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Thread: Anyone ever cut up a 1600 quilt?

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    Question Anyone ever cut up a 1600 quilt?

    I'm working on a 1600 quilt top (I haven't sewn in months, and figured this would be a quick, easy project to get me back in the mood), but I'm not crazy about the lack of color separation thus far. Has anyone ever sewn two or three of the rows together and then cut up the the sewn strips to use in a different way?

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    Yes. I did not like how mine turned out, so I cut it again and made a postage stamp quilt.

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    There is a video on YouTube that shows sewing the strips and then cutting it inot blocks and flipping the blocks around. Of course, I can't think of the title of the video right now. I'll do some searching while I wait for my starch to dry.

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    Peckish, I do so very much like what you did with that original quilt. a very good solution to all our problem quilts! Thanks!
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    oh, I like that much better than a 1600! looks great.
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    Peckish, that is fabulous! What size are the strips?

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    Peckish, I *love* it! Did you cut your strips 2.5 inches? Please do tell. You've given me hope

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    It started out as a batik jelly roll, 2.5" strips. I re-cut it at 2.5 inches, which includes the seam allowances, and sewed it back together. This is what it looked like before I cut it. Ick!


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    I did the 1600 quilt at the beginning of the year and really didn't like how it looked so I put it away. I was just thinking to cut it up into something else to make it prettier. Thanks for the idea!
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    Peggi, i love what you did with your original quilt. my first thought was... what if you get two colors in the same new square. i had to search hard, but i see that you did. it really doesn't show up, though. looks fantastic. i would never have thought to do such a thing. thanks to quiltnchik for posting the question
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    Quiltnchik - same thing happened the first time I made a 1600 quilt. I wanted to make a 48" square baby quilt and it was sort of like using variegated yarn, with blotches of colors and often the same fabrics ending up next to each other. I ended up cutting the strips into 48" lengths so that I would have more control. The next two quilts I made I just cut all strips into 48" lengths at the beginning.
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    Peckish, I think your original 1600 quilt was beautiful! But I like the cut-up one too.

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    Thanks for all the tips. I'm still working on this "45-minute" quilt top (since yesterday), because I keep getting sidetracked by barn chores, etc.. I'll see how it looks once I finish, but I really like the idea of making a postage stamp quilt out of it instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Peggi, i love what you did with your original quilt. my first thought was... what if you get two colors in the same new square. i had to search hard, but i see that you did. it really doesn't show up, though. looks fantastic. i would never have thought to do such a thing. thanks to quiltnchik for posting the question
    I tried to avoid repeating the same two squares in a row, so I ended up turning some of the rows around, and I think there were a couple of strips that I took apart in the middle, flipped the ends around, and sewed back together again. My biggest concern was that some of the squares ended up being smaller than 2.5", but once it was all put back together again it didn't really matter, they don't draw the eye like I expected them to.

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    Love the idea. Be sure to post the finished quilt.

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    I have seen some of the 1600 quilts with applique flowers and such sewn onto them, I liked those better.

    I liked your original Peckish and I liked the finished one also.
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    Peggi that really turn out nice!!!!!

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    Way to go!! It's great either way! I do love the colors.
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    I appliqued a large Christmas tree on my 1600 Christmas quilt - and it really made a difference. My friend is going to do one in pastels and applique flowers on it. I agree sometimes the fabrics were too close together. Probably won't make another one.
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    I appliqued on my Christmas 1600 also on the front and back. I liked the 1600 as a background. This quilt has won two awards. The last one, was 2nd place for all the applique.

    I do love the look of Peckish's quilt once she cut it up. Beautiful colors.
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    I thnk it looks so much better cut and resewn. Good job!
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    The colors are beautiful! Wow!!

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    Wow, Kathleen! That quilt is stunning. I can see why it has won awards. Great job!

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    What is a 1600 quilt?

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