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    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?
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    I will be starting on the "tutorial" at 9 am (Pacific) time.
    Question ... shall I upload as soon as I take a picture or shall I take the pictures and then upload all of them at one time?
    Which would be more beneficial for y'all?
    Good job on that last quilt, by the way.
    And, I had a bummer moment this morning.
    I got into my "stash" and found a cowboy jelly roll, purchased from a local quilt store ... purchased before I understood that a jelly roll SHOULD consist of 40 strips ... Well! I own 33 strips :-( - - oh, well, not a problem ... I have two options cut more strips from my western fabric (which I own half the company ) ... or just work with the jelly roll and see what we end up with.
    I am thinking just work with the jelly roll ... I mean, all we need is the pictoral concept, right? and something else I discovered when I pulled the jelly roll out of its hiding place:
    Commercially produced jelly rolls have pinked edges, which lessens the amount of fraying on the edges while stored. Now, we do have pinked blades to do such work with ... so, lesson learned - -
    check the number of strips in a jelly roll
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    Use a pinked rotary cutter blade when cutting strips OR use the roll as soon as you have cut the strips with your normal cutter blade.
    Input?

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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?
    I think it looks great? did you start with 40 strips? About how big does your center measure? Good morning, all! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    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?
    I think it looks great? did you start with 40 strips? About how big does your center measure? Good morning, all! ;)
    Yes, started with 40 strips.
    The center measures about 52 x 65".
    I had a Moda jelly roll here called "Gypsy Rose".
    Good luck! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechunk
    I think this is this the "Lasagna Quilt" so much has been said about on the Stashbusters Yahoo group. Have been wanting to try one.
    Yes, I believe this is the "Lasagne Quilt" pattern.

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    That is the PERFECT size for our veterans' quilts ... we stay pretty close to 60 x 72 (big enough to cover one in bed, but folded in half fits well in a wheelchair) ...
    It really won't matter how big the thing ends up with this smaller amount of strips, considering the fact that I can put borders on it to end up with a size that I want.
    I am just sort of bummed out that the quilt shop owner didn't even bother to try to duplicate the reality of a jelly roll ... I guess I feel sort of "tricked" ... oh, well ... live and learn

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace
    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    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?
    I think it looks great? did you start with 40 strips? About how big does your center measure? Good morning, all! ;)
    Yes, started with 40 strips.
    The center measures about 52 x 65".
    I had a Moda jelly roll here called "Gypsy Rose".
    Good luck! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechunk
    I think this is this the "Lasagna Quilt" so much has been said about on the Stashbusters Yahoo group. Have been wanting to try one.
    Yes, I believe this is the "Lasagne Quilt" pattern.
    I looked up the "Lasagna Quilt" and the ones I found show different directions.

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    This just sounds like so much fun! Something to do with those ends of fabric! Thanks so much for sharing and to all others who share wonderful ideas here!

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    I dont have a jelly roll to my name but, I do have lots of fabric: How wide a strip is a jelly roll, please?

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    That looks great and quick and easy. We are always looking for ways to use those jelly rolls. They are so pretty to buy, but then what do we do with them? Happy Quilting Catherine

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    Quote Originally Posted by betlinsmom
    I dont have a jelly roll to my name but, I do have lots of fabric: How wide a strip is a jelly roll, please?
    Two and a half inches (2.5") wide by the width of the fabric, from selvedge to selfedge

    I am working with my thirty three strips, and this is not looking good at all! .... Turns out, there were eleven different fabrics, three strips of each fabric ... Bummer!
    Lesson learned ... rather than separate the strips into stacks of three and then going through and taking one of each until I was through the whole thing, I should have figured out which color to do first, and put all three strips together in one long strip.
    I am intrigued enough in trying to make this work that I am thinking seriously of duplicating the strip set up and do it a different way ... JUST to see

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    2&1/2", usually 40 strips per jelly roll

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    The strips are 2&1/2 in wide.

