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accuracy of pattern length



  • Kimberly Sandberg

    Dear Maria, 

    I'm glad to hear that you are getting lots of quilts finished on your new HQ Amara with Pro-Stitcher. 

    To answer your question - while you are quilting a quilt, the quilt top will draw in slightly in size, depending on your stitch density.  Because every quilt is unique, with a different combination of thread, batting and fabric, there is no real way to predict precisely how much draw in will take place.  This is why we recommend that you quilt about an inch off each side of the quilt, and add about an inch to the bottom of the design when doing edge to edge designs.  In the Education Studio, we have all finished many quilts this way and have never had any problems with the stitches coming out at the edges of the quilts after trimming and before binding.  

    I hope that you continue to enjoy your Amara and finishing all those quilts!

    Best Regards, 

    Kim Sandberg

    Handi Quilter Studio Educator

  • Frank Hall

    I'm very interested in understanding this.

    So ...

    For a quilt top that measures 33 inches wide and 55 inches long, I would enter the following values into the Area boxes:

         Width  = 33.00 + 1.00 + 1.00 = 35.00

         Height = 55.00 + 1.00 = 56.00

    Have I got it right?

    Thanks in advance!

    Old Goat


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