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Thread: Mile-A-Minute Strip quilts

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    Mile-A-Minute Strip quilts

    I have always wanted to do some of the mile-a-minute strip quilts and have even separated out several sets of strips just for this. I stopped after doing the third one because the quilts were not wide enough (only about 36" each). So these have been on hold for a little while, but with borders, these are about twin-sized. I think they turned out pretty good considering--What do you think?

    Here is one of the centers, then each with their borders.
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    Looks Great ! I really like the third one!
    Have a Blessed & Prosperous Day !
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    Very Good! The proportions always throw me off too. I like your borders. I usually endup adding strips to the pile before starting and adding strips to the ends to make them longer. Borders work better.

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    They all look great! Any reason they had to be 36"? Could you make them wider?

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    They look good.

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    nicely done, my fav is the r/w/b
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    I think you did great! Very nice work and love your color choices.

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    Those are fantastic. You did a great job on enlarging them with borders.

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    ​Well done!

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    Wild, but wonderful........ And you could use 36" strips....makes more variety......some designs suggest cutting some 42" in half and some into thirds.....

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    ""They all look great! Any reason they had to be 36"? Could you make them wider? ""

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    They ended up about 36" because I did not have enough strips to begin with. That was my fault. I thought I had counted better than that
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    Nice way to make them bigger. Like them all thanks for sharing.
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    It's a nice mindless project

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    i really love the idea of the borders. they came out great.
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    They turned out great.

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    Liz Katsuro has a free e-book on how to size the jelly roll race quilt to any size. Website is http:/jellyrollfabric.net.

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    [QUOTE=Motorcyclemad;7783505]""They all look great! Any reason they had to be 36"? Could you make them wider? ""

    Since no one has answered yet, I will. When they are sewn end to end the long strip is halved, then they are halved and halved and halved. Adding more strips doesn't make them as wide at each pass just longer. Once you are done, You have what you have. When I have made larger ones, I start with more strips than a jelly roll to make it wider and then add strips to the ends to make it longer. The columns work out so much better in my opinion.

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    very nice quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Very pretty

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    This is my grandaughter's favorite quilt to make. She gets all the strips sewn together likes to see how many rooms she can pull it through when doubling the first time. She also sweeps and mops at least the path she plans to go. I cannot complain.

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    Darn! Can't get the images to load. Will check back later.

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    They look good

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