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MaryLeeHayden Posted: Thu, May 17 2012 12:30 PM

Does anyone have this pattern? It sure would be nice if there were a search feature under the "Free Patterns" section.

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gini replied on Thu, May 17 2012 1:17 PM

mary,  it's not  a pattern,   it's a race. 

everybody gets their jellyrolls, someone fires the starting gun and it's a race to see who can finish their strip quilt first.  you sew all the strips end to end, cut them the same length and sew those together to make a quilt

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Hmmm...I must be thinking of something else. One of the ladies did one at the VB retreat. Thought it was pretty neat. Just strips of fabric across the quilt. I'll have to keep looking for what I mean. Thanks though, Gini.

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Jacy replied on Thu, May 17 2012 1:30 PM

Mary, there is a tutorial for this on the Missouri Star website. Maybe someone can tell you exactly where.

 

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Barbara replied on Thu, May 17 2012 2:56 PM

Mary I think it was Marge that did the quiilt ,she posted a picture somewhere I just don't remember where . Barbara

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Nana replied on Thu, May 17 2012 2:59 PM

Mary

That is the same quilt that Gini is talking about.  You just sew your strips together end to end on the diagonal.  Then you cut your long strip in half and sew the halves together long ways.  Then cut in half again and sew these two sections together longways.  You keep doing this until you get the length and width where you want them.

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Here's a link for the Jelly Roll Race Pattern that a friend sent me.  The original posting was in the Springtime Jelly Roll Fabric Swap that we did a few weeks ago.  These seem to be very popular patterns and a lot of fun if you get a group of quilters together and do them in a "race" fashion.

 

http://blog.heirloomcreations.net/?p=1897

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Jeanine replied on Thu, May 17 2012 10:57 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This is one of the tutorials.  

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MNcarol replied on Fri, May 18 2012 12:16 AM

I went to the listed site and downloaded the pattern.  Sounds like fun!  May have to try this with some friends.  I also read about this a bit on the Virginia Beach thread and saw a picture.  Pretty cool.

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MNcarol replied on Fri, May 18 2012 12:17 AM

I'll have to check this out Jeanine.  Always up for something new (and easy).

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Jeanine replied on Fri, May 18 2012 7:21 AM

Jelly roll races are fun but I think we have worn them out we have made so many in my group.  If you haven't tried them, I would definitely recommend you do one.  They are great stash busters.  One of my quilters took my very large collection of Christmas fabric i had accumulated to cut into 2 1/2" strips for jelly roll races.  It is hard to use Christmas fabric for charity quilts because of the timing.  But when cut down into strips, they don't look as Christmasy.

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I also have alot of Christmas fabric and kids too. Any idea on how many strips to cut for a childs quilt?  A xmas one would be okay for a bazzar raffle, I have never bought ANY precuts except for a couple of fat quarters.  I am a long long way from any fabric stores so I tend to purchase yardage and use a stash..Susan

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Nana replied on Fri, May 18 2012 10:14 AM

Susan

For this particular pattern I would use 40 strips since that is what most jelly rolls are made of.  Alot of times you have 2 strips of 20 different fabrics but you could probably use less fabrics and still have a lovely quilt.

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Carol W replied on Fri, May 18 2012 10:53 AM

Nana:
you could probably use less fabrics and still have a lovely quilt

 

I would not recommend using more than 2 strips of each fabric - I had a Jelly Roll that I did this with and because it only had 10 fabrics (4 strips of each) it came out looking very 'color block' style.  Which is fine if you want a color block quilt - I did not like it at all and ended up cutting it up in 6 1/2 " squares and using in another pattern.  Just something to think about!

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