While I try very diligently to ensure that my patterns are easy to understand and free of errors, occasionally a mistake will slip past me. I apologize for any frustration that this may cause you.
Please remember that if you have any questions, you can email me at email@LilacCottageDesigns.com. I never want my customers to be frustrated with my patterns, so if you find yourself struggling to decipher instructions, please feel free to call me at 505.325.4131, S-S 8AM-8PM Mountain Time. This is my studio phone, and I’m usually at my desk, but if not, please leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Sleep Mat II Pattern
It has recently come to my attention that a typo was found in the earlier editions to my pattern. The mat backing size should have been cut at 65″H instead of 63″H. For those of you who have the pattern and have already cut the backing to size I offer two solutions: If you haven’t already sewn your mat together, you can move the mat face up so that it is 1″ from the top of the batting/backing. This should give you the 9″ you want below the bottom of the mat face. If you’ve already sewn the mat together, never fear. The 9″ is just to create the mat closure flap at the bottom of the mat. In the picture, it’s the pink part below the quilt with the velcro on it. If you don’t have 9″, you have two choices. Once you trim the mat per directions, if you have more than 6″, you can just cut the fusible fleece you will need to your measurement minus 1″ (ex. 6″-1″=5″ x 26″ instead of the 8″x26″) and then follow the directions like normal. You will have to cut your velcro pieces on the flap a little smaller, but otherwise everything should work fine. If you don’t have at least 6″, then Trim the Mat per the directions, and then cut the backing to 5″ below the bottom of the mat face. Now, cut a 5″ x 26″ piece of backing fabric from your leftovers. Sew it on to the bottom of the backing fabric with a 1/2″ seam and proceed with the directions as written.
Quilter’s Holdall Pattern
It has recently come to my attention that a math error was found in the earlier editions to my pattern. I had made about 4 of them before I noticed, so it can be done, it’s just a little more difficult. The error was that the Exterior Back should have been cut at 18″ x 12 1/2″ instead of 18 1/2″. This should allow all of your points to match up easily. If you don’t know what points I’m talking about, email me at email@LilacCottageDesigns.com and ask for the updated figures page that shows the point placement.