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Yuriko replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 2:07 AM

Nana,

Can I use an assortment of fabrics for the background, Fabric #1 and 2?   I would like to use my stash but most of my stash are 1 yard cuts.  For example, instead of 2 -1/2 yards of 1 fabric, I would like to use 3 fabrics (1 yd, 1 yd, and 1/2 yd) that were close in color and value.

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 3:03 AM

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I don't know how this one will look as a "scrappy".   But if that is how you want to make it then go for it.    I like scrappy quilts but I didn't think about doing this as a scrappy.

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Not to push my luck but... since you said you added some to yardage just in case, if I'm careful will 1 1/2 yards work for fabric #2?

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 10:42 AM

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That is 3/8 yd less than the requirements.  At most I added 1/4 yd.   I am afraid you may really be pushing it to get everything out of 1 1/2yds.

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eparys replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 12:00 PM

So I decided I had to shop from my stash and this is what I came up with - Christmas (kind of) Fabric. The white is a P&B White on White with flourished. As I am looking at it, I am thinking that I will do the HST using the tube method - I am thinking the the HSTs being on the bias and the design in the plaid will be as well might be and interesting mix and will not drive me crazy when the plaids don't match up. What do you all think??

Nana - I went back and reread your "addendum"  - so before I cut I just want to make sure I clearly understand as I have not used that technique before.

Instead of 3 7/8" strips I will cut  the same number of 3" strips and not subcut into squares. Correct? 

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 1:42 PM

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You are absolutely correct.   Just cut 3" strips and do NOT cut into squares.   I will give further instructions next Friday with the next step.

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Roxana replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 3:53 PM

Nana:

There is an ADDENDUM to the cutting instructions.   If you plan on using the new Strip Tube Ruler you need to cut the strips at 3" instead of 3 7/8".   Also don't cut the strips into squares or triangles.   You will sew certain strips together and then cut your squares.    Cut the same number of 3" strips as you would have 3 7/8" strips.   If this is confusing just let me know.

Nana, I've read through the cutting requirements and plan to use the new Strip Tube Ruler. I've also tried to read through all of the discussion but I am still a little confused. ... Where I am confused is that there are 21 strips of Background and 21 strips of Fabric #1 and 9 strips of Fabric #2 of 3-7/8" x WOF. Do I cut all of them at 3" instead of 3-7/8"? 

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Nana, What color and value did you use? If I may ask. I'm thinking of a white/w a yellow print, med purple and a med blue. Do you think those colors will be okay?

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Debbie replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 4:29 PM

Nana, IF one didn't want to make it so big - you said 72" by 84", and say instead 60" by 72"  would that work? how about 1/2 - 36" by 48" for a size quilt or crib quilt -  would I only need to cut 1/2 of everything?  I'm just thinking aloud publicly.  not sure I want it that big - I really like smaller quilts.  I guess, I'm asking how many blocks are we making and how much of each is in a block?  can you tell me without giving stuff away?  how about sending me a PM instead?

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 6:24 PM

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Yes you will need to cut all of them at 3" instead of 3 7/8".

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 6:25 PM

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Those color choices should be fine.

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Roxana replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 6:40 PM

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Yes you will need to cut all of them at 3" instead of 3 7/8".

Thanks! It just seems like I'll be short 9 strips! LOL!

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Peggy replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 7:01 PM

Thank your for asking this question.  I'd like to know ahead of time what I'll need for borders and backing..

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Nana replied on Mon, Sep 9 2013 1:47 AM

Debbie

I am not 100% sure what to tell you but you could cut half of what is called for and then if needed you could cut a few more pieces as we construct blocks.    It should work out fine to cut half and make a 36" x 48".

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Debbie replied on Mon, Sep 9 2013 7:00 AM

Thanks, Nana!  I'm still thinking on it, wanted to use from my stash but nothing that's 3.5 yds, most are just over 2 or 1.5 yds.  may go to LQS today and see, but really don't want to spend extra $$ right now.  what to do, what to do!!

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