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    Honey Bun

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    Default One Fabric Strips

    Am I the only one who would like to see strip sets using just one fabric? I admit to loving the geometric balanced look of quilts with only a few fabrics, don't care for lots of different prints and colors. I've searched the net, and other than a few with solid white, I'm not finding any where the strips were cut from a single print or color. Strip sets have made it possible for me to quilt again, as I have nerve damage that makes it very difficult to cut long lines. Has anybody seen strip sets from one pattern or color?
    Martha in NW Florida

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    Default Re: One Fabric Strips

    I've seen them at my LQS with just a few prints, but just one,...only in solids.

    But once I was planning a black, red & white quilt and couldn't find a jelly roll that I liked, so went to ma LQS and chatted with the ladies. The shop wasn't busy at the time so they helped pull fabrics for me to choose, and for a minimal price cut the strips for me. I did offer to come back at a later time to pick up the JR so they could do it between customers. So, my suggestion is ask your local shop if they can provide the service.

    Last edited by Caroline T.; March 19th, 2017 at 10:34 AM. Reason: Added picture

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: One Fabric Strips

    Caroline, that quilt is amazing. I want one

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    Default Re: One Fabric Strips

    Other than white and black I have not seen strip sets of only one fabric.

    Have you considered using a die cutter like Accuquilt or Sizzix? They make electric versions now that you do not have to hand crank. Maybe your quilt guild or a friend would let you borrow theirs to see if you like it.

    http://www.quiltersreview.com/fabric-cutting-machines/
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    Default Re: One Fabric Strips

    I agree, very cool!

    That's good advice on asking the shop if they could cut them for you. Or maybe you know some teens to help you out.



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    Default Re: One Fabric Strips

    I agree a die cutter is a very good solution because it could help you in your cutting of any quilt or project you might want to do.

    Caroline, that quilt is BEAUTIFUL!! I am sitting here planning one to make. Thank you for posting that picture!! I LOVE it!!

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    Default Re: One Fabric Strips

    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseSm View Post
    Other than white and black I have not seen strip sets of only one fabric.

    Have you considered using a die cutter like Accuquilt or Sizzix? They make electric versions now that you do not have to hand crank. Maybe your quilt guild or a friend would let you borrow theirs to see if you like it.

    http://www.quiltersreview.com/fabric-cutting-machines/
    I didn't know these could cut strips, so I went looking for a video. How easy!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX3o53nn0ks



    Lorie

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    Default Re: One Fabric Strips

    Caroline, I want a quilt like that its just beautiful

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    Default Re: One Fabric Strips

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline T. View Post
    I've seen them at my LQS with just a few prints, but just one,...only in solids.

    But once I was planning a black, red & white quilt and couldn't find a jelly roll that I liked, so went to ma LQS and chatted with the ladies. The shop wasn't busy at the time so they helped pull fabrics for me to choose, and for a minimal price cut the strips for me. I did offer to come back at a later time to pick up the JR so they could do it between customers. So, my suggestion is ask your local shop if they can provide the service.

    BEAUTIFUL quilt! Great advice!

    You're such a talented quilter. I love this!
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    Default Re: One Fabric Strips

    Beautiful Quilt ....Thanks for sharing !

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