How do I calculate the length of my strips? Answer: The 40 minute quilt is made up from scrap strips, each cut 2.5" wide by whatever length your material is. Valerie joined lots together to get her quilt top. In order to work out how long you want you need to think about the size you want to create and will there be borders? - if not then the calculation goes like this: For each strip sewn it will become 2" wide and if you want it to be 40" in the other direction then just divide the size - say 60" by 2 = 30 strips at 40 This can also be made with a ready-bought jelly roll - just look at the number of strips in it.
Valerie is the founder and Creative Director of justhands-on.tv , as well as our very own 'Queen of Scrap'.
Julia loves making miniature quilts on a variety of themes - - especially small, pictorial quilts with little villages and sea sides. Her quilts have been inspired by travel in the UK & the Mediterranean.
Well I have a husband who just loves sport - but these days it's more from the comfort of the sofa ! This weekend has been dominated (in our house) by the snooker so I got to be useful in my sewing room. First I enjoyed using the new bundle of 10" squares from Oakshott, in Autumn colours; I made this simple slash and sew quilt, and then quilted it trying out some free motion in the style of flames.
What a good question - it actualy doesn't say BUT jelly rolls are usuallly considered to be at least 20 strips and often as many as 40; if you have the larger version then you will have more options! Want to know more about the Mystery Quilt? click here:
I have just watched Valerie Nesbitt’s demonstration on making a Pizza Topping with scraps.What a very useful idea, I shall certainly be more frugal with my left over bits and bobs. Thank you, Ann Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your pizza topping workshop! Great fun. Jo and now Linda Seward has shown us how to create Confetti Applique.
Hi Val, Congratulations!! You are listed as #4 Super Cool Quilty Things on the Internet by Martingale. Well done!!! Izzy 4. 40-Minute Scrap Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt This is a great little twist on the 1600 Jelly Roll quilt that is so popular right now—except that you don’t need to use a Jelly Roll! Just use 2½" strips that you’ve cut from your own scraps.
Here is what one viewer who found it on Youtube said: I LOVE this video. I wish everybody made quilting videos this way. thank you SO much for posting this video Have you seen it yet? click here and here is mine finally quilted (and given as a gift!)
Now that I know how to use the brad maker (see the video) www.justhands-on.tv/videos/brad-maker-for-quilters/ I am on the lookout for other ideas - other than my memory board - and I came across this great but simple idea for a brooch which uses up lovely pieces of scrap fabric; Don't forget to send pics for our Show & Tell page!
Some tips from Jean Stewart who just loves this sort of work: The doormat she is holding has been in use for over 20 years and was made when she first arrived in the Highlands with tartan offcuts from Lochcarron Weavers. Below is a fleece rug that is still a work-in-progress; Jean finds that if she makes a diagonal cut the fabric pulls through more easily and if she raises a crease then she is able to do a row quicker; but remember to pull it flat before raising the next one!