OK Everyone...it's time to bring out those Jelly Rolls.(or stash bins)
This week we will be cutting out all of our fabrics.
Please note that the TIPS I share below are not Rules you must follow - just helpful suggestions that have worked for me.
TIP #1: To avoid a lot of identical fabric "match ups" when sewing the quilt top together - create "sets" of similar blocks by grouping your fabric strips together.
I did this by grouping my Jelly Roll into 12 sets of 3 fabric strips
and 1 set of 4 fabric strips. Choose fabrics for your groupings that contrast or compliment each other. But really anything that looks pleasing to you will work. Just try to avoid grouping all darks or all lights together.
Please note: This is an important step BEFORE cutting:
Open all of your Jelly roll strips so they are laid out in a single long strip. - NOT doubled onto itself. (I stacked my long strips 3 and/or 4 high to cut multiple layers of fabric all at once.)
From EACH of your Jelly Roll strips you will cut:
(9) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles and (1) 2-1/2" square.
You should now have 360 rectangles and 40 squares of assorted print fabrics.
(These totals are the same for those using their Stash bin fabrics)
From your background - cut 24 strips of fabric 2-1/2" wide x wof. Subcut into (360) 2-1/2" squares and (10)4-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles.(I left my background strips folded in half when I measured and cut my squares and rectangles out)
You will only need 10 of your 2-1/2" print fabric squares for this quilt. Pick out your ten favorites and set them along side your 10 background rectangles.
That's it for this week!
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