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    jelly roll question...

    I have never used a jelly roll before, but I have "unrolled one" and am going to play with it. This one has 50 strips, four different fabrics.

    I was told by a fellow quilter than most jelly rolls had strips that were all different fabrics. It has made me question if I should try the pattern I was thinking...which is from Missouri Star Quilt Co. I watched a video called Jelly Roll & 3 Dudes, and it looked like fun. (I tried to find the link to put here, but I just must have lost it. I'll have to research that again.)

    So, my question is...what pattern should I use if my jelly roll only has four different fabrics? Any suggestions....or does anyone know the pattern I am talking about and do you think it would look okay with just four fabrics?

    Thanks for any help.

    Oh, I can take a picture of my four fabrics....wait a second.

    Dina
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    Don't know about a pattern but those all look great together.
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    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missus Fear View Post
    Yes, this is it! Would my fabrics look good with this pattern? I have absolutely no ability to visualize what a quilt would look like. I will probably make one block and then try to decide.

    Though I am open to other ideas!

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    I think you could make 4 fabrics work in this quite nicely. One idea would be to sew each set together in a different order so the colors would be broke up more. Very pretty colors. Keep us posted on what you decide.

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    Maybe you could try drawing the blocks to see how it will turn out with 4 prints. I am like you. Sometimes I just can't visualize how something is going to look. Thank heaven for our quiltingboard friends to help us out.
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    I would probably do a split rail fence.

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    Very pretty fabrics and great pattern! Any idea what fabric line they are from? Thanks for the tutorial reminder. I bought 2 different jelly rolls from JoAnns a few months ago to try this pattern. Each contained 20 strips with 2 strips of 10 different fabrics. Jelly rolls used to all be 40 different strips, but now can be any number of strips and contain many duplicate fabrics, esp when made by individual shops. When shopping you need to look them over and read any label carefully to see what's enclosed. Some jelly rolls are priced a dollar or more a strip! You could mix in some strips of coordinating colors- yellows, blues, etc. Or maybe do a 4 rail fence? Please let us know what you decide, and how it turns out.

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    I had the same thought that quilting candy did. You can easily strip piece a rail fence and it would look great with those fabrics.

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    Thanks, ladies. I had not thought of a rail fence. That might do nicely.

    Monroe, I bought this jelly roll at Tuesday Morning about a year ago. It was $15., but I have no idea if that is a good price or not. I had never looked at jelly rolls before and haven't since. I am looking at the fabric string that held it together, and it says Stripz. The tag says Quick Cuts Stripz...color-coordinate fabric pack. On the back of the tag it says style#3602 Peaceful Planet, made in Pakistan. It is cotton and has 3.5 yards of strips. I have no idea if it is still available anywhere.

    Again, thanks. I am going to experiment with these strips....as soon as I quilt the sandwich I pinned yesterday.

    Dina

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    I have a jelly roll with only six different fabrics and plan to use the 3 Dudes pattern. I've thought about including some of a plain fabric - either white or a matching solid - to add a little more variety. I also got my jelly roll at Tuesday Morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    I have a jelly roll with only six different fabrics and plan to use the 3 Dudes pattern. I've thought about including some of a plain fabric - either white or a matching solid - to add a little more variety. I also got my jelly roll at Tuesday Morning.
    Oh, I hadn't thought of adding a plain fabric. I like that idea. Thanks!

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    I had that same jelly roll!! I made a Jelly roll race top with it!! I still have to finish it. I have been trying to find some coordinating fabric to make it little bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstock View Post
    I had that same jelly roll!! I made a Jelly roll race top with it!! I still have to finish it. I have been trying to find some coordinating fabric to make it little bigger.
    How neat! Do you have a picture??

    Dina

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    Beautiful fabrics. I would do a rail fence.
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    You could make the Creme Brulee also known as Pinwheel Railfence.

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    I made a 1600 Jelly Roll Race Quilt from these exact fabrics. It turned out great. On the first strip, I just made sure I kept the repeat consistent and with the following strips, I just let the pattern turn out without extra work. It made a nice square-ish quilt and the recipient loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    How neat! Do you have a picture??

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    I will try to post one tommorow for you.

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    I made the 3 Dudes quilt pattern from M* with all of my scraps of fabrics. I love having lots of color in my quilts.

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    I would probably do a rail fence, but it would probably look nice in the 3 dudes pattern. I think mixing them up like pandamommy said would make it interesting.
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    I bought fabric from Tuesday morning as well! It was a year ago as well. I was shocked to see kits there. My find that day was 2 fat quarter bundles along with 2 yards of fabric to coordinate with the fat quarters. I still haven't used them though.

    I love the colors in your jelly roll. Please send a photo when you get the quilt made? I'd love to see it!

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    I love your fabrics and I think you will have an adorable quilt with the 3 Dudes method. I can't wait to try that myself!!

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    Jelly rolls

    I think the 3 Dudes pattern would look just fine with four strips and that pattern is so much fun to do!

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    I have seen the three dudes pattern in only a few colors, and they looked great. You can put those squares together in so many different ways. Also if you separate each of the 4 squares with sashing of a coordinating color, that would add a lot to it. And make it bigger

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    I have that same jelly roll and I've been picking up some other blues, greens, and one deep yellow. I have considered the Amazing Strip Quilt by the 3 Dudes. Not sure yet what I will do.
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