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tnmtgrl replied on Tue, Sep 10 2013 4:43 PM

Thanks  weezee56....it looks more blue in pic but it is more on the periwinkle side.

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If your 2 pieces of fabrics look basically the same you should be alright.

I'm glad Kim asked this question. I mis-cut my background so I went to my LQS to get more and of course they didn't have it. It was an older fabric. So I bought a pieceof the   same color.  I'm hoping it works out. If not I will have a funny looking quilt. LOL 

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Sep 10 2013 8:44 PM

Just got back and thought i'd ask if a medium size print might work ok for pattern i've got a floral about 3" ?

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Nana replied on Tue, Sep 10 2013 10:14 PM

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I know others are going to be using prints.  All I can say is that it should work just fine.

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jadavn replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 12:28 AM

I had the stars in my stash, but not enough of anything else, so I picked two colors that I thought would look nice together and still give me good contrast. I haven't decided yet which one will be #1 and which will be #2. I bought enough of both to choose later and then use the rest of #2 for my binding.

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ls2116 replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 7:12 AM

Who makes the strip ruler everyone is talking about and what size would be needed?

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jadavn replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 9:53 AM

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Who makes the strip ruler everyone is talking about and what size would be needed?

The Strip Tube Ruler is from Cozy Quilts. You can get it at their web site: cozyquilt.com.

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jadavn:
The Strip Tube Ruler is from Cozy Quilts. You can get it at their web site: cozyquilt.com.

 

Cool technique. But it was the strangest thing, as I backed out of the website a link to Missouri Quilt popped up with  Jenny Doan  doing a demo on using a regular ruler. Looked very easy and no need to buy the specialty one.


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Jan replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 11:09 AM

I am definitely planning on jumping in on this one.  I will be shopping this weekend to see what I can find. I will likely be behind as this hand injury doesn't see the specialist until the day the first directions come out.  Maybe I can get some of the family to start some of the cutting in advance. Then I might stay caught up!

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Jen, pretty fabrics!  I love your colors.  Should work well with the 'tranquility' theme.  

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Nana replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 12:04 PM

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I watched the Jenny Doan demo and thought it was pretty neat.  The only thing she didn't tell what size strips to use or what line on the ruler to use for different size HSTs.  I was a little confused....LOL>    But I love the technique and have found that my HSTs come out much more perfect and my points line up so much better than any other technique that I have used.

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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".

How cool! I am at work or I would be looking through my stash to see what I can come up with for a smaller one. Soon as I get home I will be shopping, LOL.

 

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Linda replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 1:19 PM

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Judy

I watched the Jenny Doan demo and thought it was pretty neat.  The only thing she didn't tell what size strips to use or what line on the ruler to use for different size HSTs.  I was a little confused....LOL>    But I love the technique and have found that my HSTs come out much more perfect and my points line up so much better than any other technique that I have used.

On the cozyquilt.com site there's a printout to use the ruler and also a chart with finished block size, cut size (and ruler measurement), width of tube and yield per strip set; with finished sizes from 1 1/2 to 9 inch blocks. These measurements would work using the regular ruler as demonstrated in the Jenny Doan demo.

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Valerie replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 2:11 PM

Here are my fabric choices the green paisley will be fabric #1. The background is hard to see but it's white on white polka dots. I'm so excited to start! Valerie (aka Cally)

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Yuriko replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 2:30 PM

Linda,

Thanks so much for the great tip on the printout.  Now I can try using the strip tube technique.

Lily 

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