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Merrily Sewing Pattern Corrections for Moda

by Stacie Bloomfield / 11 comments

Merrily Quilt

Find updated pattern by clicking HERE.

Hi Friends! I have some good news and bad news. The good news is that Merrily for Moda Fabric has sold incredibly well! We were thrilled that so many stores ordered the fabric, and that this upcoming Christmas there will be sweet GIngiber critters to help decorate for the holidays.

The bad news, to be honest, is that this was my first time having sewing patterns written and sold for Moda. And, it turns out there are a few mistakes in the pattern books. BUT I am publishing the pattern corrections right here, so that if you happened to get one of the patterns and have discovered a problem, we will address it.

You know the best part of making a mistake like this? You learn how to do it better the next time! So, for our upcoming collection, Savannah, we are going to be extra vigilant about finding errors before we go to print!

Merrily Pattern G002:

On the back fabric requirements it says:   9.5" x 10" panels,  it should say 9" x 10.5" panels.  Because on page one, it says to cut panel down to 8.75" x 10.5".

Also on page one, increase the Fabric B strips to 1.5" to accommodate the seam allowance.  

The four blocks on the side finish at 2.75" (3.25" minus seam allowance .5) ,  2.75 times four equals 11" then you have to add .5 back on for the two outside ends 1/4" allowance.  
So the four blocks sewn together will be 11.5"  and the  panel at 10.5 + 1" fabric B will only give you 11", so make the fabric B 1.5" and all is good.

Jolly Wall Quilt Pattern G003:

The dimensions for trimming the panel are incorrect.  They do not take into account the seam allowances on the pieced strips.  The panel should be trimmed to:  17" X 19.75".

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  • Gingiber on

    Cheryl, the correct pattern is the one found on the Moda Website: http://unitednotions.com/fp_merrily.pdf

  • Cheryl on

    I am a little confused. After reading some of the comments and the problems some of the quilters had I just wanted to know Is the pattern is correct now? Thank you

  • Barbara Carlon on

    My correct email address is in this comment.

  • Barbara Carlon on

    I also am having problems putting the quilt together, just like Bridget on September 19, 2017. I followed the updated directions on united notions.com only to discover that now, after making all the tree and house blocks, the trees are too short! The site for united notions seems to be down too. I can’t reach the directions. I’m trying to figure out a work around, maybe add an additional amount to the top of the trees. :( Does anyone have access to the directions or to united notions.com today? Please help.

  • Bridget on

    I need some help! I am trying to put together this quilt. I have gotten to the trees and they turn out to be 10" tall instead of 10.5". I followed the directions exactly and all pieces were measured correctly. I checked multiple times and had someone else look too. Can’t figure out what is wrong! Had anyone else had this problem? Worried I won’t have enough fabric now!

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