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    Stippy Quilt Using Jelly Roll Question

    I am making the quilt below for my first grandchild/grandson due in September. I was thinking....rather than sewing each strip to the next, could I put the strips together using the jelly roll race technique but without cutting the first strip shorter? This way, I just sew end to end from the very beginning and be finished sewing the strips together in record time and no risk of bowing! Then I can cut, flip, etc. and voila! Modern baby quilt!

    Rainbow Strip and Flip Quilt.jpg
    [I]-Lynn :icon_hi:

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    #2
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    I would be afraid of losing the design. Your not going to get this crisp clean look this one has. I did a coin just sewing all the strips together and cut three times. It was really easy.

    I forgot that I planned mine out on a design wall, because it was a rainbow.
    Last edited by Hulamoon; May 14th, 2016, 06:37 AM.
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      #3
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      That looks great, very inventive.

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        #4
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        Well, I'm more asking about the technique. Can I have the strips planned out, sew them end to end, etc for the jelly roll race technique and get this result?
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          #5
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          No, because of the way you fold and sew with a jelly roll race they would be all out of order when you finish. Your first and last strip would end up next to each other, for example.
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            #6
            Re: Stippy Quilt Using Jelly Roll Question

            Ok. So, without concern for the order, for the technique, this otherwise would work if I don't cut off the first 18 inches so there is no staggering in the middle of the quilt. There would just be strips of fabric lined up in a row. Is that right?
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              #7
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              Well like any fabrics they end up being different lenghts. Doing it this way you will have seams not lining up evenly on both ends and those will all be have to trimmed off. I think your going to lose fabric.
              "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used"― Dalai Lama XIV

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                #8
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                Ah. Right. The points I hadn't thought of! Thank you!!!!
                [I]-Lynn :icon_hi:

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                  #9
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                  I made one of these, except I added a much wider central panel. I sewed the strips in order of color into sets of four, sewing a different direction each time. The strips are not all the same length so be sure you line up the same end each time. That way one side is straight and only the side needs to be squared. Iron all the sets, then sew the strips set together. They will lay nice and flat and not bow.
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                    #10
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                    I am sure that I've seen a jelly roll race quilt with a central panel cut and flipped. The outcome will not be a color gradient like the picture in the original post, but it will be a pleasant variation of a jelly roll race. Here is a post from the crafty mummy.
                    Last edited by Splinter; May 14th, 2016, 06:45 PM. Reason: It helps to actually insert the link.

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                      #11
                      Re: Stippy Quilt Using Jelly Roll Question

                      Originally posted by Splinter View Post
                      I am sure that I've seen a jelly roll race quilt with a central panel cut and flipped. The outcome will not be a color gradient like the picture in the original post, but it will be a pleasant variation of a jelly roll race. Here is a post from the crafty mummy.
                      That's exactly how her quilt would look if she did it like she's asking.
                      Vonnie

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                        #12
                        Re: Stippy Quilt Using Jelly Roll Question

                        I thank you all for your input! It's so appreciated! I hadn't thought about the issue with the color change that would be missed using the JJR technique. I was looking for a way to sew the strips together more easily (lazy me) by using the JJR technique but NOT cutting the 18" off the first strip. In other words, not offsetting the strips. I wondered if I did this, if the strips would would be sewn together in the end as if I sewed them one at a time. I know...lazy, lazy!
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                          #13
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                          It doesn't sound lazy to me, but more of a pain. But I'm one of those who never had the desire to make a JRR. lol
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