Have you seen or made a jelly roll race quilt? I have made a couple in the past. The concept is really pretty neat. If you are not familiar, you can see a tutorial from Missouri Star here.
I had these strips leftover from a quilt I made quite a while back. They were originally purchased from Connecting Threads.
I didn’t know what they would add up to but they have aged long enough and I decided they would be perfect for another donation quilt. So I stitched them end to end.
And because I wanted to get these together in a hurry and no precision was needed, I decided to use my serger!
It worked really well for taming all the loose threads on these strips. However, you have to be careful to only trim threads, not fabric, or your top may end up wonky in a bad way.
This is what I ended up with.
My top finished at about 32 inches by 64 inches. It is a little narrow to fit the requirements of the group I plan to donate to so I will add side borders.
If you make one, your finished size will depend on the total length of your strips when they are all sewn end to end. Some of my strips were full length, but many were shorter. I just randomly sewed them together. Some patterns have you sewing the strips together on a diagonal, some have squares sewn at the end of each strip before the next strip is added.
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