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What to do with 60 random 2 1/2 x wof strips?

Old 12-18-2019, 04:01 PM
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Default What to do with 60 random 2 1/2 x wof strips?

Hello all,
I was fortunate to 'win' a game that offered a prize of approximately 60 strips 2 1/2" x wof strips at our quilt group Christmas luncheon. The strips are entirely random and a mix of bold, beautiful, muted and 'not so beautiful'!
Do any of you have any suggestions as to how I can use these strips in one quilting project?
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:04 PM
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I would do some strip piecing, then subcut and put them together. If you can come up with a solid or blender, you can make a scrappy irish chain. There's a pattern for that on modabakeshop.com
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Jelly roll race quilt......
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:28 PM
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I share your dilemma as I won strips at the last retreat I went too... maybe I am in a better position because mine are "supposed" to be fall theme..... I have been searching through all my patterns to come up with something that I don't have to add other fabric too, so will happily keep checking to see if any other suggestions come your way.
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:31 PM
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​If you have wanting to try the jelly roll rug, this might be the perfect time to try.
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:36 PM
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Maybe a string quilt if you're inclined to cut them into various widths. I'd pick all the cool colors, or warms (but not both) and a constant blender or solid to be the center strip for each block.

If want to use "as is", I like the suggestion to make a scrappy Irish chain.

Get rid of the "not so beautiful" fabrics somehow.
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:50 PM
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Take a look at all the free scrap quilt patterns on QuiltedTwins.com for some inspiration. She has beautiful ones! https://www.quiltedtwins.com/free-patterns-layout-2

I've made several of these and have many more on my bucket list.
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:41 PM
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check out quiltville.com she has lots of scrappy free patterns. you can do a lot with 2 1/2" strips. have fun!
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:47 PM
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This is a pattern called "Emma's Star." I sized it for a child, but you can make it much larger. The binding is also made with strips sewn together and cut diagonally.

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Old 12-18-2019, 08:09 PM
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check out the thread on string quilts and bet you can find one you like. Zozee's idea is great.
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