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I just finished cutting mine. I used 10 different fabrics and I cut 2 strips of 5-1/2' x WOF.  Ended up with 80  5-1/2' x 9-1/2' , than  took one pile of 40 of those strips and from each 5-1/2' x 9-1/2' strip I cut one 2' x 9-1/;2' and was left with a 3-1/2' x 9-1/2'. When I finished cutting the 40 strips I ended up with the following:

                     40- 5-1/2' x 9-1/2'                40- 2' x 9-1/2'               40- 3-1/2' x 9-1/2'     strips.

Now I wait for our next step on the 16th.   I decided to do mine Christmas and used 10 different Christmas fabrics.

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Pat Badder:

I just finished cutting mine. I used 10 different fabrics and I cut 2 strips of 5-1/2' x WOF.  Ended up with 80  5-1/2' x 9-1/2' , than  took one pile of 40 of those strips and from each 5-1/2' x 9-1/2' strip I cut one 2' x 9-1/;2' and was left with a 3-1/2' x 9-1/2'. When I finished cutting the 40 strips I ended up with the following:

                     40- 5-1/2' x 9-1/2'                40- 2' x 9-1/2'               40- 3-1/2' x 9-1/2'     strips.

Now I wait for our next step on the 16th.   I decided to do mine Christmas and used 10 different Christmas fabrics.

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 10:20 PM

Debbie do

The block will be 8 1/2  x  9 inches unfinished.   I know....weird but that is the way the pattern works out.

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Patti replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 11:25 PM

Whoa Nana.  We have sure kept you busy today.  But now I understand.  I am going ahead and cutting for 40.   I may go 6 x 6 blocks, and 4 extra for corners or a pillow or something.  Or just add another 2 blocks for 6x7. 

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katyp replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 12:05 PM

Pat , I'm doing Christmas fabrics too.  I've got 20 different ones and hope it works...we'll have to post pictures.

 

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I have to wait for my order to come before cutting, but I have a question. If I want to make my quilt larger, I am assuming from what I'm reading here that I need to decided before I start - is this a correct assumption? I cannot believe that I have not even started and I'm so confused, but then I am a BSC. LOL

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Bev replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 1:03 PM

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I have to wait for my order to come before cutting, but I have a question. If I want to make my quilt larger, I am assuming from what I'm reading here that I need to decided before I start - is this a correct assumption? I cannot believe that I have not even started and I'm so confused, but then I am a BSC. LOL

BSC (?),   Is that blonde senior citizen? If so, you don't have to be blonde. LOL

 

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BSC (?),   Is that blonde senior citizen? If so, you don't have to be blonde. LOL

LOL - it is blonde space cadet, but senior citizen works also and you don't have to be blonde or senior to qualify Bev...

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Bev replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 1:57 PM

That is too funny Spudgrandma!  Being a Senior that was my first thought.  Space Cadet, I have been one of them for years and years...

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You and me both Bev...LOL

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Nana replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 10:39 PM

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You can figure 2 blocks per FQ.   The layout that I used is 5 blocks and 6 rows for a total of 30.  It makes a top ...  without borders.... at about 45 x 56.

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Nana replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 10:40 PM

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You can cut enough for a 3rd block out of each FQ.   Each 5 1/2 x 20 inch strip makes one block.

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Nana:

Spud

You can cut enough for a 3rd block out of each FQ.   Each 5 1/2 x 20 inch strip makes one block.

 

Thank you Nana, I will do some figuring when my head is clearer, notice I did not say clear :)

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ls2116 replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 9:57 PM

Pat I cut mine like yours hopefully you did right I just couldn't understand if I was still to have something left at the width of fabric?

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