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Thread: The Tale of a Simiple Strip Quilt

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    The Tale of a Simiple Strip Quilt

    Step 1 Gather scrap pieces together and cut down into strips starting at the widest width available. I began at 5" and ended at 1 1/2".
    Step 2 Sew all like widths together end to end into one long strip. This looks like a 2" wide set.Name:  DSCN0740.JPG
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    Step 3 Begin by laying out a mock up of strip placement, staggering the different widths. Notice there are long strips of the same fabric. These help break up the busy-ness of the top. Measure each strip to the desired length and cut.Name:  DSCN0723.JPG
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    Step 4 Sew strips together until the desired width. Begin and end each seam with a backstitch to reinforce the seam.Name:  DSCN0739.JPG
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    Step 5 After top is finished; layer, quilt, and bind. And we are done!Name:  DSCN0809.JPG
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    Now I have these strips leftover. What next? Oh I have a plan...Name:  DSCN0731.JPG
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    That is wonderful. Thanks, brilliant idea.

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    Great idea

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    Pretty nifty quit! I'm going to do this! Thanks for the idea!

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    Really like the plaid and solids in the quilt! Thanks for the idea...

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    What a great looking quilt & such a good idea. I may have to try this...good way to get rid of scraps.

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    What a very cute quilt!
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    ​Cute quilt!

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    Love that quilt... and great tute! I love quilts made with shirts. They have their own charm. They are always cozy because the fabric is already broken in. You inspire me to hit my shirt fabric bins again.
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    Thanks all...I put Cuddle on the back as well as batting (it comes in 90" widths...perfect, I bought 2 yards and put it crosswise on the frame. It worked up very well...and it's so soft! This is for DGS#1 for college in a year and half. And he likes it! I decided to get started on college quilts as he's the first of 13 and soon to be 14 Grands. Will have to see what DGS#2 is interested in. He's the following year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Love that quilt... and great tute! I love quilts made with shirts. They have their own charm. They are always cozy because the fabric is already broken in. You inspire me to hit my shirt fabric bins again.
    SBG, they are not shirts, but homespuns and a few flannels. But the outcome would be the same with shirts. Thanks.
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    Fabulous, OK!! And, thank you for the tutorial. Great inspiration!
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    Lucky DGS#1! Congratulations on the upcoming #14. I like the calming strips in it. I usually try to do that on the super scrappy/orphan block quilts.

    Thanks for the tutorial also.
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    I have actually started this quilt, but I didn't know it. Ha, ha. I have sewn a strip about four yards long of 2.5 inch width. None of the pieces are longer than 8 inches. (The 8.5 strips went into the other quilt.) And I have another few yards of 2 inch wide pieces. Now I can keep going; now that I know what I will do with them. Thanks for the inspiration !
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    Quote Originally Posted by maviskw View Post
    I have actually started this quilt, but I didn't know it. Ha, ha. I have sewn a strip about four yards long of 2.5 inch width. None of the pieces are longer than 8 inches. (The 8.5 strips went into the other quilt.) And I have another few yards of 2 inch wide pieces. Now I can keep going; now that I know what I will do with them. Thanks for the inspiration !
    You're welcome Mavita! This is a quilt I made with just 1 1/2" strips and yardage I had on hand. Post #27 tells how I put that one together. Please share your finished top!

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    That's a great way to use strip scraps. I have a ton cut to different widths. Many thanks for the idea!

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    that is a great idea, thank you for sharing
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    Very cozy and good use of scraps

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    I love this idea. Scrappy quilts are stress relievers for me to make. I have lots and lots of scraps. I will add this to my list for scrap quilt ideas. Thank you so much for the pictures and instructions.

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    That is such an attractive composition and a great use of scraps.
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    Simple Strip Quilt

    I have been wondering how to use all my varying sizes of strips. Now, I know and can really get several quilt tops completed very quickly. Yeah!
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    You all may be interested in this thread I started with the pile of leftover strips.

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...03396-new.html
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    What a great use of strips. I love the variety of widths. Inspirational use of scraps. Thanks for sharing
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