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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Jelly Roll Race Advice

    I want to try a jelly roll race quilt using collegiate fabric. Since I can't find any jelly rolls, I'll cut my own strips, but I was wondering if 5 prints and three solid colors will be enough to make an attractive pattern. Please let me know what you think.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Jelly Roll Race Advice

    I've made many a JRR quilt with that number of prints. Many of the members here made them with jelly rolls from Big Lots ( I don't these are still available there) and those rolls had 8 prints in them and they turned out pretty well. Be sure to share pictures of your finished quilt!

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    The Guild President

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    I think adding solids would be wonderful since it would calm down all of the movement in the prints. I did a JRR when I first learned to quilt and that was my only regret. My colours seem to blend into each other too much and get lost. Good luck.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Jelly Roll Race Advice

    Just remember, no matter how you you sew the strips together, you will not end up with the pattern you thought you would. Just sew together, and expect a surprise when it is all finished.
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

    Marilyn......

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