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Thread: Woohoo!!! I have Jelly Rolls!!

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    Super Member brookemarie19's Avatar
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    So I went to walmart to get my son some medicine and I decided to go by the fabric department. Well lucky for me to do that since they had their Jelly rolls on sale for $9!!! Needless to say I bought 7 of them and really wanted more. I was so proud of myself for holding back :lol: Now the only thing is to find out what to do with them... hmmm... I know I want a quilt that takes up one, but I have 6 more and no idea :oops: Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know of my good fortune :-D

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    Does anyone think I could make a trip around the world quilt with these just use the strips instead of 4" strips? If so, How many do you think I would need to make one for a twin bed?

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    I am interested in any information you get also, I have two jelly rolls and a TAW would look great :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookemarie19
    So I went to walmart to get my son some medicine and I decided to go by the fabric department. Well lucky for me to do that since they had their Jelly rolls on sale for $9!!! Needless to say I bought 7 of them and really wanted more. I was so proud of myself for holding back :lol: Now the only thing is to find out what to do with them... hmmm... I know I want a quilt that takes up one, but I have 6 more and no idea :oops: Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know of my good fortune :-D
    Same thing happened to me!! All I could get was 3 though - that's all they had. Thinking about hitting another WM this weekend.

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    I hope you have better luck with your Walmart Jelly Rolls than I did they were all so crooked that the only way to use them was to cut them into small squares, They had them for $9.00 here too but I passed them up for the fat Quarter roll for 5.00 there are 8 bright blender fabrics, May have to go back and buy another kind today.

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    Thanks for the info on Walmart, I'm heading there today. I will have to go and check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I hope you have better luck with your Walmart Jelly Rolls than I did they were all so crooked that the only way to use them was to cut them into small squares, They had them for $9.00 here too but I passed them up for the fat Quarter roll for 5.00 there are 8 bright blender fabrics, May have to go back and buy another kind today.
    I got one of the rolls too, just so pretty you can't resist!!

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    You can make a TRW with any size blocks desired. I would draw out the size of the quilt dimensions desired. Then it's an easy matter to divide out the number of inches wide by width of strips - seam allowances, for the total. Same for the length. You'll then be able to determine the number of blocks per strip, and the total number of strips.

    Personally, I always take the short cut - I lay it out on the design wall/floor, and lay out the strips overlaping approximately for seam allowances, and then use that visual to help me count. But I'm not a quilter who must have perfect and exact numbers. I'm comfortable with knowing I can modify a pattern, if needed at the end, to alter the final deminsions.

    Another thought - if you have something like EQ, graph paper, or even Excel, you can use that to do the same thing a tad more accurately for a pattern like this.

    Sorry I don't have the info at hand to share, but still wanted to show you how I would do it if I didn't have any other resource handy.

    Hope this helps. Great usage for the jelly rolls!

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    I just tripped across this "Strip Twist" picture on the 3rd page:

    http://www.fabricexpressions.com/images/spring.pdf

    It runs to a roll of 2.5" strips to make a (roughly) 40 x 60" quilt with a strip left over.

    Jois

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    I like that one :thumbup: Now I just have to find a pattern for it. Any more suggestions....

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