Monday, February 18, 2013
Log Cabin ebook update
Since writing a review on my blog about the above Fons and Porter ebook, I learned from the publisher that there are some errors in that copy.
Click here for a link to my blog post.
Click here for a link to the revised copy.
This bring up an interesting point. Over the years, I have occasionally found patterns which contain errors - usually in cutting measurements. I also know that publishers will have corrections posted on their websites.
One thing I always do when working from a pattern - my own included - is to make a sample block and check it for accuracy. Lets say you need to cut and piece 50 blocks; wouldn't you rather discover an error on block number 1? I also double check instructions before cutting larger pieces, such as borders.
I edit my own patterns many times. For my book, I had a very astute, perfectionistic quilter edit all my math and measurements. She found ONE tiny discrepancy. Even so, I still encourage anyone using my patterns to do the same: make one sample block before cutting all of them.
Happy quilting and stay tuned for another ebook review on Modern Quilts from McCall's patterns.