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Thread: Order of Jelly Roll strips

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    I have my strips cut. Now---do you pick your strips randomly when you put them together, or do you pick them in a particular order when you sew them together. Just wanted to know.

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    You can do anything you want!!!

    There are some gorgeous quilts where the strips were randomly sewn together and other very beautiful quilts that involved intricate fabric placement.

    Check out www.modabakeshop.com to view some wonderful quilts made with jelly rolls (and other Moda pre-cuts).

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    I don't like random placement. I have found I have to lay out the strips and move them around a little. No rules. Just do what pleases you!

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    I prefer the randomness of a jelly roll. The less I have to think about it the happier I am.

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    Random ... I never used to like random, but since I tried it a couple times and it worked out, now I think it's the way to go!

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    I'm working on a strip quilt. I have all the strips in a basket. I look for a color I like but I dont put too much thought into it. Here is a tutorial on the quilt I'm doing. It's turning out nice.

    http://www.filminthefridge.com/2009/...pieced-method/

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    i used some recently in making tube blocks and picked light and dark to give some character.

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    I have to make sure that I have contrast.

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    I have tried it both ways, and I have to say I really like the way the random ones come out. Really, there is no right or wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertadel
    I'm working on a strip quilt. I have all the strips in a basket. I look for a color I like but I dont put too much thought into it. Here is a tutorial on the quilt I'm doing. It's turning out nice.

    http://www.filminthefridge.com/2009/...pieced-method/
    Thanks for the link. This looks fun. :-)

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    I love it too! Thanks so much for the link :D
    I'm all about scrappy!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thank you all. I am going to try for a certain amount of organization, but not too much. I appreciate all of the input.

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    Don't forget to show it to us when your done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Don't forget to show it to us when your done.
    Sorry I won't be able to post a picture. My camera is not equipped to do so. It's too old.

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    Ok I will let it slide. Lol

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    I have a hard time with random so I need to plan mine.

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