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    Quote Originally Posted by giapet
    Hi, using my phone to search. Not going well. Could someone post how many strips and different prints I would need to make a nice baby quilt and a matching sweatshirt vest? New grandbaby in Oct. At the hardware store, before the fabric store. Thanks so much!
    Baby Quilt Question:
    The best I could come up with would be 20 strips:
    20 x 40" = 800"
    double once: 400" x 4.5"
    double twice: 200" x 8.5"
    double three times: 100" x 16.5
    last time: approx. 50" x 32.5
    Plus what ever size borders you want.
    OR
    18 strips:
    18 x 40" = 720"
    double once: 360" x 4.5"
    double twice: 180" x 8.5"
    double three times: 90" x 16.5"
    last time: approx 45" x 32.5"
    Plus borders.
    Should work great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromthenestdesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by giapet
    Hi, using my phone to search. Not going well. Could someone post how many strips and different prints I would need to make a nice baby quilt and a matching sweatshirt vest? New grandbaby in Oct. At the hardware store, before the fabric store. Thanks so much!
    Baby Quilt Question:
    The best I could come up with would be 20 strips:
    20 x 40" = 800"
    double once: 400" x 4.5"
    double twice: 200" x 8.5"
    double three times: 100" x 16.5
    last time: approx. 50" x 32.5
    Plus what ever size borders you want.
    OR
    18 strips:
    18 x 40" = 720"
    double once: 360" x 4.5"
    double twice: 180" x 8.5"
    double three times: 90" x 16.5"
    last time: approx 45" x 32.5"
    Plus borders.
    Should work great!
    Not sure about the baby vest...scraps?

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    Yay , have a jelly roll just waiting for this !!! thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromthenestdesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by fromthenestdesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by giapet
    Hi, using my phone to search. Not going well. Could someone post how many strips and different prints I would need to make a nice baby quilt and a matching sweatshirt vest? New grandbaby in Oct. At the hardware store, before the fabric store. Thanks so much!
    Baby Quilt Question:
    The best I could come up with would be 20 strips:
    20 x 40" = 800"
    double once: 400" x 4.5"
    double twice: 200" x 8.5"
    double three times: 100" x 16.5
    last time: approx. 50" x 32.5
    Plus what ever size borders you want.
    OR
    18 strips:
    18 x 40" = 720"
    double once: 360" x 4.5"
    double twice: 180" x 8.5"
    double three times: 90" x 16.5"
    last time: approx 45" x 32.5"
    Plus borders.
    Should work great!
    Not sure about the baby vest...scraps?
    Thanks! Got fabric for the center today. Only 10 diff patterns. Thinking of cutting strips at 2" x 20, might look better for a baby quilt. The vest will be for her mom, made over a sweatshirt.

    Gone nuts the last few days buying bali pops and 1/4 yards from bolts. Our last kid moved out a month ago, might have to convert that bedroom into a sewing room. Stripping the cabinet for my new vintage machine. Almost done, ready for finish color and wax.

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    I will have to try this one...thanks for sharing!!

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    Cut strips for the baby quilt. I cut them 2" , ended up with 4 strips each out of the 10 different fabrics. Now that I have them cut wondering if there is going to be too much white in it. The baby's nursery is done in brown and green monkeys that she bought which she added touches of pink too since she's having a girl.

    I plan on piecing the strips together till there's enough to cut blocks, then turning every other one. There's one like that in this thread that is beautiful.

    Used a new cutting ruler that I added little thin cork pads too, they worked even nicer than the sand dots to keep your cutting edge from shifting. Probably cheaper too since they're from the hardware store.

    Oh, thinking I would start with the dark strip on the right and sew these together in the order shown in the picture. Do you think it needs more dark or colored fabric if I add a darker small border with a lighter gingham check large border to finish? My first one so a bit nervous here, lol. Thanks, Karen
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    This is what I was wanting to do, scroll down the thread to see the picture. Won't have to cut off half of the first strip then...right?

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44258-15.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by giapet
    Cut strips for the baby quilt. I cut them 2" , ended up with 4 strips each out of the 10 different fabrics. Now that I have them cut wondering if there is going to be too much white in it. The baby's nursery is done in brown and green monkeys that she bought which she added touches of pink too since she's having a girl.

    I plan on piecing the strips together till there's enough to cut blocks, then turning every other one. There's one like that in this thread that is beautiful.

    Used a new cutting ruler that I added little thin cork pads too, they worked even nicer than the sand dots to keep your cutting edge from shifting. Probably cheaper too since they're from the hardware store.

