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Thread: Super Fast Jelly-roll quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Quote Originally Posted by Maurene
    So the bottom line math according to batt size is 90 - 6 (border) + 4 (quilting take-up) x 2 for both sides = 70 for width and 108 - 6 (border) + 4 (quilting take-up) x 2 for both sides = 88 length

    I could trim the sides which would be a waste of expensive fabric or make another long string of strips and add them strip by strip until I get the right length, or just forego the fun of halving the joined bunches of strips and add 70" strips one by one until I get to the 88" length, then add 6" borders.

    The fabrics for the borders and any extra I need are being re-printed and not available til August, so I'm looking at a short term UFO here....
    You will do fine! You have a plan!
    64 strips x 40" = 2,560" in length, now to get an 88" length I guess I should sew 44 70 x 2" strips one after the other. Does that leave 21 70" strips out?

    I think I'm going to get a King size all cotton batt and make it bigger to use up all these expensive strips. The Queen size is 80 cotton 20 poly - originally for a wall quilt which is on hold - I'll put it back onto that project shelf. I like sleeping under 100% cotton anyhow!

    Now I have to figure out how many equal size strips will get me to a width by length for a king-size batt leaving the border width and reserve batt for take up during quilting. More later or tomorrow - have to a bit of 'survival to quilt another day' work!!

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    My math is way off - I think I need another small jellyroll to make a kingsize!

    More re-thinking!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurene
    My math is way off - I think I need another small jellyroll to make a kingsize!

    More re-thinking!!
    2.5" strips finish at two inches - - I am hoping that you didn't think that I wanted you to use 2" strips ...
    I am having a hard time understanding the 44 70 21 numbers ...

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    Now I understand. Thanks.

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    Fantastic instructions, THANKS!

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    That THANKS was for "fromthenestdesigns"!

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    The actual strips are 2.5" so when sewn with 1/4" seems would be 2" wide.

    If I make a narrower quilt to get a better length - eg 62" width - that gives 41.25 2" strips which put together reach 82" length - does that math seem accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurene
    The actual strips are 2.5" so when sewn with 1/4" seems would be 2" wide.

    If I make a narrower quilt to get a better length - eg 62" width - that gives 41.25 2" strips which put together reach 82" length - does that math seem accurate?
    I meant seams!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurene
    The actual strips are 2.5" so when sewn with 1/4" seems would be 2" wide.

    If I make a narrower quilt to get a better length - eg 62" width - that gives 41.25 2" strips which put together reach 82" length - does that math seem accurate?
    That is certainly a different way of measuring these things, but by golly! I can see where your math is easier to plan. Good for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna O
    That THANKS was for "fromthenestdesigns"!
    Exactly!
    She is the originator of the instructions which have provided so much fun for a number of the Quilting Board. I have had so much fun figuring the math on different quilt sizes that I sort of just jump in whenever someone asks that type of question

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