Thirsting for Knowledge Thursdays – 7/5/12


I hope you had a wonderful – and SAFE – holiday! Now, back to business.

From Carla on Yahoo!’s Janome 6500/6600/7700 Quilting Machine Group:

BABY QUILT:
“For 36″ x 44″ you will need 800″ or 20 strips-Crib. (22 rows)”
22 doesn’t divide neatly into anything you’ll want to cut, so here’s my suggestion.
– Start with 20 strips, set two aside.
– Sew the remaining 18 strips end to end, and cut 10 ” off of the first strip.
– Divide your first long strip into 5 sections, each approx 158″ long. (Your seam allowances may vary, so measure your long strip and divide it by 5 to have the right length to cut each section.)
– Sew those 5 strips one on top of the other, so you will have a section that is approx. 158″ long and 5 strips wide.
– Now fold and sew it as you would a regular Jelly roll quilt. Your first pass will make a quilt that is approx 79″ wide by 10 strips high. Your second pass will make a quilt that is approximately 39″ wide by 20 strips high.
– Sew the two strips you set aside to the top and bottom of the quilt, and it will be approximately 39″ x 44. Trim sides to desired width.

LAP SIZED:
“For 48″ x 64″ you will need 1600″ or 40 strips- Throw. (32 rows)” This is regular Jelly Roll size, so see Barbara’s instructions below.

TWIN SIZED:
For 54″ x 72 you will need 2000″ or 50 strips- Long Throw. Fits the top of a full size mattress. (36 rows)
– Start with 50 strips, sew all together. Cut 12 inches off of first one.
– Fold in half and sew, TWICE. You will have 4 strips sewn together into a 497″ long section.
– Cut this 4-strip-wide section into thirds, each approximately 166″ long. (It won’t be exact, because 3 doesn’t divide perfectly into 497, but it’s ok. Measure your strip and divide in thirds — your seam allowances may be bigger or smaller than mine, but you want it to be cut into thirds, regardless of whether it’s exactly 166 inches)
– Stitch the three 4-strip sections together so you have a section that is 12 strips wide by approx. 166″ long.
– Cut this 12-strip-wide section into thirds and sew the three thirds together one on top the other so you will have a section that is approximately 55″ x 36 strips wide. Trim sides to desired width.

FULL SIZED:
“For 60″ x 80″ you will need 2400″ or 60 strips- Fits the top of a queen mattress or a Full Size comforter. (40 rows)”
– Start with 60 strips, sew all together. Cut 10 inches off of first one.
– Cut this long strip into 5 equal sections. Each will be approximately 478″ long. Sew strips together so you have a section that is 5 strips wide by 478″ long.
– Fold in half and sew, three times. This will give you 40 rows, which should give you a quilt top of approximately 60×80″

QUEEN SIZED
For 80″ x 100″ you will need 4000″ or 100 strips- Queen size quilt . (50 rows)
– Start with 50 strips, set four aside.
– Sew remaining 46 strips together into a single long strip, approx 3840″ long. Cut off 16″
– Fold in half and sew FOUR times so you have a section that is 16 strips wide by 240″ long.
– Cut section into thirds (approximately 80″ each, but your seam allowances may be bigger or smaller than mine, so measure your width, and divide by thirds.
– Sew the three sections together so you will have a quilt top that is 48 strips x approx. 80″ wide.
– Sew the strips you set aside together into one long strip. Cut 13 inches off one end, and attach it to the other end. Cut the resulting strip in half, and attach it to the top and bottom of the quilt to reach the desired 100″ length.

………..Thank you, Carla, and thank you, Yahoo! Groups!

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