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Thread: Can you help me? I need to find the length of the strips

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    Member sasissy's Avatar
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    I made a quilt for my daughter in law and I think it was called "Pretty in Pastels but I am not positive that was the pattern name. Now my grandson wants that pattern (different fabrics of course) and I cannot find it. It was super easy 2 1/2 inch strips but I am not sure how long to cut the pieces.
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    when you get your strips sewd together, that's how long you will cut them, so they will be square

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    I would say cut the strip 10.5" long.

    If you sew five 2.5" strips together, they will end up a finished width of 10". Add .5" to that for the seam allowance, and you will end up with a 10.5" unfinished square.

    Edit: Kathy's right. I would just sew 5 strips together, iron, measure how wide they are, and then cut the strip set in that length. Super accurate!

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    Looks like a "Rail Fence" pattern. If your strips were 2 1/2" wide then your length is probably 10.5 inches. You want your squares to be square so whatever the width of your 5 strips sewn together comes to, that would be the length that you cut each "square"

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    Looks like all three of us were on the "same page"

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    Just measure the length and the width and add 1/2 in.(for you 1/4 in seam on both sides)

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    Should be 10 1/2", but I make my strip sets and then cut them into the squares.

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    It is kind of a variation of a rail fence, but the blocks all go the same directions so it isn't exactly the same as a rail fence.

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    Thanks to everyone for their help. As you can tell I am pretty new to this business but I am definitely having fun!

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    10.5 inch will make them into a square if you are using 2.5 inch wide strips.

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