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    Hi! I was just watching Jenny's Jelly Roll Race 2 video, and have a couple questions. I know Jenny said that you should just use the strips as they come off the roll, but the jelly roll that I want to use has a lot of duplicate strips. So I think I would end up with a lot of rows with the same fabric all the way across, and I don't think I would like that. So here are my questions:
    1. What would be the best way to make sure that I don't have the same fabrics together very much if my jelly rolls has duplicate strips?
    2. If I cut my strips in half, do I still cut off 18 inches from the beginning, or should I cut off less because the strips are shorter?

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!

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    Re: Jelly roll race quilt questions

    I think you should mix them up. I'm using a jelly roll that has three of the same in a row. I would not wanted that much globbing of color. However, doing them at random still gave me some globs of color. It doesn't bother me though, because I love that about JRR quilts.

    And yes, if you are using shorter strips, I'd cut the first one in half. If you use shorter strips, I would NOT put a square between each strip. Look in groups in the jelly roll race library for my black and white and hot pink quilt that has fewer squares between, less is more effective in my opinion.

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      Re: Jelly roll race quilt questions

      I made a jelly roll race quilt using Big Lots jelly rolls that had 24 strips - 3 strips each of 8 different designs. I mixed up the strips so that I used one of each of the designs before beginning to repeat 1 thru 8 again. It prevented having large sections of the same pattern and I think it helped the design of the quilt. I'd still cut some off the first strip to help keep the seams staggered. I'd cut off the same proportion as cutting 18" off a full strip...a little less than half the strip length. Good luck!
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        Re: Jelly roll race quilt questions

        If you look, I asked this same thing just the other day. I decided to make two identical piles, and then go thru one and start all over again on the next. I believe the picture is in my album, things to quilt or something like that.

        Here, I went and found it.....

        http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...6-seconds.html
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          Re: Jelly roll race quilt questions

          It was suggested to me when I did my first JRR quilt two years ago to dump all the strips into a paper bag and pull them out randomly. Don't even try to sew them in such an order as to have "order" out of your quilt because that is when you end up with globs of the same color. If you pull them out randomly, you end up with a more random mixture of color. You still up with two of the same color occasionally though. I was pretty happy with the two my two JRR turned out. I think I have pics in my album of at least one of them.
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            Re: Jelly roll race quilt questions

            I just made a Jelly Roll quilt and cut the strips in halves and thirds. I did not cut off / discard any of my strips. I think that works for halves / thirds. If you are just doing halves, you may need to discard that 18 inches. The other advice I would give you is: Don't think you can PLAN how it comes out. Remember, you are going to fold your 1600 inches in half and sew it together, then repeat 3 more times. People who have tried to PLAN how the quilt will look end up with big blocks of the same color together -- the one thing they were trying to avoid. The final design of the quilt will vary, depending how which sides your sew together. So, just throw all your pieces in the dryer and tumble them for a few minutes to mix them up, then pull them out at random. Good Luck!

            Judy

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              Re: Jelly roll race quilt questions

              Love it! I used that same Jellly Roll and made a quilt for my younger granddaughterPolka dot quilt front.jpg I love that fabric. It just makes me smile to look at it.

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                Re: Jelly roll race quilt questions

                Originally posted by bubba View Post
                If you look, I asked this same thing just the other day. I decided to make two identical piles, and then go thru one and start all over again on the next. I believe the picture is in my album, things to quilt or something like that.

                Here, I went and found it.....

                http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...6-seconds.html
                LOVE it,, I bought the same jelly roll and now I know what I want to do with it. Haven't seen it with the squares included in the rows. Thank you for sharing it for us all to admire.

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                  Re: Jelly roll race quilt questions

                  Originally posted by judygold View Post
                  Love it! I used that same Jellly Roll and made a quilt for my younger granddaughter[ATTACH=CONFIG]71876[/ATTACH] I love that fabric. It just makes me smile to look at it.
                  Oh my goodness, another idea that I like. tks for sharing it Judy
                  And what a cutie granddaughter she is

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