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Thread: Have you heard of this kind of strip quilt?

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    Super Member Mariah's Avatar
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    Have you heard of doing this?

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    Ok, now to my question - I haven't seen one yet, but a friend keeps tellling me about this strip quilt she makes - you take 4 yards worth of fabric, cut 2.5" strips, throw it all into a bag. Then you begin sewing them end to end as you pull them randomly from the bag. When you get to the end, you double it back and sew one long seam - and again and again until you have the quilt top. She said it goes really fast at that point. And the lengths wind up being staggered, not all the same, so it's not just one row of this fabric and the next of a different fabric (does this make sense?).

    I tried a search, but didn't find anything. Does anyone do this? I'd love to see pics and hear of any tips!
    My Mom used to do this when we lived on the farm. It was her way of making a quilt in a hurry and having fun at the same time.
    I tried it one time, and I could see how it was fun! You never know what you are getting, and then it all blends okay.
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    This is the same technique that we used in making rag rugs. These are my own figures so use what you like.

    l. Determine the width of quilt you want minus the borders. Have at least three coordinating colors, light, med and dark always work.

    2. Take the number from the width and then take 34 %, 55 % and 83% of that number. Cut your strips in those lengths.
    for example lets say you want a 60 inch wide (without the borders) (and ignore the seam allowance and the part that you lose when sewing it together). So 60 times .34 is 20.4. ......and 60 times .55 is 33 .....and 60 times 49.8.
    And I would cut my strips in 20 1/2, and then 33 and then 50 inch lengths.

    You need some 20 1/2 in each of the colors so you would end up with 9 piles of strips. Lay them in stacks around a table and go along and pick one from each stack and make your pile to sew. Arrange the strips so that the next pile is not the same color or size.

    This gives a total random look.

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    It sounds like a tube quilt.

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    It sounds very similar to staggered bricks. I am making one now for my 12 yr old DGD for Christmas--she picked out the jelly rolls--ugly ugly 70's style material, flowers power, piece signs, bright and bold. It's twin size ans took 2 jelly rolls and a few strips I had to cut from my stash. Has anyone else noticed how much material is beginning to look like the hippie days? Not sure how I enjoyed them so much then but don't now--older, maybe? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathyjg View Post
    Has anyone else noticed how much material is beginning to look like the hippie days? Not sure how I enjoyed them so much then but don't now--older, maybe? LOL
    Definitely. I'm not sure what the appeal is. Sometimes the designers all seem to get together and tell us that this is what is "in"...whether we like it or not. But it does seem to appeal to some people. I was too young to get into the hippy movement, but I certainly remember it.

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    I saw a chart somewhere that gave the sizes of the jelly roll quilts according to the number of strips you use: 40 strips make a 48x68 quilt, 55 strips = 55x84, 69 strips = 70x83, 82 strips = 78x88, 96 strips = 88x92 inch quilt.

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    Jenny on Missouri Quilt Company does a video on this as well. I have made several and they are so easy and so different.

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    Yes, jelly roll, it is a fast put together. I did mine with 2 jelly rolls so that made it a 60 inch square. A friend of mine likes it so I am planning on giving it to her instead of using it myself.

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    I made one in fall colors (using batik 2 1/2" strips that I cut) and now I am in the process of appliquing leaves scattered around the quilt as if blown by the wind. Starting to look pretty good.
    Jan

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    MY 1600 Jelly Roll Quilt- Quilted by Harriet

    Here is one I did in an afternoon. Had it quilted and bound the next day and snuggled under that night!!!!

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