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Use for donated strip sets

Old 02-18-2020, 10:32 AM
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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!
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:52 PM
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How about place mats or table runners or pot holders? Pot Holders would be good for gifts.
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:46 PM
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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.
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:13 PM
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3 words: scrappy Irish chain.
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:16 PM
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I would even consider string blocks out of them.
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:24 PM
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Sounds like they could make a log cabin block???
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Old 02-18-2020, 06:01 PM
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maybe a spider web block? Cut in a triangle
from the strip sets?
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:01 PM
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A photo would help, I find your description of measurements confusing.
Would there be enough to make a quilt - if more fabric were added?
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:48 AM
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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.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:59 AM
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If you center one on top of the other can you cut a 60 deg triangle? Set 4 together for your square
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