Recently, I had someone ask me what a jelly roll is used for. I thought to myself, where do I even begin?!?! There is so much you can do with a jelly roll. But to start lets find out what exactly a jelly roll is and then we can into projects that you can do with a simple jelly roll.
Jelly roll is the name that is used with Moda products. So Jelly Rolls from Moda are 40-42 strips that measure 2 1/2″ by the width of fabric (about 42″ to 45″). Usually its one strip for every bolt of the
line. Most Moda fabric lines have 42 different prints in them. If the line doesn’t have 42 prints then they double up some of the strips.
Other companies have different names for them; like rollie pollies and you’ll have to check the tag on them to find out how many different strips are in the roll.
Now for projects:
A good place to look for some free patterns would be Moda Bake Shop. You can also Google “jelly roll patterns” and you’ll get a lot of great ideas.
Missouri Star Quilt Company is also a great place to go for online quilt tutorials. Their “3 Dudes” quilt is awesome, I have made it twice.
Another good quilt they have is the “Jelly Roll Race” quilt. Here is a picture of one that my boss made out of Batiks.
|This quilt is hanging on a tall wall at the shop, so its
not the greatest picture.
Mary’s Cottage Quilts and Sweet Jane’s patterns both write awesome patterns that you can use jelly rolls on as well.
|Mary’s Cottage quilts pattern-Crooked Path
Go HERE to see this in pretty batiks.
|Sweet Jane’s quilt pattern Market Square|
|Sweet Jane’s Pattern called
Grandma Mary’s 5 patch
All these patterns are available at Elaine’s Quilt Block. And yes they ship!!!
Now onto our giveaway. I have teamed up with Elaine’s Quilt Block to offer this fantastic prize. 2 people can win a jelly roll friendly pattern.
The first up for grabs is Crooked path by Mary’s Cottage Quilts; pictured above. Second, we have Grandma Mary’s Five Patch by Sweet Jane’s; also pictured above. Just fill out the form below for your chance to win.
And as another bonus Elaine’s will be offering all jelly roll patterns 20% from May 20,2013 (Monday) to May 23, 2013 (Thursday).