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Old 01-26-2014, 12:16 PM
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I have seen the tute on a scrappy many trips around the world quilt by Quiltville. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...und-world.html. Mine may be scrappy or not, but I want a dark diagonal running through the quilt and am not sure how to set up my strips.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:25 PM
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Make sure when you sew your strata you have your dark fabric in there.

You sew it in a tube and then pick apart where you open it up, you just make sure that whenyou line up your rows to sew back together that your dark squares begin and end in the corner. It shouldn't be difficult.
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I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around this. What do you mean when you say my dark squares should begin and end in the corner.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:57 PM
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After sewing the tube, cutting the strips, and picking them apart, begin to lay them out with your first dark square in the bottom left corner. Next row, the dark square would be 2nd from the bottom, next row, 3rd from the bottom, until you have a row of dark squares running from corner to corner.

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I think I get it now. Thank you. I have wanted to make Many Trips or just a Trip Around the world for a while, but had trouble understanding the color placement.
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Sometimes you just have to actually "do" it, and it clicks! It's a fun quilt!
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:21 PM
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just make that your center square and build from there..
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:36 PM
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I have a box of 2 1/2"strips so I am going to give it a try. I really like the look of Many Trip quilts I have seen- Just wanted it controlled.
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I just finished a Trip around the word and its being quilted now. I laid out my colors in a dark, medium, light order through out the quilt. wanted my first and last color to play well with each other. It was really easy to make and hope my son likes it when I send it to him next month for his birthday.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:47 PM
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When you sew you 6 strips together, make sure your dark strip is the first strip you sew. Then after you sew the 6 strips into a tube, you cut six 2 1/2" segments. Then you pick out the stitching between 2 of the fabrics in each tube. S tart thei by picking out between your dark strip color and the color next to it. Lay that strip out and then look at the last 2 colors at the bottom of the strip. Now take your next tube and pick out the stitching between the 2 colors --that are the last two colors in the strip you just did. You continue this process until you have picked out the stitching in all 6 tubes to open them back up to strips. Now when you lay your 6 strips out together to sew into the block, your dark color should be in the middle from upper left hand corner, and run diagonally through the middle and be the last block inthe last strip in the lower right hand corner. It is confusing. Someone in my quilt club demonstrated this recently and that is how I learned.
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