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Thread: Jelly rolls, what are they good for?

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    Junior Member yorkie luv's Avatar
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    Jelly rolls, what are they good for?

    I've never used a 2.5 inch strip for anything but binding. Which type of quilt are they used in?

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    There are hundreds of quilt patterns for Jelly rolls.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=quilt...w=1062&bih=340

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    I've made several quilts with jelly rolls - my avatar is most recent with a jelly roll.

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    Check out M*QC tutorials. They all made with pre cuts. http://quiltingtutorials.com/

    Moda bakeshop also has quilts with jelly rolls and other pre cuts. http://www.modabakeshop.com/search/label/Quilt
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    Lots of patterns and lots of books featuring jelly rolls - they give you an opportunity to use a fabric line without buying a lot of yardage. You probably still would need to add a background fabric to make the line pop. Gives a person the opportunity to try quilting without cutting much!

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    Have you noticed how many quilts in Keepsake Quilting use 2 1/2 in strips?

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    I love the 2-1/2" strip size. I use it for sashing, making all kinds of blocks, and of course binding. If I find a jelly roll set I like I will get several alike if they are on sale. Otherwise I cut my own.

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    There are lots of fun things to make with jelly rolls! Some of my favorites:

    jelly roll race
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    if you don't like that one, you can cut it up and make a postage stamp quilt.
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    how about a zigzag? free tutorial here
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    or this one
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    They're great to have on hand when you suddenly find yourself invited to a baby shower - you can put together a baby quilt in less than a morning using jelly roll strips.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I just finished a quilt that was all half square triangles and flying geese and were all done from jelly rolls that were subcut into squares and rectangles. If you are doing something like this, it is great for saving you a lot of cutting.

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