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Thread: Making your own Jelly Roll

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    I have one from CT, haven't done anything with it yet.

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    Thanks for all the ideas. I will try and use up some scraps, 2.5 wide and sew them end to end until I have the with of fabric (44/45")long. LOL I won't try to roll them into a "jelly roll". Don't think I could get it tight enough. I will try to make 40, 2.5 wide X 44/45" long, then sew them together. I watched the tute on U-Tube and it looked like fun. Again, thanks everyone. Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Moda has always had perfect precuts. I won't buy any other brand of precuts.
    AMEN!!

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    I just got done cutting a bunch of 2 inch strips out of browns. Going to put them in a container so when I am ready to make a quilt with them they will already be cut. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33
    precuts that I bought were off by a half inch.I will not buy them any more-I can cut better than that.I was very disappointed with the lack of accuracy-messed up my project.
    I've heard that before, that the jelly rolls (and other pre-cuts) are often not the width they are sold as.

    With the stash I have ... I just cut my own for whatever project I want to do!
    we are more accurate than the pros,lol. some parts were 2.5 in ,others anywhere from 2-2.25 all on the same strip.
    Who is to say that WE aren't the pros here? ;-)

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    There are 3 books available by Pam and Nicky Lintott with cute easy quilts to make from Jelly Rolls, either precut or from your own stash. The titles are "Jelly Roll Quilts", "Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts" and their newest book "Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts". These books have great pictures and easy to follow instructions. One tip I read was to cut a 2 1/2 " WOF strip each time you cut a new fabric and before long you will have your own collection of "jelly roll" strips.

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    Ive run into that same problem with charm packs..... some of the squares were cut in half!! Couldnt return it since I had kept it over a year befor using it. very frustrating!
    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33
    precuts that I bought were off by a half inch.I will not buy them any more-I can cut better than that.I was very disappointed with the lack of accuracy-messed up my project.

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    If you use a lot of the 2.5" strips and have the Accuquilt cutters, you can make a gigillion in an afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Moda has always had perfect precuts. I won't buy any other brand of precuts.
    I agree - the Moda jelly rolls are exactly perfectly cut.

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    What an excellent idea. I had thought about this but never did follow through on it. May do it for my red/white/blue quilts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I just made up a bunch. I tried to include 5 of each fabric or 8, at least in numbers that would add to 40. If I am making tube quilts which takes 4 fabrics, then I make the jelly roll with 10 of each fabric in it.
    Lots of books on jelly roll quilts.

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