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jstitch 08-16-2008 11:00 AM

Quilting Board International Round Robin

1. First and foremost, do the best work you can. Others will be adding to your quilt and you want them to do their best for you.
2. Use good quality, 100% cotton fabrics
3. Prewash all your fabrics. Since we will all be adding fabric from different locales, we don’t know the shrinkage rate as compared to our own, so, whether you usually preshrink or not, please do so for this project.
4. Stay on target for mailing your work on to the next participant. If something happens in your life that impacts your ability to complete on time, contact both the person you are to mail to and the leader of the group.
5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help…If you are experiencing a mental block or a problem with your task, find help. Ask a friend, post a message, or any other way you want to get a little idea or input. If your not sure about a color match, ask for an opinion. This is supposed to be fun.
6. Use any technique that you feel competent in. ie.. machine or hand pieced, machine or hand appliqué, paper piecing, broderie perse, etc…
7. Remember, not all rounds must be complex to add to the overall look of the piece. Sometimes a plain border is what is called for.
8. Your round can be made of one or more borders as long as your finished border equals the called for measurement. Ex. If you are working on a nine inch border, it could be 7 inch pieced border surrounded by two 1 inch solid borders.

1. Try to look at the work as it comes to you and determine what you can do within your abilities to add to the complete whole.
2. Try to match colors….don’t add something from your stash if it doesn’t look right in the quilt
3. Don’t try a new technique that you are not confident you can pull off. This is not the time to experiment. The complexity of the project comes from the addition of everyone’s abilities and techniques added together.
4. You may send fabric used to create your center block if you feel it will help the others to add to your quilt, but be considerate. The postage to send along your fabric from person to person will cost. Don’t send solids, marbles, etc. that can be purchased elsewhere. I am thinking of things like a floral or print that you used that might be local or no longer available to the others. Part of the charm of this project is the additions the others add that might be unique to their locale.
5. I will leave it up to you if you want to post interim pictures as well as if you want to look at them. Some might want to wait until the end to see their quilts. So I am suggesting that we all use the title of “International Round Robin Pics, xxxx round”.

All measurements are finished, so be sure to add your seam allowances to all.

First round:
Mail date: November 1, 2008
Size: 24 x 24 , finished

Second round: I allowed extra time, due to the holidays
Mail date: January 15, 2009
Border Size: 3 inches , finished
Finished Size: 30 inches

Third round:
Mail date: March 15, 2009
Border Size: 6 inches , finished
Finished Size: 42 inches

Fourth round:
Mail date: May 15, 2009
Border Size: 7 inches, finished
Finished Size: 56 inches

Fifth round:
Mail date: July 15, 2009
Border Size: 8 inches, finished
Finished Size: 72 inches

Sixth round:
Mail date: September 15, 2009
Border Size: 9 inches, finished
Finished Size: 90 inches

jstitch 08-16-2008 11:08 AM

Here are the participants that I have so far;

First group; International


second group; Not so International

quilting turtle

Group 3, International
2 Doods
mary quilt contrary

Group 4, International
jstitch, USA
SazuBMidlands, UK

Please PM me with your full name, address, email address and phone number. This information will only be shared with your group so they can keep track of the quilts.


jstitch 08-16-2008 11:13 AM

One thing I forgot to add to the rules:

Include a 6 x 8 inch quilt label with your top formatted like this:

Round 1. your name, state/country, date, method
Round 2.
Round 3.
Round 4.
Round 5
Round 6

When you add a round to a quilt, dont forget to sign the label before you send it on.....


Butterflyspain 08-16-2008 12:07 PM

Hi there I am definately in.

I have one question. Are we starting on the 1st September 2008 or as from todays date.

Thank you.


quilter1962 08-16-2008 12:37 PM


Please count me in too, I'm itching to get started.
Now to put my grey matter to use!!!


jstitch 08-16-2008 01:33 PM

Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
Hi there I am definately in.

I have one question. Are we starting on the 1st September 2008 or as from todays date.

Thank you.


You can start any time you like, as long as you post by Nov 1. If you get yours done early, go ahead and mail it, that will give the next person a little head start on the next date. Does that make sense?

Butterflyspain 08-16-2008 02:14 PM

Okay that makes perfect sense and will stop me chomping at the bit. Will start washing my material tomorrow. This I have to confess I have never done before, but as they say there is a first time for everything.


jstitch 08-16-2008 02:37 PM


If you have trouble with pre washed fabric, you can spray it with sizing and press and put the body back into the fabric.


Butterflyspain 08-16-2008 02:38 PM

Judy, Thanks for the tip. Will do.

Thanks Elle

sandpat 08-16-2008 04:11 PM

Judy, I'm absolutely in! I'm really excited about it. This is the 1st round robin for me and I'm really looking forward to it! Thank you sooo much for organizing it for us. I'll PM you the info.


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