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Thread: Do you use 1.5" strips?

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    Log cabin blocks with 3 inch centers look very nice.

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    I use 1 1/2 strips for hook rugs.

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    I nver knew that rolls existed of 1.5 strips. Ya learn something every day here.

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    Sometimes. But not nearly enough to actually BUY a group of 1 1/2" strips.

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    Never used them. 2 1/2" is small enough for me.

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    What is an Oh-My-Gosh?

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    the honey buns are used for a log cabin quilt
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    I bought a 1.5" jelly roll a number of years ago and couldn't figure out what to do with it. Finally made a string quilt on a foundation and I was very pleased with the results.

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    I use more 1.5 strips than 2.5 strips. I like the way the colors of smaller strips blend together better than 2.5. I have even cut jelly roll strips to 1.25 to get the better blending. I use the smaller strips in just about everything. Log cabin is a favorite , but pineapple , and just about any strip method quilt can be modified /reduced scale to a 1.5 strip or smaller.
    I am not sure how many I would purchase .. since so many of the narrow strip method quilts I make are scrappy. I would be "in" if it was all tone on tone white on white or natural blenders , since I like the scrappy look for the "fill" strips in a scrappy.
    So many books and patterns are geared toward the 2.5 width... and also fat 1/4s , one exception being log cabins.

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    The 1.5" rolls are honeybuns and they are precious. They are great for pineapples or log cabins.

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    Makes a great size for an interesting log cabin block or courthouse steps. In my opinion smaller pieces make for a more interesting quilt.

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    I use 1.5 inch strips in folded log cabins. I make table runners, hot pads, or wall hangings out of them.
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    I use 1.5" strips for Log Cabin quilt blocks.

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    THey make beautiful 9 patches

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    Oh yes, especially now that Edyta Sitar has come out with her books. She uses 1" and 1 1/2" strips and her quilts are just beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    What is an Oh-My-Gosh?

    It's made with Double Nine-Patch blocks alternated with Churn Dash blocks and VERY intricate and beautiful when it's well made.

    This is an Oh-My-Gosh quilt: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepumpdoctor/4235264301/

    This shows the detail of the two blocks used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepump...n/photostream/

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    When making scrappy quilts I have used the 1-1/2" to make a block bigger to match other blocks. I think the courthouse steps uses them too.
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    When Mary Ellen Hopkins came to Australia I learned that 1-1/2" was my PPM. Personal Private Measurement. BFF, Sheena prefers 2-1/2".

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    Those are a great size for log cabin and pineapple blocks! Also, they are used a great deal in string quilts!!

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    I use them a lot, for string quilts but very much for a narrow frame border, especially on my Project Linus quilts, they are also great for sashings, couldn't do without them.

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    I like a really narrow binding on table toppers and use 1.5" strips on those. I tend to cut them myself though, and not purchase the precuts.
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    I use 1 1/2 inch strips for piano keys. I do a lot for borders. I sew them together for spider webs and pyramid quilts. Also did a scrappy french braid with them. Also did a log cabin once. I love them. Cut my own from scraps.

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    I don't use them too often, but when I do, log cabins and string quilts.

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    I routinely cut 1.5" strips from scraps. I love to make small 4-patch and 9-patch blocks to incorporate into larger blocks. Bonnie Hunter influences again. :-) Check out her Crabapples quilt in Adventures with Leaders and Enders. I pieced one of these last year. It actually went faster than what I expected and was lots of fun.

    http://quiltville.com/adventureswithleadersenders/crabapples1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    Usually, I see 2.5" strips, and jelly roll patterns for using those.

    Just wondering if any of you have used 1.5" strips, and what you made from them.
    Yes, in fact, I am making a quilt right now "Ride the Rails" from American Patchwork and quilting. I am using scraps based on the Bonnie Hunter method. Next I am going to do a Jo Morton and use 1 inch strips.
    Christine Tindell

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