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    ANOTHER IDEA FOR JELLY ROLL STRIPS:I used a part of a batik jelly roll to make a small QAYG wall hanging with the strips on the diagonal to hang on the family room side of our bedroom door; it's revrsible and we like it. I think I'm going to use the balance of the jelly roll for this quilt project. Only I will cut the strips shorter so that it looks more scrappy. Jinnie

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    I bought at a sale today, a roll of 40 4.5" strips. Would that work? Is that an overweight jelly-roll? (Jam or Preserves?)

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    I finished it ... and as near as I can figure, with 33 strips, I ended up with a quilt center that is 42 x 64 inches ... not too shabby! (In my humble opinion.)
    Now to create the tutorial. When I get it all in place in the Tutorials section, I will come back and put the link to it in this thread, so those of us who like pictures can find it all quite easily
    In the meantime, I will put a picture of the original jelly roll and the finished quilt ...

    the jelly roll I started with
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    Imagine that! I already AM in the tutorial section ... so, here goes:

    cutting the little bit of selvedge off the end of each piece ... always trim selvedges
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    a better look at how the strips appear when they are chain stitched together
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    and, when you cut them apart
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    cut the last strip added in half
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    and, again ...
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    opened the roll up and this is when I discovered that I hadn't read the small print!
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    I separated the strips into like stacks and tried to arrange them so the colors "flowed"
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    my container of 2 inch squares, waiting to be the leaders and enders (courtesy blocks)
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    put the ends of two strips, right sides together and stitch through the machine
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    Two squares ready to be sewn together ... I keep matching pairs at the beginning and ending of my chain piecing
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    start chain piecing the strips together through your machine. It helps to have a container on the backside of the machine to catch your work off the floor
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    have completed the first joining of all strips ... note: another set of 2 inch blocks .. leave the courtesy block in there .. saves thread and time. Just cut the strips loose and bring to front of machine
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    cut the strips apart ... good idea to have another container to let the strips fall into as you work them from the back of the machine to the front
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    right sides together --start sewing the first strip end to the last strip end, down the long side
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    this is NOT what you want the "loop" to look like when you get ready to cut the strips in half, after having sewn the complete length. I hadn't made sure that I had the ends, right sides together
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    but, it worked out okay ... it could have been better, however
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    You now have a long strip of two ... you need to go back and find the other end of your long strip and fold it in half, bringing the starting part up to the ending part ... stitch down the long side
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    make sure you cut the long strips in half BEFORE you get to the end ... having sewn two strips to two strips, you will now have
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    Thanks!tons, guys!! I plan to try this soon!!

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    a couple more pictures ran out of time .. poor Administrator ... I hope I didn't give his computer a headache :roll: anyway!

    By now, you can see that i figured out - - using something to drape the strips on would help me find the ends better and keep the fabric straight.
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    and after I got it all done ...
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    I just wanted to let remind y'all that I only had thirty three strips ... so, when you are using 40 strips, you will be doing the joining the top to the bottom a few more times.
    The reason to cut off selvedges is: The fabric is more tightly woven in that area, and for some reason, it continues to shrink no matter how many times it is washed .... it really can and will affect the finished project.
    I will come back when I have better quilts to show off .... I am going to experiment

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    omak,
    Love the colors! :-)
    Turned out great.
    Isn't it quick?

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    absolutely the quickest! And, I think well worth the effort and FUN! SPEED quilting ALL the way

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    I am a hands on or have to see to understand easier. Great quilt & tuorial. Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster
    I bought at a sale today, a roll of 40 4.5" strips. Would that work? Is that an overweight jelly-roll? (Jam or Preserves?)
    That is an unusual size, but it sure would work! However, I would think you would have a better use for that much fabric! It would be a very big quilt top ... 4.5 x 40 = 180 inches divided by 36 = five yards of fabric? ... how good was your sale? Did you know you were buying five yards of fabric? ) LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewze
    ANOTHER IDEA FOR JELLY ROLL STRIPS:I used a part of a batik jelly roll to make a small QAYG wall hanging with the strips on the diagonal to hang on the family room side of our bedroom door; it's revrsible and we like it. I think I'm going to use the balance of the jelly roll for this quilt project. Only I will cut the strips shorter so that it looks more scrappy. Jinnie
    I have control issues if you cut the strips in half, then how do you line them up to start stitching them back together? I will have to try one of those, too! LOL of you will upload a picture for us, eh?

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