Thursday, August 22, 2013

What's wrong with this picture?

Update Friday 8/23:  Since I also bought a charm pack and yardage to go with this, I decided to use it anyway and trim the strips down to the correct width.  Thank you to all who visited and commented for your suggestions.  I'll be very wary about buying precuts in the future.
 
 
 
Whoever heard of a jelly roll this wide?
 
To use this for a pattern that requires a jelly roll (standard width 2-1/2"), I'll have to cut off a heavy 1/8" from each strip. Yeesh!  Kinda defeats the purpose of buying a jelly roll, doesn't it. 
 
This jelly roll came from a well-known nationwide fabric & craft store, but I bought it last year and I no longer have the receipt, so I can't return it.  Makes me mad! 

7 comments:

  1. Just about to work on a jelly roll. I will certainly be checking it. You could consider returning it to the manufacturer, via the shop, on the basis that it is not fit for purpose. I would certainly go back and give it a try. This is a manufacturing fault. Marie

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  2. I have had SO much trouble with pre-cuts that I don't buy them any more. It's a shame really, because they make such nice gifts. Good for you that you found out before getting your blocks put together!

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  3. I'd actually prefer one that bit wider as I find it very difficult to be accurate with the sheared edges.

    That said, I don't buy them anymore - I find precuts so limiting. Maybe I just don't have enough imagination.

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  4. I would encourage you to contact the manufacturer and/or to go back to the store with the jelly roll in hand. Surely one of them will replace it.

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  5. I just purchased that same jelly roll probably a month or two ago (pretty sure I know where you got yours from!) so they still have them (at least in my area of the country), maybe see if you can return it without the receipt if you still have the tags on. I was so anxious to try out doing one of those 1600 jelly roll quilts, and I grabbed that particular one knowing I could pick out enough fabrics from my stash to fill in for the other half of the strips, beings if I recall there were only 20 strips in the roll. I'm SO GLAD I measured the width of the jelly roll before I started cutting the rest of my strips, as I cut the strips from my stash the same width as what the jelly roll was. I'm so glad I happened to check otherwise I would have been crushed.

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  6. thank your lucky stars that it was not like the one I bought that was not even 2.5" wide, like you did not check it went purchased but have learnt the hard way.

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  7. thank your lucky stars that it was not like the one I bought that was not even 2.5" wide, like you did not check it went purchased but have learnt the hard way.

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