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Thread: Strip Quilt -How fast

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    Strip Quilt -How fast

    I have seen on Utube the women who do the races and get them done in an hour so silly me thought hhhmmmmm if they can do it in an hour maybe I could get it done in about 3-4 hours , right ??? WRONG LOL Spent an hour on it Monday and that didn't even get the strips sewn together- so Wednesday finished sewing the strip together- today want to start sewing up the end to end part.

    Have you ever done one if so a few questions :
    How long did it take ?
    How do you stop the twisted knot before you get to the end to cut ?

    Also please post pics so we can see them all I will post after I have it all sewn together
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    I also found that tute interesting. Want to do it with a friend some day just for fun. If you look back, all the quilters had their strips sewn together before they started. I will be watching for all the jelly roll race quilts, especially yours. Have fun! m

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    Just like trying to make the 10 minute block in 10 minutes, LOL!

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    Thanks for this fun information. I wondered how those races really worked as well. They still look like it would be fun. Teresa

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    I've seen several people do the jelly roll race in less than an hour. Don't worry about the twist. When you get down to the end you cut it and then finish sewing it.

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    The timing Jelly Roll Race starts when you start doing the end-to-end sewing.

    So, SharonB .... the part you are doing today is when the clock starts!

    Of course, you know what comes next .... show us your quilt and tell us your time!
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    Sharon b, we sound like sisters! I can never do anything fast or simply. Just sit back and enjoy our SLOW ride!

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    Mine is all from fabric I got from swaps here - I tried to stick mostly to florals - so when I am done I will have a HUGE Group hug from members here
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    Mine is all from fabric I got from swaps here - I tried to stick mostly to florals - so when I am done I will have a HUGE Group hug from members here
    This will be beautiful, I'm sure ... just look at all of BarnBum's floral log cabins! And what a way to have your quilting friends with you, all the time!

    Til I saw BB's work, I wasn't so intrigued by florals. Since then ... well, let's just say that they have gone forth and multiplied in my stash!


    Just as with any pattern ... there are some quilts that turn out phenomenally beautiful and some are not so. I've seen both for the Jelly Roll Race .... as I have for DWR, HITBD, LC ... and ... and ... and ...
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    Old joke - if I'm holding a bee in my hand, then what's in my eye? Answer: Beauty is in the eye of the bee holder. (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)

    We all have different tastes and what appeals to one may not appeal to another I've seen some pictures of the jelly roll race quilts that were beautiful, to me at least. I don't think the purpose in making it is to make a quick quilt, it's to make THIS quilt and perhaps compare your finish time to the race times. It's also to try out this pattern and see if you like it. It's a novelty, but one that is creative and interesting. It can be a fun way to bring quilters together to make quilts for charity. I bought a couple of jelly rolls just for this purpose, though I haven't put them together yet. I'm hoping the guild will have a race and I can make one then.
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