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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    What are made from these? Strip quilts? I've always admired them but don't know what to do with a jelly roll.

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    You can make: braids, log cabins, use them for binding. There are some more possibilities but can not think of them.

    Kyia

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    I just bought a pattern to make tote bags from jelly rolls. I got it from connecting threads.

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    Anything you need strips for. I've seen rail fence quilts made from these that are amazing and go together in no time at all. Some companies even use pinking (sp) sheers to cut the edges to prevent fray. My local quilt store sells them in color groups and even has a finsihed quilt of what it looks like if you use fill in the blank pattern.

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    I bought a jelly roll and a charm pack that I am using for my Daddy's quilt. Cuz I am a daddy's girl :wink: But I designed a star pattern thanks to inspiration from Don (isewman). There are books you can buy too--I've seen a few.

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    Are there different lengths in a jelly roll? Or are they a certain length? How long are they usually?

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    Most come the width of the fabric - 42-46" in general.

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    nope you get 2 1/2" strips by umm not sure. I got like 40 strips and maybe 3 were repeats --just a couple strips. I can measure the few I haven't cut into yet. Trying to save a few for borders.

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    Hummm, can you see that wheel in my brain spinning with ideas now?

    Thanks for the info!

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    no prob. it's a nice way to get a little bit of every fabric in a collection and have a nice matchy scrap quilt. The one i'm working on is kansas troubles snow bloom. i love it. i'm thinking of drawing up a ginko leaf since my dad is very into the arts and craft style of home decor. I figure I'll probably use that as a quilting pattern on the blocks somewhere. if it matches the fabrics....heh heh.

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    I'm saving fabrics for a bride's bouquet & figured I could use a jelly roll for that, too....any thoughts?

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    I am not sure what that pattern is. I know Aggi has made her own jelly rolls by cutting 2 1/2" strips for quilts out of fabrics she put together. It doesn't have to be bought and a distinct collection. As long as you can use a 2 1/2" wide strip to cut your pieces you are good. There is some kind of special template I was reading about especially for jelly rolls. Kind of expensive though. I think it's supposed to give you more shape variety. Like the triangle has no tip so you get no dogear either. I'll try to get some pics of mine posted soon.

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    I am so glad someone asked that question. Had no idea what a jelly roll was. (sounds like something you eat) Love to see some quilts made with them.

    Your quilt sounds lovely, Kansas Trouble Snow Bloom sounds great.

    Elle

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    This is a link to the bride's bouquet. Thanks for your response.
    http://lillianscupboard.wordpress.com/2008/05/27/victory-quilts-brides-bouquet-block/

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    This is a link to the bride's bouquet. Thanks for your response.
    http://lillianscupboard.wordpress.com/2008/05/27/victory-quilts-brides-bouquet-block/
    I have seen this quilt done and it is really lovely. Good luck
    Lets see it when it is finished (next week). :D :D

    Elle

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    Good one, Elle.
    You crack me up. I'm giving myself the rest of summer to get the grandma's flower garden blocks finished (and may not even make that deadline)....but I'll continue my wishful thinking until school starts up again! :lol:

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    Hmm well I can tell you how I figured out size issues at least! I made a scrap block to test out my pattern and see what size the pieces needed to be cut at so there would be as little waste as possible. I have all the colors picked out for each block and all the pieces cut out for each. Each block is in it's own little ziploc bag and marked by row and number so it stays in order. Then when I get 5 minutes together I can easily do a couple and pop them right back into the bag. I'll give ya a sneak peak :)

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    Jelly rolls are like charm packs. But instead of one 5" square of every fabric in a line, you get a 2 1/2" X WOF of each fabric. They are then rolled into a jelly roll shape and tied. There are lots of patterns out there to make quilts with jelly rolls. This web site has lots of jelly rolls and patterns. Thought you might like to see them.

    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Store_id=588&Page_id=17&categ_id=97&parent_ids=0

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    Sewnsewer---thanks so much for the question.
    Marcia, great site! Thank you for sharing---I'll definitely want to check back and spend some time on it.

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    Me too, I'd love to see ya'll quilts made from jelly rolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    I'm saving fabrics for a bride's bouquet & figured I could use a jelly roll for that, too....any thoughts?
    Hi there again, just been looking thru my new Fons & Porter and in the July/August issue thats where I saw the picture of your quilt. N I C E...
    They call it Nosegay in there but it is soo pretty.

    Got it done yet...... :D

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    Uh, in my head LOL.

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    My avatar is made from 2 jelly rolls that I bought online. It was fun and not as hard as it looks to make.

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    Wow johnette, only 2? How big is it?

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    I must be weird...I love to cut my own jelly rolls....I love the whole process of quilting....from begining to end....well the quilting I love but takes to long to do and who would appreciate the quilt...I want them to be used and loved... :wink:

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