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    Super Member girliegirl's Avatar
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    is a fence rail just four strips and two directions? how many borders would you do? I guess i need to research this......

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    It can be more strips. As long as your strips are a long and the whole of them together is wide. I made one with 6 strips. I have seen them with 3.

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    My first rail fence was three rails and turned in two directions.

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    is yours posted?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    It can be more strips. As long as your strips are a long and the whole of them together is wide. I made one with 6 strips. I have seen them with 3.

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    It is often 3 strips, but basically it's a strip set, cut and turned 90 degrees to each other. Actually, i think it's called 'rail fence' if you do a search...

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    I've done one with 3 and five, I like the look of the one with three better

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    Lots of different variations here

    http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e..._upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1258&bih=809&wrapid=tljp1318896782543022&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

    Google images are great for seeing all the alternatives :)

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    is your avatar a pet bird ?? what is that??
    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    Lots of different variations here

    http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e..._upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1258&bih=809&wrapid=tljp1318896782543022&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

    Google images are great for seeing all the alternatives :)

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    I make them with what ever number works for the size blocks I am wanting to create.... I'm sure there is a "proper" and "correct" way.... but I don't follow thr rules very well..

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    OMG... I just did a fence rail and didn't even know it! a Christmas throw that I will post once my border is on it.

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    My avatar is a rail fence one. Here is a larger photo.
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    OH OH! i love these! great way of using up extra log cabin strips!
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim
    My avatar is a rail fence one. Here is a larger photo.

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    I always thought it was called a split rail fence. ;-)

    This is one I made some 20 years ago 5 rails
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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl
    is yours posted?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    It can be more strips. As long as your strips are a long and the whole of them together is wide. I made one with 6 strips. I have seen them with 3.

    Let me look and see if I can find a picture.
    Maybe this is it

    Ok, I take it back, this is it but it is only 5 rails. This is my second quilt ever. I finished my first, got home, pulled the fabrics and threw this together. Some of the fabrics were cheaper fabrics and several have rotted already. Lesson learned on buying quality fabrics
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    WOW!
    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo
    I always thought it was called a split rail fence. ;-)

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    oh send it to me so i can take a better look! :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl
    is yours posted?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    It can be more strips. As long as your strips are a long and the whole of them together is wide. I made one with 6 strips. I have seen them with 3.

    Let me look and see if I can find a picture.
    Maybe this is it

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    have done about 4 rail fences. I didn't do any borders on them

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    I posted in your other topic with a graphic of my triple rail; also have a pattern if you're interested.

    Jan in VA

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    Beautiful quilts.

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    Those quilts all look great,I'm yet to do one.

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    Wow, some pretty rail fences, I've done them using 3 and 4 rails. I've done them using 2 different sets of fabric strips as well, will if I can post it.

    4 rails with pinwheels
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    Quote Originally Posted by heather1949
    Those quilts all look great,I'm yet to do one.
    I made one comforter like for my bed with 4 rails and the blocks being 12 inches. It's my avatar, but I can't find a better picture. But they are a 2 inch border followed by a 4 inch border of material used in the quilt. I'll get a picture if it stops raining later. Good luck with yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim
    My avatar is a rail fence one. Here is a larger photo.
    I made one almost like it
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    love the pictures! on the link..i like the wonky rail fence! so different!

    just make sure,after you sew your strip set and press it, you measure it's width..and then you will cut the strip sets at that measurement..it has to be square for it to work!

    it is a great first quilt!

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    Oooo! Pretty quilts, I love them all! Im just finishing my first quilt. I chose d9p for ease, I was afraid of doing something too challenging and not finishing for that reason. Im trying to figure which one is next. Have considered either log cabin or rail fence. Oh, the choices! Any thoughts? Your imput would be so appreciated.

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