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Thread: ?? Up and down Jelly Roll Did I do this right???

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    ?? Up and down Jelly Roll Did I do this right???

    I just did my first jelly roll. it's long ways. I only had 2 rolls of 21 stripes( 5.00 on a piece on clearance at Walmart). Did I do something wrong?? or Do I just need more Jelly Roll. They only had 2.





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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyPotter View Post
    I just did my first jelly roll. it's long ways. I only had 2 rolls of 21 stripes( 5.00 on a piece on clearance at Walmart). Did I do something wrong?? or Do I just need more Jelly Roll. They only had 2.





    Thanks Becky
    If it's super long and skinny you need to sew and cut it one more time. 40 strips is the normal number for the jelly roll quilts.

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    That looks right to me, my proportions were about the same- I just held it up so the stripes were horizontal! Very pretty.

    Yours may be slightly different if you used 42 strips instead of 40.

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    I know what i did wrong. Cut the wrong seams. Seam ripper.

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    If you like the stripes running lengthwise, then stick with what you have!
    Nothing wrong with it that way.
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    It looks great. You could add borders if you wanted larger. Teresa

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    It looks great. Just use your creative license so that your stripes are vertical, rather than horizontal. Isn't quilting wonderful? Just make up the rules as you go along!

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    I wouldn't rip either - it looks great. Add a border and call it DONE! (I am working on 2 right now and one is a little bigger and one is a little smaller.)
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    Me neither. It is beautiful colors. To finish, add a narrow dark border, then a wider pretty border and call it done.
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    Thank You So Much......

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    I prefer the lengthwise strips, it makes me look thinner when I'm under the quilt. LOL
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I prefer the lengthwise strips, it makes me look thinner when I'm under the quilt. LOL
    and batiks complete the feel of slimness!

    Becky Potter, love the quilt top!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Of course you did it right...because you did it! I certainly wouldn't rip anything apart on that. But, if you really want horizontal instead, a strategically placed cut and new seam would make that beauty horizontal in a jiffy.
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    NO don't rip out anything. It looks really pretty. I'm trying to make one. Mine is vertical too. I'm gonna add some more, but it won't look the same. It's for my 2 yr old great grandaughter. I love yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyPotter View Post
    I know what i did wrong. Cut the wrong seams. Seam ripper.
    It looks fine to me. The two extra strips made the size change just a little. It actually doesn't matter which way the strips run anyway.

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    I'm going to leave it. OK LOL DH offered to snap a line on it to square it up( Bright orange chauk Line used for cutting steel.)

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    oh no DH please dont do that!! LOL very pretty n I do agree add a small border and then a larger nice n bright one

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    it looks good to me. Anytime you change the number of strips and/or don't miter them together, the final size will vary from the approximate 64" x 49". Mine is about 64" x 55" b/c I used 2 1/2" squares between the strips instead of mitering them together.

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    Like the little toes that are showing. Pretty colors, too.

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    I didn't even notice the toes before I posted the pic. lol Now you know I have 4 feet.

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    That is the direction it is supposed to be.

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    I love the vertical and when can't you use a little more length. I agree just add boarders if you want it a bit bigger or get another jelly roll to add to it. I like it.
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    I'm confused. I don't see anything wrong with it.

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    I thinkit looks great the way it is. I love batiks and the variety in yours looks great.

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