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Thread: 1600 inch jelly roll race quilt

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    1600 inch jelly roll race quilt

    This quilt was made with 40 2 1/2 inch x WOF strips (or one jellyroll). Selvedges were cut off. I sewed all the strips together end to end, yes, all of them! Then I cut 18" from one end. Next I found both ends and started sewing. When I was almost the opposite end, I cut the fold. The quilt is now 2 strips wide by about 800 inches. Just repeat until finished. 48x60(approx) Our group did this as a race. We started after everyone had all the strips sewn end-to-end. Mine took 53 minutes!

    Second pic is a closeup of the quilting. I did an edge to edge using Hobbs 80/20 batting and Glide thread. Quilting is done on my Gammill Classic.

    Thanks for looking

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    That is really cool. So did you win? Your quilt looks very soothing.

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    Hmmm, again i see red x's and i'm logged in. can't see the photos.

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    Just RED X 's show ----have never had a problem with X's before

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    I tried clicking on the attachment, but nothing came up. Tinker

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your colors are GORGEOUS!!! I made one of those not too long ago, but it took A LOT longer than 53 minutes!

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    Oh, I really want to see them, but pics are just red x's. Please try again to add the pics.
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    All I see is the red Xs too. Tried clicking on the attatchment too .... NO GO???

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    That turned out so nice!
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    I have fun making those
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    It's very pretty. Love the colors and your quilting.
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    It turned out great!! Love the purples!!
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    Red X's here also
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    I can see it and it is Great I want to try one of those ! must be gremlins visiting tonight
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    Just red x's here too.
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    I've seen the YouTube video with this technique and it looks like lots of fun. You quilt turned out great!
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    Our guild has an annual Quilter's Day Camp, three days of half-day (and a few full day) classes/workshops, and this was one of them. It was great fun, and wanted to share the following.

    1 - I just knew I'd get things all balled up in the process of stitching that first humongous seam, so I sewed 20 strips together for one piece and the remaining 20 strips together for the other. This made sure that the center never got twisted or notted up as I was sewing it.

    2 - I found out that many quilters who have done the 1600 have cut each strip into two pieces (some 12", others much longer), then sewed the first piece of each of the 40 strips together, then sewed the second piece of the 40 strips together. This broke up the strips into much more random piecings, and gave it a very nice scrappy look.

    3 - Our instructor did this with Honey Buns (40 strips of 1 1/2" wide fabrics), which created a very nice crib quilt.

    4 - I didn't like the solid (or "reads as solid") fabrics found in almost every jelly roll. I also didn't like the stark lights or stark darks also found in them. I used one of the Autumn-themed jelly rolls from Keepsake Quilting and supplemented their 35-strip roll with 6 more strips I had on hand. It blends nicely, but you can still see each fabric distinctly. I REALLY like this quilt. I bound it with shorter-length autumn-theme strips not already in the quilt body and really love the final results - I will definitely do this again!

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    All I had were the red x's so I tried to attach the attachment to an e-mail-all I got was a picture of the paperclip...sigh...
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    I'm not sure why you can't see the pics. They are in BMP format, reduced according to Board instructions.

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    I cant see either. Only red x's here too.

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    Just red x in little box. Don't understand. Guess there are a lot of us in the same situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianneK View Post
    I'm not sure why you can't see the pics. They are in BMP format, reduced according to Board instructions.
    That might be the problem! I attach things in a jpg format!

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    Red Xs for me too! Drat! I love seeing these jelly roll quilts!
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