During the course of designing and writing the Birthstone Series, some inaccuracies slipped through the testing process. Listed below are those that I want to be sure you're aware of. Patterns will be corrected. 

Amethyst (February)

  • If your pattern is missing a freezer paper template, please click here to send me a note via my Contact form and I'll send you a replacement via Priority Mail immediately. Thank you!
  • The Amethyst freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Amethyst freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”.  Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Diamond (April)

  • The Diamond freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Diamond freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around the TOP and LEFT sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. (Leave the bottom and right edges untouched.) Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim the TOP and LEFT sides down to 17 ½”.  Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Emerald (May)

  • The Emerald freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Emerald freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”.  Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Ruby (July)

  • The Ruby freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Ruby freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”.  Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Peridot (August)

  • The fabric measurements for three Peridot colors are incorrect. The correct measurements are listed below. The Shop Kit layout and cutting instructions for Peridot have been updated and you can access that document by clicking here.

    • G4 - Dk Olive Green (Painter's Palette "Kelp" 121-114) should be 9" x 9"

    • G1 - Apple Green (Painter's Palette "Apple Green" 121-076) should be 12" x 12"

    • C1 - Pale Yellow (Painter's Palette "Citrus Yellow" 121-063) should be 12" x 9"

  • Peridot's Facet 1-6 has an incorrect color code. The correct color code is G2 (Apple Green; Painter's Palette color is "Apple Green"). Please make the correction on your freezer paper and paper templates.

  • Peridot's Facet 3-16 has an incorrect color code. The correct color code is G5 (Dark Forest Green; Painter's Palette color is "Woodsman"). Some patterns have been manually corrected. If not, please make the correction on your freezer paper and paper templates.

  • Peridot's Facet 4-11 has an incorrect color code. The correct color code is G5 (Dark Forest Green; Painter's Palette color is "Woodsman"). Some patterns have been manually corrected. If not, please make the correction on your freezer paper and paper templates.

Pink Tourmaline (October)

  • The Pink Tourmaline freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Pink Tourmaline freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Your gem will now be floating inside the block, rather than touching the edges. As a result, you will only have to cut 4 background pieces, rather than 8. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”.  Click here to view a short video demonstrating the easy fix!

Citrine (November) 

Tanzanite (December)

  • The color code for facets 3-21 and 4-21 should be L3 (Royal Purple). They currently indicate that their color code is L4...but there is no L4 in the chart. Please use L3. Thanks!

Note: In the video below, I demonstrate the fix to the five gemstones that are a smidge shy of 17" square.