    Oh, thinking I would start with the dark strip on the right and sew these together in the order shown in the picture. Do you think it needs more dark or colored fabric if I add a darker small border with a lighter gingham check large border to finish? My first one so a bit nervous here, lol. Thanks, Karen
    I think you are definately on the right track. I would do all the strips in the order you have them. light to dark. I wouldn't add more dark. It looks great! Love your cork idea. I'm going to try it! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromthenestdesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by giapet

    Used a new cutting ruler that I added little thin cork pads too, they worked even nicer than the sand dots to keep your cutting edge from shifting. Probably cheaper too since they're from the hardware store.
    I think you are definately on the right track. I would do all the strips in the order you have them. light to dark. I wouldn't add more dark. It looks great! Love your cork idea. I'm going to try it! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Cute!
    Thanks! The cork works so well taking the sand dots off my other cutting rulers.

    First time using my new vintage 66, WOW! Once I got the tension right what a beautiful stitch! I'm stoked that I found this at goodwill. Still need to get a manual but is my 5th machine, 2nd vintage one and have a featherweight manual for attachments.

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    I love this idea. Now I know how I can use some of the jelly rolls I have accumulated

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    giapet - love your fabrics. That's going to be beautiful. I love those colors. Be sure to post pics.

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    I have been seeing jelly rolls around but don't know what to do with them. I LOVE this and I would not want to have to cut all those strips. So - there you go. I'm going to try it for a table runner first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace
    Ok, tried this.
    I still have to add on the borders, but it was super fast! :wink:

    I may try another with shorter strips next time to get a more "scrappier" look.
    Do you think it would work?
    Very pretty!! Did you organize your strips by color or randomly? I have been looking for a pattern like this. I have the fabrics but didn't know how to go about it. I think I will not have that may different fabrics. Is there a size chart out there to make different sizes? Haven't read all the posts....maybe some one has answered my questions already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancylou
    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace
    Ok, tried this.
    I still have to add on the borders, but it was super fast! :wink:

    I may try another with shorter strips next time to get a more "scrappier" look.
    Do you think it would work?
    Very pretty!! Did you organize your strips by color or randomly? I have been looking for a pattern like this. I have the fabrics but didn't know how to go about it. I think I will not have that may different fabrics. Is there a size chart out there to make different sizes? Haven't read all the posts....maybe some one has answered my questions already.
    Go ahead and read through all the posts. (it might take you a while) There is one of them where I explained the math to figure out how many strips and inches you will need for a particular size quilt.
    For example:
    If you have 25 strips of 40" long you have
    1000 " by 2" (I count the finished size because it's easier)
    fold once: 500" by 4"
    fold again: 250" by 8"
    fold again: 125" by 16"
    fold again: 62.5" by 32"
    Add borders you want and you have a quilt.
    Or:
    20 strips of 40" gives you 800" (or scraps totallying 800")
    fold once: 400" by 4"
    fold again: 200" by 8"
    fold again: 100" by 16"
    fold again: 50" by 32"
    Add borders to make a nice throw or baby quilt.
    You get the picture.
    Good luck!
    Robin

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    How cool is that!!!!!

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    That looks like a realy fun way to do a quick quilt! It came out really cute too. Thanks for sharing.

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    here is mine..some same colors touching , I would be more careful on the next one..but I still like this one. Not sure how to quilt it yet..
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    I love this idea!!

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    Thank you. You did a great job explaining this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polejumper21
    here is mine..some same colors touching , I would be more careful on the next one..but I still like this one. Not sure how to quilt it yet..
    It is beautiful! I wouldn't stress about colors touching. Believe me, no matter how much you try and plan, some colors always touch. Just go with the flow! You did a great job. Wait until the borders go on and it gets quilted. It will look FABULOUS !

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    thank you! fromthenestdesigns

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    Quote Originally Posted by polejumper21
    thank you! fromthenestdesigns
    You are welcome!
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    Thank-you This is the pattern. Have a wonderful day. Nimble Thimble

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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie
    I don't have enough scraps for a quilt but I think I will try this as a scrappy pillow, just making a strip from what I have in 2.5 inch width.

    I did a mockup of the jellyroll with paper strips and I just cannot see how the quilt can fail to have the same fabrics adjacent to one another, which always draws the eye and would annoy me. It is really guaranteed with this method because of the folding, although if you chose carefully which side of the strip to sew, you can limit it a bit.

    Fromthenest, are you SURE you didnt cheat a little on yours?!! I can't understand how your colour distribution came out so well!
    I did do some ripping and rearranging on the top I've been working on because this did happen to me. I really didn't mind spending the extra time since my eye went right to those two spots. I'd like to try a scrappy one with no two fabrics just for fun, some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polejumper21
    here is mine..some same colors touching , I would be more careful on the next one..but I still like this one. Not sure how to quilt it yet..
    I like your quilt. Your colors touching give it a personality of its own. Sometimes when the colors touch it just gives it an unappealing look but yours doesn't. I like it.

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