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    Member rbechore's Avatar
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    Not sure what I did wrong.

    This is my first Jelly Roll Race quilt. I wanted to make it crib size, I think I did the math wrong or sewed it incorrectly. I watched the Missouri Star Quilt tutorial on youtube. Mine never did look like the one she was sewing while I sewed it, I didn't ever have straight ends I always had to cut it to make it straight on the bottom before I could put them together to sew another row. It measures 33 inches wide by 59 inches long. I wanted it to be about 52 inches long. Any tips on what I might have done wrong will be greatly appreciated. Oh and I cut 27 2.5 inch strips to do it.

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    Did you sew all your strips end to end first, then discard the first 18" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbechore View Post
    This is my first Jelly Roll Race quilt. I wanted to make it crib size, I think I did the math wrong or sewed it incorrectly. I watched the Missouri Star Quilt tutorial on youtube. Mine never did look like the one she was sewing while I sewed it, I didn't ever have straight ends I always had to cut it to make it straight on the bottom before I could put them together to sew another row. It measures 33 inches wide by 59 inches long. I wanted it to be about 52 inches long. Any tips on what I might have done wrong will be greatly appreciated. Oh and I cut 27 2.5 inch strips to do it.

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    Maybe there was not enough variety of fabrics...this is a good way to use up strips in many different lengths...when you do that and don 't repeat the fabric, the quilt is a little more interesting ....the quilt you made will still please to whomever you give it...try a lovely print for the back....I just finished a similar quilt, adding a narrow vertical on the fourth row...I 'll try to post it

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    This isn't one of my favorite patterns, but when Jenny did it she didn't cut the ends as she sewed, she just cut the first one in half the started sewing end to end. When finished with that step she takes one end and lines it up with the other end and starts sewing, when you get to the fold, cut it, etc. etc. etc. I have seen where others have then taken the quilt and cut it up to make a totally different design. Yours isn't bad, if you like it - finish it.
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    Well if it's 7 inches longer than you wanted just trim off 7 inches. I think it looks great.

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    I agree. I like it a lot. But you don't have to cut the extra inches off. Just cut them to be even. The quilt will have a longer life - in terms of use by the baby as he or she grows. My darling Grandson made one with me for his nephew about two years ago and requested that it be longer so the baby could use it longer.

    If you do cut the 7" off, trim the cut off portion off and use it in the backing. That would look cute, too!

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    Love the fabric you used♥ You have the option to make it your design. I like it when a vertical strip is added off center. Some possibilities http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...9QEwAg&dur=640 and http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/popup...lts_id/1017354

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    Since you cut the strips yourself, could it be that when you sewed the strips end to end you didn't alternate fabric choices enough? I have never done one that did come from an already precut jelly roll and in them you just take the strips as they come so I never thought about what color followed what color. Its still beautiful. Besides erstan947 suggestions you could also cut into blocks for a Rail Fence Quilt. See http://prayerquilt.org/infopages/RailFence.pdf. Either way the colors are great for a baby. Good Job!
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