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Thread: Scared of Jinny Beyer kit

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    Question Scared of Jinny Beyer kit

    My grandson chose the Jinny Beyer kit DaVinci for his graduation quilt. I ordered a king size. The directions were written for the wall hanging. You have to do math calculations to figure out how many strips to cut and fit together. I am so scared to cut into this fabric and make a mistake that I have put off starting the quilt. I need to get it started!!!

    Any encouragement, motivation to jump in etc, would be greatly appreciated.

    Has anyone made this kit?
    Cheryl Robinson
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    I haven't made it, so I won't be any help, but I wanted to sympathize with you. I had no idea when I started quilting how much math would be involved! Hurts my brain!
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    I have not made this quilt, but as the saying goes measure twice, cut once.

    Pat in MN

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    When I get into that type of situation, I will often just cut one set of strips at a time. Assemble all the blocks they make, and then cut more. Saves math, and you get a break from piecing when you have to go back and cut more strips provided, of course, that they at least provided the fabric requirements for the king size.

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    I haven't made it, but it's basically the same block repeated throughout the quilt - just more of them for the king-size quilt.
    (which is a lot easier than some of her other patterns with multiple blocks/designs).

    http://www.jinnybeyer.com/ax_commerc...01604AF07A4831

    Does it say anywhere how many blocks you need for the king size?

    **There is only one size sold. Where did you buy the kit from?
    Or did they just cut fabric for you?


    Looking at the picture, there are 4 blocks for 54" square quilt (incl border).
    So I'd guess there at least 16 blocks in the king size.
    Maybe even 25" for a 5x5 layout?

    Is the widest strip cut 5.5" or 3.5"? I'm thinking 3.5".
    Last edited by MTS; 10-24-2012 at 06:33 PM.

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    Bought the kit from Jinny B website, they just increased amount of fabric sent. Just reading the directions boggles my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    Just reading the directions boggles my mind.
    It's not really a difficult pattern, although it does require lots of seam matching.
    It's like a bargello quilt, you just have to take it slow, and keep your fabric organized.
    And the prep work is really important.
    She's done much more complicated patterns than this.

    While you can't post the pattern requirements, if you could just tell me the cut width size of the WIDEST fabric - it would be your lightest color - I can give you some better directions.

    According to the pattern page, JB used the GR to determine strip width, which is why I'm thinking it's 3" FINISHED (3.5" CUT), unless she improvised.
    5" just seems too big for the throw size.
    Last edited by MTS; 10-24-2012 at 08:03 PM.

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    just dig right in. i sometimes have to read my pattern 3 and 4 times before
    i get it. then maybe read it again.

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    As far as I can tell, the web site only lists the wall hanging pattern. If they agreed to sell you the fabric for a kingsize, perhaps they would also agree to enlarge the pattern for you??? It's worth a try.

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    What some times works for me is to read the directions and then I rewrite them in my own hand writting. Some times the writing process helps with the learning curve.....Draw pictures....figure out that one block will use one strip, then 12 blocks will use 12 strips....just take it one sentence at a time...YOU can do this, just take it one step at a time....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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