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Old 02-22-2020, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
If you center one on top of the other can you cut a 60 deg triangle? Set 4 together for your square
This sounds like a winner. I was thinking along those lines before I found this post.
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Old 02-24-2020, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Gay View Post
A photo would help, I find your description of measurements confusing.
Would there be enough to make a quilt - if more fabric were added?
You were right, the description was confusing. I finally was able to take a picture, so maybe this will help with ideas.
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Old 02-24-2020, 10:43 AM
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Beautiful fabric. If it was me I would just sew all those strips together
alternating the placement of the squares. And if you don't have enough
for a quilt, make a table runner. Either way it will be lovely. Can't wait
to see the finished product.
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Old 02-24-2020, 12:28 PM
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They could have been for a log cabin.
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Old 02-24-2020, 01:22 PM
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I think I would just put them together like a jelly roll race or maybe flip them end to end and sew them together in pairs the long way first and then stack them, that would give sort of a wavy bargello effect.

Also could be used to sash squares with a little thought to layout.

Lovely colors and certainly very doable scraps!
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Old 02-24-2020, 06:16 PM
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Lovely fabrics. I agree with the jelly roll race for a simple plan.
Or a bit more complex sew into squares with alternate rows flipped. Then maybe place one square in different direction on another with RSF, draw a line diagonally, sew both sides of the line as with HSTs and cut on the line. I think Jenny Doan does a quilt like this with just strips.
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:09 PM
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Those are gorgeous! You can have so much fun. Sew them into squares in a way that pleases you and then cut them up! Cut them in 1/4's either on the straight (+) or on the diagonal (x) then mix up and re-sew the pieces, kind of as you do in a disappearing 9 patch method.

Show us what you do with them!
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:11 PM
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I think you may have measured them wrong. From the look of it on your picture, they look like they are (finished) 5, 2, and 8" segments, for an overall lenth of 15" (fin.)

If you cut an inch off the long end of the sets, you can sew 7 of them together, alternating long ends so you get a 14" square. Sew those into a quilt.
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Old 02-26-2020, 03:06 AM
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Lightbulb Quilted tote bag made using strips!

Originally Posted by willferg View Post
I received a baggie of strip sets -- each piece has a 4 inch, then a 2 inch, and then a 7 inch piece, 2.5 inches wide and 13.5 length. They are all in beautiful blue fabrics and separated by contrast, although not consistently, i.e., not light dark light, or light light dark, etc.

I can't even imagine what the plan was for these. I can't think of a block that they would make. I'm considering trying a jelly roll race with them, but hope some of you might have other suggestions. Thanks!
Here is the link to a post I made about using up strips of fabric for a tote bag. Enjoy! Show us what you decide.

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