Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Finally did the Jelly Roll Race

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    806

    Finally did the Jelly Roll Race

    Jelly Roll Race

    I did my quilt slightly differently, as I didn't have a Jelly Roll. I cut four 2.5" x WOF strips from 11 different fabrics (44 total pieces), so my quilt ended up wider since I had 4 extra strips- it is about 60 in x 60 in.

    One thing I noticed most tutorials tell you to do is to make sure that your super long beginning strip is not twisted. There is NO need to do this. Just make sure the fabric approaching the needle is not twisted- the twist will go to the end (where mine was SUPER twisted) but you have to cut that anyway, then the twist disappears once you make the cut.

    I did this top in under 3 hours- from cutting the strips, to sewing together the giant strip, to assembling the top.

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    6,607
    Blog Entries
    2
    I really like that. Very Pretty. Will have to try a race. BrendaK
    Be kind to yourself, by being kind to others. When you help others you help yourself.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Krisb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Asheville, Lake Vermilion
    Posts
    860
    Blog Entries
    26
    Would it matter if all of the strips were not the same length? Seems like a good way to use up those extra inches left after cutting quilts, and sometimes they don't go full WOF, as when border pieces were cut longwise. As long as it is adjusted so none of the seams hit too close to the end cut, it feels like it would work.
    I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

  4. #4
    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Live Oak, Texas
    Posts
    4,801
    Very pretty. You did a very good job.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    806
    Quote Originally Posted by Krisb View Post
    Would it matter if all of the strips were not the same length? Seems like a good way to use up those extra inches left after cutting quilts, and sometimes they don't go full WOF, as when border pieces were cut longwise. As long as it is adjusted so none of the seams hit too close to the end cut, it feels like it would work.
    No, I don't think it should matter at all, you'll just get a bit of a different look, but the construction technique could definetly still be used. I have a few that are less than an inch long at the end...I assume they'll get hidden in the binding, so I don't even think your comment on the seams matters too much (it would be really hard to adjust for that, so I just wouldn't even think about it. Maybe you could trim them off when you square up if it bothers you).

    I want my next one to be longer, so I will probably use 3.5" width strips.

    I like that it is wider, so I am glad I used a few extra strips.

    This would be a great scrap project- just sewing a big long strip of whatever you have.
    Last edited by Skittl1321; 01-21-2012 at 10:31 AM.

  6. #6
    Super Member Maria C's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    1,832
    Nice look. Thanks for the tips
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

  7. #7
    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SE Washington
    Posts
    20,971
    Very pretty! I am going to try this also, but cut my strips into some shorter pieces. It would also be a great scrappy quilt.
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

  8. #8
    Senior Member AnnieF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    444
    I did my first quilt exactly like the directions said. It turned out great and was fun. My quilt ministry makes baby quilts so we experimented and made the quilt using only half the strips...so can make two quilts from one jelly roll. The next quilt was made using 5 inch strips and only ten of them. It also looked great.

  9. #9
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Suring, Wisconsin
    Posts
    11,297
    Very nice. I made one a while back and it is at the quilter now. Fun to do but isn't it amazing how long that first seam is and takes forever. But really like the end results. Who thinks of these wonderful projects, especially when you can finish a quilt in an afternoon or evening?

  10. #10
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    34,016
    Blog Entries
    18
    the technique is very interesting. makes for a lovely quilt
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?



Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.