My quilting math

Cutting 2 1/2" strips

I’ve been cutting strips for a quilt. The quilt has 35 blocks which are made up of 4 blocks of 3 strips. I had cut over 35 sets of 3 strips and begun sewing them together when suddenly, a lightbulb came on in my head and I realized that I needed FOUR sets of THREE STRIPS for EACH BLOCK! Duh! Back to the cutting board. I’ll need a whopping 420 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strips to make the quilt top. I’m not nearly done!

Have a good day … .

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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