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Thread: What type of quilt is this called?

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    As you know from my other post I am new to quilting and have found a quilt I am determined to make my dear sister for Christmas but Im confused on how to put it together without it looking like two twin quilts sewn together, as you will se in the pic, Does anyone know what type of quilt this is called? I've been googling strip quilt, striped quilt borderless, and all I get are the jelly roll style and such, I know there has to be other quilts and patterns out there for this style. Does anyone know of a pattern like this or a tutorial that would be more of a flowing quilt without the seperation, or if anyone wants to be my super hero and tell me exactly what I need to do as far as cutting and measuring size of strips and how to make it look like all one quilt I will love you forever, lol please I need some serious help!

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    I don't see any pics....Maybe you need to try loading them again........

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    do you have a picture or know the name of the quilt that you want to make?

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    http://purlbee.squarespace.com/sunny-tied-quilt/ was the site listed in her earlier post. The biggest design element is that it looks like two strip quilts side by side. To say you want to adjust that design element out of it, why not just choose a different pattern, rather than re-invent the wheel?

    Unless your sister has a 40" wide bed, it will come out in sections.

    I think you might be happier trying a beginner pattern with no math and substitutions. Have you looked at ShellyQ's tutorials? She has several that make quick and easy quilts.


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    Why not just make a different type of quilt? There are many wonderful patterns. It just seems a shame to get fixated on one, especially as you are a new quilter and probably don't want to get into modifying a pattern to suit. I looked at your other post and know that I could modify that pattern the way you want without difficulty, but I am an experienced quilter. There is no way I could explain adequately in a post how to do that. The quilt is simply an easy contemporary stripe pattern; it's not a specific type of quilt like string, log cabin, star, etc. Possibly you could try Googling contemporary stripes quilt to find something that would suit.

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    I am trying to find a pattern that is similar I can not find one thats striped and I have tried googling it. I have made many rag quilts and what was being suggested in the other post I was begining to figure out what they were saying- I have the flu and my brain is just not all here, if anyone knows of a site to look up contemporary quilts similar to this or a brand of patterns please let me know and thanks for the advice!

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    Is this the type of quilt you are wanting to make?
    You can make this one in two section to make handling easier and it will match up when both halves are sewn together.
    If you like this one, you can tell me what size you are making and I can give you cutting directions.
    On this one the stripe is a wider center and two smaller equal width stripes on each side.
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    If you really have your heart set on this pattern, you could do three sections instead of two. Make the middle side as stated in the tutorial and each outside section 1/2 the size. I would make each of the outside sections match each other, but different from the middle section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd124
    If you really have your heart set on this pattern, you could do three sections instead of two. Make the middle side as stated in the tutorial and each outside section 1/2 the size. I would make each of the outside sections match each other, but different from the middle section.
    Would I still be able to do the different sized and different width pieces as described and as pictured, could I do two and cut one in half to make 3, and when you say to line them up on each side and do the sides the same- is that going to create a look of three different pieces instead of two- which is what makes the blanket look like 2 twins, I want it to flow all as one, not be piecy looking, and theres no way to do it all as one? just do the the quilt in the strips with the full width of the blanket and then sew the strips together? +

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohmisslizzie
    Quote Originally Posted by kd124
    If you really have your heart set on this pattern, you could do three sections instead of two. Make the middle side as stated in the tutorial and each outside section 1/2 the size. I would make each of the outside sections match each other, but different from the middle section.
    Would I still be able to do the different sized and different width pieces as described and as pictured, could I do two and cut one in half to make 3, and when you say to line them up on each side and do the sides the same- is that going to create a look of three different pieces instead of two- which is what makes the blanket look like 2 twins, I want it to flow all as one, not be piecy looking, and theres no way to do it all as one? just do the the quilt in the strips with the full width of the blanket and then sew the strips together? +
    It's just strips. You can do it however you want. But, keep in mind that you may end up with less than straight sections. Plus if you make each strip go across the full width of the quilt ALL of your seams will be full width seams and by the time you get to the last quarter of the quilt it's going to be work to wrestle the whole thing around.

    The simple way to do what you want is to cut your strips how ever wide you want them and then sew how ever many strips it takes to get the width you want end to end. Then sew how ever many strips together to get the length of quilt you want.

    Cut strips 2, 4, 5 inches or whatever width suits you.

    Sew end to end into 93 inch long strips

    Sew strips together in random order.

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