Friday Finds–5/15/2014

OK, it’s not Friday, but I found these quilts yesterday, so that counts.  I’m just a little bit slow posting them!  So, we’re still calling them “Friday Finds.”

Do you like to use Jelly Rolls?  How about having 2-1/2” strips left over from other quilting projects?  Maybe you have a ACCUQUILT Cutter and just like to cut strips. These Quilts are for you.

 

  • Cluck Cluck Sew Blog has a Free Quilt Tutorial: Strip and Flip Baby Quilt.  Make this Scrappy, use a Jelly Roll, or even just a few colors to keep it simple.

This finishes to 36” x 41”.  In her tutorial she uses 2” strips, but I’m guessing a Jelly Roll will work, too.  Giving the typical strip quilt a twist there is a sub-cut and insertion of white strips.  This is a fun looking quilt.

This quilt is a generous twin size quilt – 72” x 96”.  It requires 2 Jelly Rolls, and some white yardage.

This quilt finishes 61-1/2” x 74-1/2”.  Wonder what this would look like with light strips and a dark background?  How about making a rainbow with shades of red-yellow-green-blue?

  • Film in the Fridge (dot) com shares a mini tutorial for a strip quilt.  The fun part of this quilt is that the strips are all different widths!  Just assemble them in the order that is pleasing to you.

This measures about 42” wide by about 55” or whatever you want it to be!  Want to make it bigger?  Add Borders. This post also includes some very good tips, so don’t forget to read all the way down to the bottom.  Click on the link for the Flea Market Fancy Baby Strip Quilt for a sweet smaller version.

These all appear to be quick and simple quilts.  One Tip I’ve read about sewing strips togetherAlways alternate the direction that you stitch.  After stitching two strips together, when adding the next strip, start stitching from the end that you just finished stitching and keep alternating.  This will help keep your strips straight and not wobbly because of the natural stretching that can occur when feeding through your pressure foot.

Well, that’s it for this week.  Hope you’ve found something to peak your interest.

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse

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About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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