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Harriet and I are glad you visited... we established this blog as a sort of question and answer forum for all of you who are working through the Quilter's Academy book series.
It is also a place to find a list of the errata from the books-
You can find those by looking back through the archived blogs.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Volume 1 Errata found so far

Below is a list of the corrections that a few of our readers have brought to our attention so far. We apologize for these problems, but they are a good way for you to check to see if you are able to catch them. The Townsquare project on page 63 is going to be turned into a mid-term exam, giving you a chance to see if you can work out the correct answers. We have had several students tell us they thought this is how we set it up. We wish we had of thought of that, as it is a good check on your progress for making your own recipes.

Please email us with any questions you may have about these or other things in the book.

Corrections for Quilt Academy Volume 1

Page 12 In the note box, it should be 112, not 12

Page 41 Harriet's Triple Rail Fence Project:
Make sure you read after the * on the bottom of
the page, starting with "* To determine how many strip sets.... "
The yardage is not wrong, but if you just cut the number of strips we tell you to cut it
will seem that way...

Page 64 2nd paragraph from bottom in first column
Four four-patch units per block = 2 segments for each unit = 8 segments. Each segment is a 1 ½" cut. There are 8 blocks and 8 segments each = 64 units total. Each 42" strip yields 28 units 1 ½" wide. 64 ÷ 28 = 2.28 strips needed, rounded up to 3 strips.

2nd column
6 strips 1 ½" wide dark green
3 strips 1 ½" …….
3 strips 1 ½" ……..

Page 65 center column- #5
Make two stacks of 16

center column - #8
Make 32 of these……

Page 81 - this is fairly obvious, but the 18" side of a fat quarter is the lengthwise grain and the 22" side is the crosswise grain

Page 87 - we have been told that there are a few confusing things here. After step 2, we meant you need a total of 36 segments for rows 1, 2, 4, and 5 - not 36 for each.
Rows 2 and 4 - there is no need for white strips
Under Making Block A - For Row 3, you need 1 strip blue, 2 strips pink and 2 strips white.

Page 90 17 – B blocks


  1. On Page 90 above, should that be 17 B blocks instead of 17 A blocks?

  2. Hi Sue,
    Yes - that is one we knew about but forgot to list on the blog. Thanks for contacting us.

  3. Thank you for these corrections - I found them on Lesley's blog...are there any more since Jan. 21, 2010? It's Feb. 5, 2011 now, so just wondering if there are any more possible updates? Thank you! www.rocknquilts.blogspot.com

  4. I have some questions regarding Freshman Year page 41 (Harriet’s Triple Rail Fence project).

    1. Based on the yardage required list (1/4 yd. for Fabric 1, 2, 3,and 4; ½ yard for Fabric 5) there will be insufficient fabric to cut six (6) 1.75” inch strips. 6 x 1.75” = 10.5inches (greater than 9 inches). I did check the errata for this and noted that you state “the yardage is not wrong, but if you just cut the number of strips we tell you to cut it will seem that way….” That’s confusing to me. Please clarify – is the fabric requirement ¼ yard or should it be ½ yard?
    2. I understand how there are 6 sets of strip set A needed and 5 sets for Strip Set B. But I am supposed to cut 6 strips of Fabric 1,2,3,4 and 12 of 5. Would have thought I would need 6 strips of Fabrics 1,2, 5 for Strip Set A and 5 strips of Fabric 3,4, 5 for Strip Set B – this is supported by your calculations in column 2. This would result in needing 11 strips of Fabric 5. Are we cutting an extra “just in case”?
    3. At the ** note: to determine yardage.. Figure 5 strips x 1.75”. If 6 are being cut … why are we figuring yardage for only 5?
    Not trying to be slow or difficult but am working very deliberately at this and want to really understand the foundations before moving forward. Already the work done is showing both vast improvement and benefits on other little projects I’ve tried.

    1. I'm sorry you never got a reply -- because you are, of course, quite correct and the authors, in spite of their insistence that their math is correct, are wrong. As they are in a number of other projects. I'd say math is certainly not their specialty. And I am quite bothered that they won't acknowledge this.