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scrappyquilter897 posted on Thu, Oct 11 2012 2:01 PM

Do all the rails need to be consistant in size? OR, as a scrappy can different sizes be used? I already have a variety of colors and sizes(widths).

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Ramona replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 3:40 PM

scrappyquilter897,

I say it's your quilt, why not? Do as you please as long as your blocks all come out the same size. :-)  Sounds like your idea would be a neat and creative quilt. As they say, there are no quilt police, thank goodness.  I have seen other quilts where strips and are cut at different angles and widths and sewn together for blocks so why not use that in a rail fence.  Can't wait to see pictures of your finished project.

 

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Thea replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 3:44 PM

Hi, for a real rail fence patterned quilt - all the rails are the same size - for a new and modern pattern - that you would design and call your own - they can be any size or shape that you want.

 

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Patti replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 8:06 PM

I love the idea of a scrappy rail fence with various widths of the rails.  Even better than equally sized ones. 

Patti

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Nana replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 8:28 PM

I think it is a great idea.  Go for it.  Hope you post pics when you finish.

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I have always done the same size strips but like Thea says, there really aren't any quilt police to come and arrest you and take you away! LOL  I say go for it and be sure and post pictures of your creation.

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Hi Scrappyquilter and welcome to QCA.  As for the rail fence,  I say go for it, that is what I love about quilting, you can do anything you want to.  

Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love

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Carol replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 10:39 PM

Scrappyquilter:  you sound like my kind of quilter!  Use any and all sizes of strips and see how great it looks!  Check out Bonnie's site:  quiltville.com  for ideas for scrap patterns.  Go for it and enjoy the scraps!

 

 

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Jeanine replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 11:10 PM

You can do whatever you want!

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Jeanine replied on Thu, Oct 11 2012 11:10 PM

You can do whatever you want!

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Now that is scrappy Jeanine, love it!

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They don't even have to be straight rails.

  Max  

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Patti replied on Fri, Oct 12 2012 12:50 AM

Jeanine and Max, love the examples. 

Patti

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Jeanine - your scrappy rails look great and

Max - I love the wonky rails. 

:)

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Nana replied on Fri, Oct 12 2012 8:46 AM

Jeanine and Max

I love both the scrappy and the wonky rails.  Great quilts.

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