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    question about jelly roll quilts

    Would like to make a baby quilt like the jelly roll race quilt. How many jelly rolls would I use and would I cut them down. Any help would be appreciated. Still recuperating from should surgery but want to be ready when able to sew again.
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    I read somewhere, probably here on QB, that the Honey Bun makes a nice baby sized quilt using the same pattern. Another option might be to use the Jelly Roll then just not sew the last seam, cut it in half, then either have two tops or a front and back reversible quilt.

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    I think one jelly roll makes a nice size for a baby - about 48x64? But for a smaller quilt you could cut it in half and have 2 that are 48x32.

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    I think using the honey bun makes sense.

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    Maybe I am slower than usual; but I have looked at the jelly roll race tutorials and not sure about it. They sew all together on bias. Got that. They cut off 18 inches from one end. Got that. But they say they sew together by folding in half. Then continue so that is what I just cannot visualize. Would appreciate anyone thad can clear the muddy water. Teresa

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    After each seam, you cut the fold then put the ends together and sew the next seam. So start with the long bias type, fold with right sides together, cut fold, fold with right sides and edges together, cut fold, etc. Make sure the strips are not twisted before you start the seam. Mine weren't but 54" wide i believe but 50" long. Give or take a little for seams. I can't remeber the exact measurements.
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    There is a video on Missouri Quilt's website that shows the making of this type quilt.

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    I don't know that much about jelly rolls. But, hope you recover from your surgery fast so you can get back to quilting. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stampinteresa View Post
    Maybe I am slower than usual; but I have looked at the jelly roll race tutorials and not sure about it. They sew all together on bias. Got that. They cut off 18 inches from one end. Got that. But they say they sew together by folding in half. Then continue so that is what I just cannot visualize. Would appreciate anyone thad can clear the muddy water. Teresa
    Sometimes they call it the 1600 quilt. If you have 40 strips at 40 inches each, you sew them all together end to end, and you get a strip 1600 inches long. Then you fold it it half long ways, and you have a piece 800 inches long and two strips wide (4.5" if you are using jelly strips). You sew down that 800 inch seam. Then you fold in half again, for 400 inches by now 9 inches, and then 200 by 17.5, and then 100 by 34, and finally 50 by 68, or thereabouts. You cut one strip to 18 inches to help stagger the strips a bit.

    Hope that helps!

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    If I use only 20 strips, will it make a baby quilt?
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