Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Use for donated strip sets >

Use for donated strip sets

Use for donated strip sets

Old 02-18-2020, 10:32 AM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern California, Sonoma Co.
Posts: 2,809
Default Use for donated strip sets

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!
willferg is offline  
Old 02-18-2020, 12:52 PM
  #2  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Waller, TX
Posts: 33
Default

How about place mats or table runners or pot holders? Pot Holders would be good for gifts.
Trixie77484 is offline  
Old 02-18-2020, 01:46 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Near Seattle, WA
Posts: 3,884
Default

Try laying them out as a band of bargello, you can sew them into circles and cut through the largest piece in intervals.

Or, when in doubt, it sounds like sashing for a scrap quilt made of similar or contrasting fabrics.
Iceblossom is offline  
Old 02-18-2020, 02:13 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 294
Default

3 words: scrappy Irish chain.
Rff1010 is offline  
Old 02-18-2020, 02:16 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
juliasb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Waterford Michigan
Posts: 4,075
Default

I would even consider string blocks out of them.
juliasb is offline  
Old 02-18-2020, 02:24 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,998
Default

Sounds like they could make a log cabin block???
suern3 is offline  
Old 02-18-2020, 06:01 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 680
Default

maybe a spider web block? Cut in a triangle
from the strip sets?
Feathers-N-Fur is offline  
Old 02-19-2020, 04:01 PM
  #8  
Gay
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: S.E. Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,124
Default

A photo would help, I find your description of measurements confusing.
Would there be enough to make a quilt - if more fabric were added?
Gay is offline  
Old 02-20-2020, 06:48 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Posts: 8,361
Default

Maybe separate your lights and darks and make either a rail fence or log cabin or maybe the way you describe it possibly an Irish Chain was being started.
Jordan is offline  
Old 02-20-2020, 07:59 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tn
Posts: 4,440
Default

If you center one on top of the other can you cut a 60 deg triangle? Set 4 together for your square
cjsews is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.