Everyone makes mistakes and for those moments, your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. Should we find a published error anywhere at Erik Homemade® we will let you know as soon as we find it! By the same token, we appreciate being alerted to any possible errors you, our readers may find; please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also correct the errors we find so that future mistakes can be avoided. See also the READ THIS Page for more information.
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20 November 2016: nothing to report.
24 February 2016: Some readers have noticed they did not have a correct copy of Page 2 of the Traditional Setting Steps 8 and 9 as well as Page 3 of Step 8! We are not sure how an unapproved draft of the instructions got uploaded, however we reloaded the correct pages and issued a notice to double check what was downloaded. The correct PDF files are in place. Please double check what you have downloaded and replace the pages, if necessary. The pages mistakenly show the quilt diagram with 5 blocks across. Earlier steps in the instructions had the rows correctly constructed as 4 blocks across. The error was only in the quilt diagrams on each page. We truly apologize for this confusion.
28 August 2015: The PDF file for page 2 of the Traditional Setting Step 6 incorrectly labeled Page 2 as Page 3! A new PDF download has been issued and up-loaded to the original post. The on-line introduction correctly stated there were two pages to download therefore no "Whoops!" Message has been posted. Thank you to Darrell for alerting us to the error!
13 August 2015: Gift Box Star Block pattern: The cutting measurements for the E piece should read 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch rectangles (not 2 1/2 by 2 1/2-inch square). We have updated our PDF file at Craftsy.com and an updated pattern will be sent to all who downloaded the instructions there. The mistake is starred (*) in the new instructions. Thank you Janet M for pointing out the mistake so that we could make the correction.
27 July 2015:Our on-line introduction to the Benjamin Franklin Mystery Traditional Setting Step 5 incorrectly stated to download 3 pages of instructions. There are, in fact, only 2 pages. The on-line introduction has been updated to say "both" pages and both pages remain the same. A new "Whoops!" message posted on 28 July 2015.
19 January 2015: 'George Bailey' Star Block pattern: The cutting measurements for the E piece should read 1 x 5 1/2-inch rectangles (not 1 x 5-inches). We have updated our PDF file at Craftsy.com and an update will be sent to all who downloaded the instructions there. The mistake is starred (*) in the new instructions. Thank you Lucille for letting us know so that we could correct the mistake.
26 January 2014: Please Note: After sewing together Benjamin Franklin Mystery BLOCK 17 (Strength in Union) reader JH contacted us because her center square did not come out to 9 1/2-inches as stated in the instructions. We re-measured our blocks (we make 3) and found they all came out to 9 1/3-inches square. When JH added her 2 1/2-inch border strips, the block measured more than the needed 12 1/2-inches and she was able to trim her block to the correct size and nothing was lost. We thank JH for letting us know and appreciate the time to contact us.
29 April 2013: Benjamin Franklin Mystery BLOCK 11; Page 1; The written instructions erroneously referenced Red scrap 2 1/2-inch squares and Blue 2 1/2-inch squares when constructing the block. This should be Red 1 1/2-inch and Blue 1 1/2-inch squares (that were correctly mentioned in the cutting instructions). A new PDF file for Page 1 was uploaded at 19:40 EDT and a correction notice issued. All PDF files are current.
28 March 2013:Benjamin Franklin Mystery BLOCK 10; Page 1; the new PDF file was uploaded on 27 March 2013 at 23:54 EDT and the correction notice issued.
25 March 2013: Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt BLOCK 10; Page 1; The written instructions mistakenly say to cut a 7 1/4-inch Red scrap square. A 7 1/4-inch BEIGE scrap square should be used.
Both the online tutorial and photographs correctly show a Beige scrap square.
26 September 2012: Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt BLOCK 4; Page 2: The written instructions for the B units erroneously mentioned use of "Red scrap 3 1/2-inch squares". This step should read "Red scrap 3 1/2-inch square". An updated PDF instruction for Page 2 was published at 13:02 EDT (US) with the corrected information. The cutting instructions (Page 1) are correct.
**Boston Star: Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt BLOCK 1; The written instructions have you cut 2 4 1/4-inch Background B and 2 4 1/2-inch Blue scrap C. Three of us tested this block before we printed the instructions to make sure our sizes were correct. When we made the block with both pieces cut 4 1/2-inch square, our blocks warped at this point--on all three of our blocks. When we made the block with the sizes given, we had no problem. If you have trouble at this point in your block, try re-making the B/C squares the other way from what you did, and see what happens. Whether it is a case of seam allowance, presser foot, or personal sewing we aren't sure (?!).
We are interested in hearing how your Boston Star turned out...please let us know!
21 February 2011:Christmas Mystery Quilt page 21: The written instructions on page 21 mistakenly said Step 13 Sewing unit. The written instructions should have read Step 3 Sewing unit. The information on the diagram was correct: Step 3 Sewing unit (side-by-side green squares). An updated PDF instruction was published at 13:50 EST(US) containing the correct information.
14 January 2011:Christmas Mystery Quilt page 15: The diagram on page 15 erroneously labeled the center section Step 6 Sewing unit. The diagram should read Step 2 Sewing unit. The written instructions were correct. A new PDF instruction has been uploaded and all instructions contain the correct information.
09 December 2010:Christmas Mystery Quilt page 10: The written instructions erroneously state "Repeat for a total of 2 strips". You will only make 1 strip (as shown on the pattern diagram). A new PDF instruction page has been uploaded and all instructions currently reflect the correct information.
09 September 2010: Scrap Pile Clean-up Mystery Quilt: question; In case you are wondering, some of the blocks in our sample quilt got mixed-up in the excitement to sew the quilt together! If you notice a light reversed with a dark, or vice- versa, it is simple a jumble caused by quilter's enthusiasm! Our apologies for the confusion.
Happiness is getting it right...