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    Senior Member craftyone27's Avatar
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    Hi everyone,
    Looking for some advice here. I am planning to do a quilt from the Eleanor Burns book - Quick Trip Quilts. I had first thought of doing the actualt TATW pattern - but after looking through the book I prefer the Quick Quarter Quilts. These are basically cut in squares but the pattern just runs on the diagonal - still strip and tube pieced. Her pattern calls for 12 1/4 yards of different fabrics to do a 45 x 52 crib size quilt. My question is this - probably a silly question unless I am expecting the quilt police to show up BUT - I want to do this but have 8 fabrics and don't want to add more. I think I can make it work if I just reuse two of the 8 fabrics again around the outside edges. Anyone with thoughts or advice with regard to this plan?
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    Chris

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    I've done this and it works out well. It actually highlights the one that repeats.The only thing you have to look out for is keeping the order straight when cutting apart. I flubbed up and cut one wrong but I had an extra.

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    I have made some I will post a picture I used 20 different patriotic fabrics and well none match but boy does it look good!

    Your pattern will just repeat and it should look just fine@!@
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftyone27
    Hi everyone,
    These are basically cut in squares but the pattern just runs on the diagonal - still strip and tube pieced. Her pattern calls for 12 1/4 yards of different fabrics to do a 45 x 52 crib size quilt. TIA,
    Chris
    Are you saying that it calls for 1/4 yd of 12 fabrics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO
    Quote Originally Posted by craftyone27
    Hi everyone,
    These are basically cut in squares but the pattern just runs on the diagonal - still strip and tube pieced. Her pattern calls for 12 1/4 yards of different fabrics to do a 45 x 52 crib size quilt. TIA,
    Chris
    Are you saying that it calls for 1/4 yd of 12 fabrics?
    Yes - 1/4 yard each of 12 fabrics - I have more than enough as I bought a yard of each of my 8 choices. My other concern is that all but one of my fabrics are pastel , some prints and some solids- one is a bright pink.

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    I think your idea will be fine.

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    Good luck with quilt. I bet it will turn out just perfect.

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    Here's one I did it pastels, hope it helps.
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