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Thread: Jelly Roll 1600 Quilts

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    Jelly Roll 1600 Quilts

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and relatively new to quilting. I have made this quilt twice so far. The first one I made at a retreat in May similar to the directions on the other thread.The next one I followed a friend's suggestion, And cut 20 strips in half, then cut the other 20 strips into thirds (approximately 13 inches), which really helps with the scrappiness. Before sewing, I put the strips in the dryer on the air only setting for a few minutes to make it more scrappy. When ready to sew, I put the strips in a large bag and picked them out randomly to sew. Will try to figure out how to post pics of both.I have now started cutting my own strips using a June Taylor gridded mat. With this mat you can cut strips from 1/2 inch to 12 inches. Very easy to get perfectly cut strips with this tool and it is my new favorite tool.
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    Sounds very interesting and I hope you will be able to figure out posting pics because I am very interested in how the second quilt you described turns out. I'm going to print your explanation on how to do this because I would like to make another quilt using a jellyroll or two and I think your friends idea may just be a winner! Thanks

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Size:  211.6 KBHere are the pics of the 2 that I have done so far. They still need binding

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    I love your quilts. They look great!! I have one that needs finishing.....thanks for the inspiration")

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    Those are beautiful! And so much better than the jelly roll I made - your color choices are wonderful.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Very nice! I like your friend's idea on cutting some the strips into smaller pieces. It makes for a nicer looking quilt, IMO.
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    neat idea it really helps to break up the colors. I use my strip to do a quilt as you go back. Make a top and just quilt the strip in lines on the back. Two sided and everyone I've given has been liked.

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    I love the colors you chose for your quilt's. You did such a good job, they are beautiful.

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    Thanks sew much for the compliments!!!

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    Love the idea of cutting the strips. I have a Christmas one that is I am going to applique some poinsettias on it. Now I'll do another one using the shorter strips. Both are great quilts.
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    I really like the way your quilts look. I think the staggered size strips really improves the look. Great job.
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    I have also seen it with about an inch of the same color used in between each strip. Was striking.

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    Both are pretty quilts! I do like the shorter strips too~
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    Both quilts are really pretty! I really like the idea of cutting the strips shorter and using the dryer as a mixer.

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    Very cool! Your quilts are lovely but I really like the smaller strips and more scrappy look. Another idea to add to the to-do list. Thank you for posting this!

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    Very nice indeed! Love the first pic! Both are just lovely though. Thanks for the directions.

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    lovely quilts; I really like the idea of different cuts.
    Another suggestion I read somewhere is to insert 2 1/2" squares every so often in a solid.

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    GREAT quilts, love your dryer idea!!!

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    Really like that first quilt idea, cutting smaller pieces makes it more interesting. Like the idea of using the dryer for a mixer

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    Love your quilts, especially the second one.

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    Love your colors!

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    beautiful quilts.....I usually don't care for the quilts that people make with the really long strips, but the shorter lengths make a huge difference in"mixing things up"
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    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your method for making them.

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    Beautiful quilts!
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    Great idea and it does make the quilt more interesting. I am going to try this on the next jelly roll. Thanks I also like the idea of putting a square in between as gollytwo suggested. Always learning new ideas but will I run out of time?

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