Scrappy Project Cutting Instructions

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Nana Posted: Sun, May 13 2012 12:05 PM

For anyone that would like to get all the cutting done now I am going to provide cutting instructions.

Background

  • 55  6 1/2 in squares
  • 220  2 1/2 in squares

Scraps

  • 275  dark  2 1/2 in squares

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Barbara replied on Sun, May 13 2012 3:19 PM

Thanks Nana, barbara

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Jean replied on Sun, May 13 2012 7:21 PM

Well, I just finished cutting the 275 scraps, now will need to go to the store tomorrow for the background fabric.  I am assuming that this is the 3 yards we should have in neutral or tone on tone or do we cut something else.  This is my first scrap quilt, so totally confused.  

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Nana replied on Sun, May 13 2012 11:41 PM

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The background fabric is the 3 yds of neutral fabric.  With the 3 yds you should have plenty to use some for your border. 

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Jean replied on Mon, May 14 2012 5:40 AM

Thanks.  To the store at lunch today.  Looking forward to the project.

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Have I missed the start date announcement for this project?  I have some scraps here and some on the way but I'm thinking I still need to buy some fabrics for this project. When is the expected stat date? Thanks.

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Nana replied on Mon, May 14 2012 9:19 AM

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We won't start the actual sewing until MQ6 is done.  I think that probably puts us at the very end of May or the first of June.  I haven't checked the dates on the mystery quilt to see when it completes for sure.  You should have plenty of time to get all your fabrics.   That is why I always put the fabric requirements and cutting instructions up early so that everyone has plenty of time to get everything ready to start sewing.

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safrmaz replied on Mon, May 14 2012 11:50 AM

Nana,

Lately I've been thinning out my scraps and stash and I don't have as much to choose from anymore.   I was wondering how many repeats of a particular fabric should be the maximum for this quilt.  Off hand I think I may have approx. 20 - 25 darks.  Do you think I need more?

 

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Nana replied on Mon, May 14 2012 7:43 PM

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I honestly don't know how many different fabrics I have in my 2 1/2 in square scraps.  I am just making sure that I try not to put the same fabrics in the same block.

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Susie replied on Thu, May 17 2012 12:58 PM

Nana:

For anyone that would like to get all the cutting done now I am going to provide cutting instructions.

Background

  • 55  6 1/2 in squares
  • 220  2 1/2 in squares

Scraps

  • 275  dark  2 1/2 in squares

Oh boy...I'm not sure how scrappy mine is going to be with this quantity.  The MQ pretty much wiped out my 2 1/2 squares.  That being said, if I have to (shudder) buy fabric (lol!) how many different patterns/fabrics would you suggest? Or how many fat quarters will it take?

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Nana replied on Thu, May 17 2012 3:22 PM

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You are really taxing my ole brain on this one...LOL>  I think I would recommend at least 15 different fabrics.  If my math is right you should be able to get 56 2 1/2 in squares out of a fat quarter.

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Annie replied on Thu, May 17 2012 9:17 PM

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Do you think I can use up some layer cakes for the background if I use the neutral colors? 

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Nana replied on Fri, May 18 2012 6:13 AM

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I have done mine with the background being all one fabric.  I think you could probably use a scrappy background but it would probably need to be all similiar shades and tone on tones so that your dark squares really pop.   If you would like to hold on to the layer cakes I am working up another project that will be totally scrappy and the layer cakes would work great in it.

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Annie replied on Fri, May 18 2012 11:28 AM

Good idea,

Thanks for the advice, Nana

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Nana replied on Mon, May 21 2012 11:26 PM

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