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    Binding Belle

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    Default Length and width

    I am making a log cabin quilt itís called Garden Delights. So it says the square should be 37 1/2 x 37 1/2. So my question is- do they really need to be that size or can it be larger or smaller just making sure all 4 squares are the same size. Since I used a jelly toll and cut my smaller strips with a stripology ruler- it must be my piecing.

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    Missouri Star

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    I would think you're good as long as all squares are the same size.

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    Fabric Fanatic

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    I just make log cabins with the jelly roll strips as is at 2 1/2" each log

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Length and width

    Just make all your blocks the same size. If one is smaller than the rest you will have to trim all of them to the smallest block size. All four sides of your blocks need to be the same length or when you turn them to make your design they won't fit together.
    Last edited by Bubby; May 14th, 2018 at 07:19 PM.

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    Missouri Star

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    Yes, be sure to trim them on all four sides so your design will work

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Length and width

    Each block needs to be squared up as you go. Don't wait till the end to square them all up! Not all JRs are created equal. Some may be a bit skimpy; others may actually be a bit wider than 2.5". It's always best to measure. Be sure to use a consistent 1/4" seam.

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