Questions About Fabric Requirements or Cutting Instructions?

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Nana:

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After reading though these it sounds like I could just pull out my bag of 2 1/2" squares from my scrap stash and then add a light background fabric.   Do you think this will work with a true scrappy mix of squares?
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Nana, I think it would work perfectly.  Even though I used the coordinated fabrics from the Bittersweet collection, I used your method of pulling the next square from a bag.  It was very hard for the control freak in me to do, but it looks great.  I actually think the more variety you have in your 2.5" squares the better this one will turn out.

  

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Nana replied on Sun, Apr 1 2012 11:03 AM

Thanks Sandy.  May just have to pull out those bags.

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KarenRN replied on Sun, Apr 1 2012 10:04 PM

What is the finished size of MQ6?

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Kris replied on Mon, Apr 2 2012 12:24 AM

Karen:
What is the finished size of MQ6?

65 x 81

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Sandy,

Do you think we can tone on tone the background fabric as well?

 

Nana:
May just have to pull out those bags.

Oh please do Nana! Love to see a totally scrappy!!!!

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Stephanie:
Do you think we can tone on tone the background fabric as well?

 

Yes, Steph, tone on tone should work very well.

  

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Hi Sandy,

    Received my kit from Missouri Star Quilting Co. today. Cut out my 4 1/2' squares and was able to only get 144, so that leaves me 16 squares short of the required amount. What do I do now? They sent 2 yards of the cream colored material. I used it all and had about 1 1/2 strip left over.. I also sent an e-mail to the company.

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Hi Sandy, If short on the 4 1/2 " squares would it hurt the design to make it shorter than 81"?   I usually make throws in the  60"  square give or take  a few inches.

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Wendy replied on Mon, Apr 2 2012 11:48 PM

Pat,

When you do the math, you actually do need 2 1/4 yards of background material, and that is exactly what I used to get all 160 of mine.

the break down is

18-4 1/2' strips cut into 9 squares = 162  squares.

18X41/2" =81"

81" / 36" = 2.25 Yards.

 

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Hi Sandy, thank you again for leading us.  Could you make sure they post a pdf copy of the instructions so I can download and print so that I have a copy by my cutting/sewing tables please and thank you.

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Wendy :

Pat,

When you do the math, you actually do need 2 1/4 yards of background material, and that is exactly what I used to get all 160 of mine.

the break down is

18-4 1/2' strips cut into 9 squares = 162  squares.

18X41/2" =81"

81" / 36" = 2.25 Yards.

Wendy I know that, you would think that in the kit they would send the right amount of fabric, which they only sent me two (2) yards of fabric. After paying the amount for the kit you would think that they would have enough of each material to make amount of squares needed for the quilt. Don't know what to do, as don't know where to get the rest of the material to finish the background squares.  I don't want to go out and buy 2 1/4 yards of different material for background. I feel there should of been enough in kit in the first place.

Pat B from Sunny Southern California

 

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Jane replied on Tue, Apr 3 2012 6:01 PM

how did you cut you fabric?  I too bought the kit but have yet to start cutting as I want to make sure I have enough fabric

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Jacy replied on Tue, Apr 3 2012 6:41 PM

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how did you cut you fabric?  I too bought the kit but have yet to start cutting as I want to make sure I have enough fabric

If your background fabric is 42 1/2" wide you could get 10 squares per strip. And 2 yards will give you 16 strips, so 16 x 10 =160 squares.

But a lot of fabrics don't have 42 1/2" of usable width. It seems like 2yds is quite likely not enough.

 

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Jacy:

Jane:

how did you cut you fabric?  I too bought the kit but have yet to start cutting as I want to make sure I have enough fabric

If your background fabric is 42 1/2" wide you could get 10 squares per strip. And 2 yards will give you 16 strips, so 16 x 10 =160 squares.

But a lot of fabrics don't have 42 1/2" of usable width. It seems like 2yds is quite likely not enough.

I got 2 yards of the light material and did not have enough for squares I was short 16 squares. I ended up calling Missour Star Quilt Co, and talked to a representative and explained my problem. they took care of it for me and is sending me an additional 1/4 material to finish my squares for the quilt. The jelly Roll will make more than enough 2 1/2' squares. i got 16 to 17 squares per strip and we only need 628. I will have some extra ones to add to my stash.

Good Luck with yours.

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Pat Badder:

Jacy:

Jane:

how did you cut you fabric?  I too bought the kit but have yet to start cutting as I want to make sure I have enough fabric

If your background fabric is 42 1/2" wide you could get 10 squares per strip. And 2 yards will give you 16 strips, so 16 x 10 =160 squares.

But a lot of fabrics don't have 42 1/2" of usable width. It seems like 2yds is quite likely not enough.

 

I got 2 yards of the light material and did not have enough for squares I was short 16 squares. I ended up calling Missour Star Quilt Co, and talked to a representative and explained my problem. they took care of it for me and is sending me an additional 1/4 yard of material to finish my squares for the quilt. The jelly Roll will make more than enough 2 1/2' squares. i got 16 to 17 squares per strip and we only need 628. I will have some extra ones to add to my stash.

Good Luck with yours.

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