Hi everyone, I want to make a 'modern' quilt as a gift to my newly married nephew and his bride. As many young couples now, they have a minimalistic type of decorating style, but they would still like to have a quilt for their living room. I found this fabric with a tree-like print and a few other fabrics to complement the main print. I want to make a striped quilt, that will highlight the tree print. The main print was designed by a Canadian native artist and I really like the colors and design.
The stripes will run the length of the quilt and I plan to quilt it with long runs of straight quilting. I figure about 4 or 5 repeats of the stripes should do it.
My question is: how wide should I cut the stripes? I was thinking of maybe 2 1/2" or 3" wide finished. Should I make them all the same width or should the main fabric be a wider stripe than the others?
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