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2.5" are not the same what should I do?

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Terry posted on Sat, Jun 28 2014 6:22 PM

I am new and bought some jelly rolls on line I decided to make this Jewel lap quilt but wanted to use two instead of one. I did not buy the kit and used my own but found out after sewing the two different rolls toghther when I went to sew the four two right sides together I found out one roll was not 2.5" its at least a quarter inch bigger what should I do? cut the extra? The pattern I found was Summer Jewel sew two 2.5" strips together and cut 5.5 square. Hope that helps

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Answered (Verified) gini replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 9:29 PM
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I would trim the bigger ones to 2 1/2".  it will save some grief in the long run.

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Terry:
I found out one roll was not 2.5" its at least a quarter inch bigger

 

Terry, this happened to me but it was the opposite. An entire jelly roll I'd bought from Fat Quarter Shop was only 2-1/4" wide. I was bummed but the FQS was very nice and sent me two more rolls.

I've since learned to double check the jelly rolls. Mistakes do happen.


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Answered (Verified) Kris replied on Sun, Jun 29 2014 3:38 PM
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I find too many pre cuts are not accurate. I bought "Bali Pops than varied from 2.25 to 2.75 and many were "v" shaped cuts. Tonga treats 10 inch square were not square. I had to cut them down to 8 inches. The packaging now states that cuts may not be accurate or something to that effect.

I haven't had problems with jelly rolls but I seldom buy them.

 

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Answered (Verified) gini replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 9:29 PM
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I would trim the bigger ones to 2 1/2".  it will save some grief in the long run.

gini in north idaho

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Terry:
I found out one roll was not 2.5" its at least a quarter inch bigger

 

Terry, this happened to me but it was the opposite. An entire jelly roll I'd bought from Fat Quarter Shop was only 2-1/4" wide. I was bummed but the FQS was very nice and sent me two more rolls.

I've since learned to double check the jelly rolls. Mistakes do happen.


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Answered (Verified) Kris replied on Sun, Jun 29 2014 3:38 PM
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I find too many pre cuts are not accurate. I bought "Bali Pops than varied from 2.25 to 2.75 and many were "v" shaped cuts. Tonga treats 10 inch square were not square. I had to cut them down to 8 inches. The packaging now states that cuts may not be accurate or something to that effect.

I haven't had problems with jelly rolls but I seldom buy them.

 

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Thea replied on Sun, Jun 29 2014 5:27 PM

I would trim to the right width and make them the same.

 

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Terry replied on Sun, Jun 29 2014 5:42 PM

Thanks its what I am going to do next time I will check all my measurements. Lesson learned

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Terry replied on Sun, Jun 29 2014 5:43 PM

Thank you

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Terry replied on Thu, Jul 3 2014 7:59 AM

Now I found one jelly roll was 2 1/4 also. Now not sure what to do.  I measured the two strips I had sewn together and if it where 2.1/5 the measurement should be 4 1/2 right?

 

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Nana replied on Thu, Jul 3 2014 10:54 AM

Terry

If the strips had been 2 1/2" to begin with and you sewed 2 together your ending measurement should have been 4 1/2".   Sorry you are having so much trouble with your strips.

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