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We just realized the last line of the cutting directions on the e-mail for the mystery quilt is missing.  Here is what you also need to cut - 

Rows 9 and 25: From each strip, cut (1) 35” and (2) 3 ½” strips. Label.

Also forgot to add a copy of the picture for the retreat quilt.  It's at the bottom of the cutting directions.

In case you want a new copy of the entire directions, here it is:

Below is the information for the Mystery Quilt for Retreat.  If you have any questions, just give us a call and ask for Beth!

MYSTERY QUILT

Supplies and Cutting Instructions

approx 62” X 78”. 

***Don’t let the cutting directions scare you.  It is NOT hard!!! Really!

 

Supplies:

          1 jelly roll-36 strips will be used, select the ones with the best contrast to your background fabric

          Background—3/4 yard-needs to contrast your jelly roll strips

          First Border—5/8 yard

          Second Border—2 yards

          Binding—2/3 yard

          Backing—4 yards

 

Getting started:

          Open your jelly roll and select 36 of your 2 ½” strips.  Select 3 sets of 2 matching strips and pin together to use in rows 1, 17, and 33.  (These 3 rows take longer strips than the others and need 2 strips instead of just 1.)  Lay out your strips in a pleasing arrangement of rows (one below the next) from 1 to 33.  Before picking up the strips, number the strips from 1 to 33.  Then number baggies from 1 to 33.  Be sure to treat the pairs of strips for rows 1, 17 and 33 as 1 row.  We recommend a baggie for each row, as you will soon be cutting the rows into smaller pieces and they need to stay together.  **To be extra sure, take a photo of your numbered rows as you have them laid out.

Cutting: Background—Cut (8) 2 ½” strips.  Subcut into (63) 2 ½” X 5” rectangles. 

          First Border—Cut (7) 5” X WOF strips.

          Second Border—Cut (7) 5” X WOF strips.

          Binding—Cut (7) 2 ½” or 2 ¾” strips. 

Cutting your jelly strips:

Rows 1, 17, 33: From each pair of strips, cut (2) 23 ¼” strips.  Label.

Rows 2, 16, 18, 32: From each strip, cut (1) 2 ½” and (2) 20” strips.  Label. 

Rows 3, 15, 19, 31: From each strip, cut (1) 5” and (2) 18 ½” strips.  Label.

Rows 4, 14, 20, 30: From each strip, cut (1) 10” and (2) 16” strips.  Label.

Rows 5, 13, 21, 29: From each strip, cut (1) 15” and (2) 13 ½” strips. Label.

Rows 6, 12, 22, 28: From each strip, cut (1) 20” and (2) 11” strips. Label.

Rows 7, 11, 23, 27:  From each strip, cut (1) 25” and (2) 8 ½” strips. Label.

Rows 8, 10, 24, 26: From each strip, cut (1) 30” and (2) 6” strips.  Label. 

Rows 9 and 25: From each strip, cut (1) 35” and (2) 3 ½” strips. Label.







TTFN,

Carol and Beth
Quilter's Garden
Princeton, IL
815-879-3739


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