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Metric Pattern Cutting

Sunday, August 12, 2012

If you have ever wanted to create your own patterns/designs, but don't know where to start, I highly recommend you get a copy of this book.  It's amazing!  I have borrowed it from the library but plan to purchase my own copy, because it's simply that good.  It gives exact details on how to create pattern blocks or slopers which are perfectly measured to fit.  And if you have a wiggly little one like mine who won't sit still for measuring, it has standard charts which I found very accurate.

 Here are my blocks for a basic top.  

I have no idea why it took me long to learn do this and I'm super excited with the endless possibilities for future designs!

If you haven't had a chance to cast your vote for the open auditions at Project Run & Play, today is the last day!

Thank you :)

4 comments on "Metric Pattern Cutting"
  1. That is awesome!!! I just put up my own size chart on my blog:
    in case people do use metric patterns and want to know how they convert! :) I might need to get this book too!!!

    1. Great chart, RaeAnna, thanks for the link! The book is a little pricey (because it's a textbook, I think), but it's so worth it imo. At least get it from your local library to see if you like it. :)

  2. OMG, I just wrote a post about this book too but haven't posted it yet. I learned to make blocks for adults and it is such a hassle but kids are so much easier. This book will put a lot of patternmakers out of business, sadly. Congrats on Project Run and Play. I'm going to be on it too.

    1. I'll be watching for your post. I'm finding the book so fascinating and would love to know your thoughts on it. And thanks for the's all still sinking in! And that's so awesome you're going to be on it, looking to seeing your creations! How exciting!


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