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Thread: Jelly Roll Race 1600 experts? I need your help!

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    Senior Member Tashana's Avatar
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    I use three jelly rolls and get a nice large quilt, about 65ish x85ish without the borders. I use whatever the strips I have.
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    Sew your strips together and keep sewing the lengths checking after 5-6 folds to seeif you have the length yiou want. I made one and after I had the length I wanted it was not wide enough so I sewed more strips together and then sewed them on the sides. Acutally I had to buy extra fabric. I use borders to make my quilts the width/length that I want. Inside of quilt can be smaller and border wider to bring quilt up to size you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I have to confess, the one thing that's bothered me about this pattern is same strips showing up next to each other. I know I should let it go, but it bugs me. The only way around it I can see is to have no duplicates.
    You will *always* have the same strips next to each other in the 1600 jelly roll quilts. You fold a strip in half and sew it to itself. No way around that.

    I think these quilts are the perfect canvas for applique!! I saw one done with a watery looking batik jelly roll with lily pads and a frog

    I added giant orange poppies to mine. I just looked and I don't have a good pic of it finished.
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    Ooohhh. love the orange applique!

    As to all this figuring - kinda sucks the joy out of a true jelly roll race! The fun is sewing strips together with abandon and see what you get. And then figuring out what to do with what you got.

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    Your Poppy quilt is beautiful. I have been watching for jelly rolls that I love to make a JRR quilt, but your applique shows w hole new range of possibilities.
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    I have done a couple of these jellyroll quilts. The first one I left the 40 strips whole except for cutting off 18 inches on the first strip. On that one I wasn't real happy with the "stacking". On the second one, I cut 20 of the strips in half, and the other 20 strips I cut into approximate one third length strips (13"). I then put them all in the dryer on air only to mix them up. This made for a better look that was much scrappier. I posted pictures of both on the thread I started which is called jellyroll 1600 if you would like to take a look.
    Here is a link to those pictures. Jelly Roll 1600 Quilts
    Last edited by grannytx; 10-13-2012 at 08:44 PM.

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    http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/2...ank-quilt.html

    She gives ideas for making it longer and etc. or even different widths.
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    Jelly Roll Race 1600 experts? I need your help

    I did a 'planned' faux 1600 scrap quilt (aka 1600 jelly roll quilt). I layed out my scraps in a sort of rainbow effect. The quilt was a challenge for 2011 for a longarm guild where I'm a member. (hope photo posting works)
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