At Erik Homemade® we enjoy designing easy-to-follow instructions for sure-fire results. Before beginning any project, we suggest you check the CORRECTIONS Page on our weblog to make sure that there are no posts concerning your project. All of our material is presented in good faith and although we constantly strive to offer you the best recipes and project instructions, Erik Homemade® can not be held responsible for individual results, typographical/computer errors, artistic abilities, human error, or variances due to materials or supplies. You are always encouraged to contact us for further information and/or clarification.
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For the best results with your projects we suggest:
- Reading through all of the instructions before you begin-making sure that your instructions are complete and that you have entire patterns and recipes.
- Having on-hand and ready all of the necessary supplies before beginning a project or recipe.
- Following, in order, the instructions or recipe as they appear to avoid omission or deletion of any step.
- Having a copy of the instructions with you while you are working on a project/recipe and a pen/pencil so that you may keep and save any notes you make for future projects of the same.
- Using accurate/level measurements/temperatures, at each stage.
- Knowing and understanding the tools you are using, getting practice ahead of time, if necessary.
- Using the best techniques for every project that you are capable of.
- When working with a particular product, always follow the manufacturer's directions to ensure the best results.
- Using common sense and good judgement when working with tools, adhesives, paints, or chemicals.
- Using adult supervision with children, when necessary.
- Testing on scraps for anything you question (ie; colorfastness, a new technique, an unfamiliar product, etc.) before you begin a project.
- Because images downloaded from the Internet may distort during the printing process, we recommend verifying all pattern pieces and templates before cutting fabrics for your project. Make any adjustments, as needed, to ensure a successful outcome.
- And when quilting, always make a sample block before cutting and entire project.
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When we are able to, we name our sources for each project. If we do not name a source, we suggest that you check with your local discount/craft/fabric/or quilt shop. Due to the seasonal nature of some materials, actual availability of some products may vary. The cost of each project will vary, of course depending on the materials used. For certain supplies that may be difficult to find, we are able to offer a "buy this item" icon, or link, that will direct you to the online retailer where you may purchase the item pictured. Check our Amazon Store Page or our Gift Shop Page for current selections. If you do not see an item listed, feel free to contact us.
Materials reviewed at Erik Homemade® are reviewed by the post writing author and contain honest remarks. We can not be responsible if another's results were different. We review products and items that we feel will interest our readers and subscribers and that our reviews will help those people make an educated decision when choosing a product.
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