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Mz M replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 8:24 PM

Sandy your wallhanging is really beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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Scrappy is just that... scrappy.  Yes, anything goes.  You pick the fabrics that go next to each other... kind of.  Where the scrappy element starts speaking to you is when you have all the scrappy pieces put together and you can tell that you could bring out the golden tones by adding a narrow gold border, then you might choose another color you see that needs to be brought out and use that for a second border that is a little wider.  Lots of ways to work with scrappy and you really need to forget the "matchy" thing, not that you couldn't match something within your "scraps", but it isn't necessary. You just want to use the same weight fabric.  Sometimes when I'm working with scraps for a quilt I find I need some additional fabric to work with my scraps and I go out and buy some new fabric to "go with" my scraps.  It can be fun making a scrappy quilt.

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Marie,

I am using multiples of some fabrics (see below) Hope it works.

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Annie replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 9:28 PM

Thanks all, Can't wait to see how they all turn out!

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 9:30 PM

Sukochi

Go to the Scrap Happys group and look at some of the scrappys we have made.  Scrappy is totally random and everything goes.  One of our Scrap Happys projects involved putting strips in 3 separate bags according to light, medium, dark.  Then you pulled a strip out of the bag and sewed to the strip you pulled out of the next bag.  It really helped some people get past some of the control issues.

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Sukochi replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 9:52 PM

Thanks a mil, Nana for the suggestion that I look at the Scrappy quilts in that group. Now I get it, and know that these fabrics, once cut up with my twister ruler, put into sets of four, each set surrounded by white, then a border, or two, of other colors pulled from the quilt will bring it together. What would I ever do without y'all? I will be a quilter yet!!

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skporto replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 9:52 PM

I hate to sound like the really dumb one but what is a jelly roll?

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Sukochi replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 10:00 PM

Well, not something you eat. It is strips of fabric pre cut into 2-1/2 by width of fabric (42" to 44") all from one collection and rolled up when you purchase it.

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Eileen replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 10:02 PM

SandyP62, there are no dumb questions here!! We all learn quilting terminology as we go.  A jelly roll is a rolled group of fabrics that are 2.5" tall by the width of the fabric (40" to 44"). There are usually about 40 in a roll, though some have discovered that Joann Fabrics sells rolls with 20 strips (or worms).

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Eileen replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 10:03 PM

LOL! Sukochi and I answered around the same time! You'll always get help on here, Sandy :-)

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Phyllis replied on Sun, Sep 18 2011 10:41 PM

Glad to know I'm not the only beginner!  Yes, I'm sure there will be lots of help available.  I am really excited about doing this.  Have never done anything like this at all!

 

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Marie replied on Mon, Sep 19 2011 8:50 AM

Sandy this is gorgeous!  I have the perfect wall for it.  LOL

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Marie replied on Mon, Sep 19 2011 8:56 AM

WOW !  Everyone's fabric is great!  Pretty quilts in the future.

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Cindy replied on Mon, Sep 19 2011 10:11 AM

Here's my choice.  I have cut my background squares so I'm ready.

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Sylvia replied on Mon, Sep 19 2011 10:16 AM

Cindy,

Beautiful fabrics!!

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