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Rose92
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Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by Rose92 » Sat May 23, 2015 7:31 am

I am making a quilt, using a jelly roll, 2 1/2 strips. Started by sewing the strips together into a panel, cutting each panel into a squares, sewing two squares together on all 4 sides, with one square rotated, then cutting the squares on the two diagonals. This gave me lots of squares with stripes at different angles that will make interesting patterns when matched back up. Everything went fine until I went to square up each new square to 9 1/2 inches. I found one square only measures 9 inches. I have no more fabric to make a new square and I can't cut down the other squares to 9 inches or the stripes won't match up to make the new patterns. What can I do? Suggestions welcome!

**Linda

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rosebud3
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Re: Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by rosebud3 » Sun May 24, 2015 5:12 am

Can you get another jelly roll? Maybe there are some fat quarters or yardage of the same fabrics that you could purchase? Hope you are able to find what you need to finish the needed blocks.

Mary/Rosebud

Pilot2b
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Re: Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by Pilot2b » Sun May 24, 2015 6:19 pm

This happened to me, so I know how you feel. I also learned when sewing jelly rolls that when I started the 2 strips and sewed to the end, when adding the 3 rd strip, I attached to bottom where I left off. Alternating. Good luck.

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purrfect-lady
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Re: Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by purrfect-lady » Mon May 25, 2015 7:53 am

Well, you can change your mind about caring if the strips all line up . . . Some don't by design, you know.

FlorenceM
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Re: Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by FlorenceM » Wed May 27, 2015 10:09 am

When in a similar situation, I bought a little piece of a fabric that matched closely to what I was doing.

Good Luck.

Flo

scrapquilter48
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Re: Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by scrapquilter48 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:58 pm

Can you change say.. just the corner blocks to another plan..?
Technically, you'll eliminate 3 more blocks and the bumned one..

scrapquilter48
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Re: Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by scrapquilter48 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:53 am

Here s another complicated idea.. reproduce that piece of fabric by taking it to a print shop and photocopy type idea have it spit out the printer on a fabric sheet sold in craft stores.

sasardz
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Re: Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by sasardz » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:51 am





morgans4
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Re: Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by morgans4 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:16 am

cut them all down to the smallest size and add borders around each to make them the desired unfinished size.

mariejustice54
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Re: Need suggestions/help on what to do.

Post by mariejustice54 » Thu May 02, 2019 1:22 am

Agree with FlorenceM, good luck dear.

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