; we just don't have an "e" on the end of our name. If you look closely you'll also see there is no "t" in our last name. That is why we don't pronounce the "t."

What block did I see you demonstrate on "Simply Quilts" using Set A?

That was the Rosette. You can make it with either Set A or Set B. It is featured in the book Encyclopedia of Patchwork Blocks, Volume 1

 

Frequently Asked Questions About The Templates

I like strip techniques. Why should I use templates?

I like strip techniques, too. I'll never make a Double Irish Chain with templates, but I'll never make another Ohio Star without templates. I feel that the Perfect Patchwork Templates are a continuation of strip techniques. We cut strips the same width as one dimension of the template then use the template to finalize the shape. They are great!

Why are the corners like that?

Believe it or not, this is the part you'll really love!

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1. This is your basic right triangle with 1/4-inch seam allowance that creates long, bulky, pointed corners.

2. Because the points are so long and bulky, some quilters have learned to blunt the points to help prevent them from catching in their machine's feed dogs. That's nice, as far as it goes.

3-4. Another reason to nip off the points is to eliminate those pesky "dog ears." If you don't, they are left extending beyond the unit, adding bulk and more chances for misalignment and risking "showing through" light fabrics.

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Besides, how do you usually align a triangle on a square? By eye – it may look good, but it's not always accurate! With Perfect Patchwork Templates, you just sew a 1/4-inch seam allowance because the pieces line up PERFECTLY! Right triangles may not convince you, but these shapes will!

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