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Thread: Race Quilt

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    Senior Member ArlaJo's Avatar
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    Race Quilt

    I have just started my first race quilt. What an adventure!!!! No one said to be sure you have a definite back and front! I re-did a whole bunch of them strips!!! now I am finally putting 8 strips together. Question... I have 40 strips, 42" long. How big will the top be if I make it as square as I can? I am so lousy at the math! Thanks

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    Sorry....I was trying to help and my calculator is acting up...
    Last edited by momto5; 08-04-2013 at 03:33 PM.
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    If you're following the instructions for the original jelly roll 1600 race quilt (40 2.5" strips, each with 40" usable finished length), your quilt will come out at about 48x64. With the original instructions (making one long strip, sewing together and cutting at the midpoint, repeat...) You can't make it more square unless you change the number of strips.

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    You could add a border to the sides then another border all the way around for the size you want.
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    Thanks Dunstar. And I plan to put 2 borders on it Susie. Thanks

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