Jelly Roll

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What is your net jelly roll quilt?

Started by Teresa Fusco. Last reply by Wilma Schirra-Kays Jun 13, 2017. 25 Replies

I am working on a "Keyhole" jelly roll quilt, it is fast and easy, I find most of these quilts mindless, which is good. Most of my day is spent in  front of a computer, when I get home I want to look…Continue

Where do you get the best buys on Jelly Rolls?

Started by Lalena Stewart. Last reply by Gina Koston Jan 8, 2014. 18 Replies

I love Jelly Rolls!  I mean they are color coordinated, pre-cut and ready to go ....who wouldn't love 'em.  But like all cotton fabrics they have become quite pricey...and my local quilt shops don't…Continue

Jelly Roll plus charm pack

Started by Ellen Bloomfield Jan 15, 2013. 0 Replies

Other than Log cabin are there other ideas for combining jelly rolls with charm packs?

New Member who loves Quilting with Jelly Rolls

Started by Kathy Hannin. Last reply by Donna Abrams Mar 30, 2012. 3 Replies

My first large quilt  yrs ago was a Log Cabin lap quilt made from A Jelly Roll . I watch for sales on them as they can cost anywhere from 40 to 60.00 here in Canada where i am. I have bought some…Continue

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Comment by Cynthia (aka Cindy) Gerstl on July 17, 2012 at 9:54am

Hi all,

l love jelly rolls and have made several quilts for the grandkids out of jelly rolls. The one I love is a braid quilt, but it really took a lot of sewing time (some of it boring). But it came out beautifully. I'm hoping to make one of those continuous jelly roll quilts (don't know what it's called) but I saw a demo on YouTube by missouri quilt shop.

Comment by Alexe on June 10, 2012 at 7:40pm

Thanks Donna, I was worried that if I used cheaper fabric it would be tacky but I am going to check around to see what I can find.  If I wanted a reversiable then I would deffenitly go with matching fabric.

Comment by Donna Abrams on June 10, 2012 at 6:51pm

Hi Alexe,  You can use anything you like on the back.  I like to coordinate colors but you can use muslin if you prefer.  I have done left over pieces of my fabric and just sewn them together to make the back or pull a color that is close from my stash.  The back is not seen as much as the top so what ever is your pleasure.  Go for it girlfriend!

Comment by Alexe on June 10, 2012 at 4:00pm

Well, I finished thge top as far as I could until I get some more money.

I have a question and it is probably a dumb one, for the backing should I use the same type of fabric as the Jelly Roll? Or can I use a cheaper fabric? The border I used is what I thought about buying for the back, but its 10.00 a yard.  I also had enough fabric left to make a small pillow case or sham, if I used the pink fabric would it look tacky if I use a cheaper fabric on the quilt.

Ok enough question, here is a couple of pics.

Comment by Alexe on June 9, 2012 at 10:20pm

It was fun, by the end I was getting just a little cross eyed. LOL

Comment by Donna Abrams on June 9, 2012 at 9:21pm

Great news Alexe.  Aren't they fun?  I have done a couple of them and love the results.  You can pretty much make them any size depending on how many strips you add.  I add a border and that makes it perfect for our cancer patients lap quilts. 

Comment by Alexe on June 9, 2012 at 7:43pm

Donna I want to Thank You for your great idea on a quilt project.  I made up one quilt front in under 2 hrs using 1 jelly roll, after looking at the finished piece I decided it need to be just a bit larger then I would add a border.  So back I went to JoAnns and bought another Jelly Roll and matchin fabric for the border after I am done with that I will post a phot for you to see.  I plan on making more of these, they r fun to do.

Comment by Donna Abrams on June 9, 2012 at 2:29am

One correction on this pattern.  After you sew your strips together you cut off 18" (not 9") and discard.  This is very important.  It is so none of your strip seams match up.

Comment by Alexe on June 8, 2012 at 6:03pm

You explain it good.  I did a search on youtube and found a couple of videos, very fast I might add.  But they didn't say anything about cutting at the end.  I am going to have to give this a try.

Comment by Donna Abrams on June 8, 2012 at 5:20pm

Actually I think I got the pattern off this website when I first joined.  It is very easy.  You need 40  2 1/2" strips.  Sew all 40 end for end so you have one long strip.  You can sew them mitered or straight across.  Next cut 9" off of one end and discard.  Now take each end and put them right sides together (like you are folding the strip in half and sewing it together).  I slide the strip through my fingers till I get to the other end so there are no kinks in it.  When you reach the end you cut it so it lays flat.  No pressing.  Second row, again put both ends together and sew right sides together to the end and cut.  No pressing.   Do this three more times cutting across at the end for a total of 5 times.  When you are done with the 5th time it is done.  Press all seams in one direction and trim.  Now you may add a border if you like.  That's it.


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