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    Good morning all knowing quilters...quick question. I finished a jelly roll quilt top last night and I think it's dimensions are off. It could be that I cut each strip in half when I probably should cut some in half and some in thirds and I sort of "winged" it when it came to cutting off some of the fabric of the end strip so the seams wouldn't line up.

    My question is...it came out to be 44 x 66, which makes it long and narrow looking. Should I shorten the quilt to make it more lap style and if so, how much should I cut off?

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    #2
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    I would just add borders to two sides to widen it a bit! Pretty blues and yellows.
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      #3
      Re: Quilt too long?

      Your quilt is pretty and should be fine at that size. The width is approximately 2/3 of the length so all is good. You can always add borders as suggested. Love to see an audition of possible borders-perhaps 5-6 inches. Hint...hint.

      The long strips add to the illusion of length.

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        #4
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        Love the colors!

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          #5
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          I think it's a perfect size for a lap quilt just as it is. It's up to you if you want it bigger or not.

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            #6
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            I like it and wouldn't cut anything off. You can always add borders to the side and I like a long lap quilt so my feet are covered when they're cold.
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              #7
              Re: Quilt too long?

              lovely fabrics
              my question is what size were you aiming for?

              it looks good the way on bed, you could add borders as suggested or even pieced boarder like piano key style, or pin wheels, flying geese.
              or you could un sew at 44 inches and use the un sewn part to extend all round
              add more fabrics or not its up to you, there is no right or wrong answers.
              happy sewing
              Last edited by 201 Treadler; June 19, 2019, 05:20 PM. Reason: spelling

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                #8
                Re: Quilt too long?

                Thank you everyone for the suggestons...it's very helpful. I'll have to stare at it for a couple days to make a final decision. I kinda like it as it is, but I do have the fabric to add borders so....we'll see.

                Thank you again...as always everyone here is so helpful!!

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                  #9
                  Re: Quilt too long?

                  Originally posted by 201 Treadler View Post
                  lovely fabrics
                  my question is what size were you aiming for?

                  it looks good the way on bed, you could add borders as suggested or even pieced boarder like piano key style, or pin wheels, flying geese.
                  or you could un sew at 44 inches and use the un sewn part to extend all round
                  add more fabrics or not its up to you, there is no right or wrong answers.
                  happy sewing
                  You know...I love strip quilts. It's the very first quilt I ever made...the jelly roll race. I'm not really sure what I was aiming for or why I even cut the strips in half...it was a snap decision. Not sure I'll do that again. LOL

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