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Thread: Cheap Jelly Rolls?

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    Cheap Jelly Rolls?

    I googled cheap jelly rolls and found a site called Jelly Roll Fabric (www.jellyrollfabrics.net) and found decent prices--not great, but decent. A roll of white was $14.97 for 20 strips with free shipping over $50. Anyone know the company and quality of material? If not, anyone found any site cheaper?
    Thanks in advance!
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    I think the website is www.jellyrollfabric.net - it took me a few times to figure it out.

    GREAT SITE!!! Thanks for sharing.
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    wow, where's my credit card?!?! - on their About Us page, they say: We shop for and hand-select all the fabrics that go into your kits, fabric jelly rolls, and fabric packs – and selecting beautiful colors and prints is our specialty! We never put anything into our fabric products we wouldn’t use in our own projects. So the fabric is probably (maybe!) all top-of-the-line.
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    $14.95 for 20 strips is not necessarily a good price. That makes them $11.50 per yd. if my calculations are correct.

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    Looking forward to seeing if anyone has ordered from this site- not sure what brand of fabric it is, though. In a typical Jelly Roll, you get 40 strips (sometimes there are duplicates). I know that Green Fairy Quilts, Favorite Fabrics, Fabrics.com, and FatQuarterShop all have the 40 strips rolls ranging from $19.50 to $39 (from Moda, Timeless TreasuresTonga Treats, Hoffman BaliPops, Free Spirit, Northcott Stonehenge, Kaufman-Kona Solids, batiks, and print cottons). So if you are designing from the ground up, check out these other shops too. I have not affiliation with these shops and since I am participating in the Fabric Moratorium, no more jelly rolls for me- not even if they are on sale at 50% off or free shipping.

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    They are very pretty! Their prices look ok at first glance, but remember, it's 1/2 the amount of fabric in standard jelly rolls. You might do better price wise to watch for sales on other brands for the larger jelly rolls. I've seen some of those fabrics in Joann's and Walmart. Personally, I don't consider most of what I find at Joann's or Walmart to be quilt-shop quality.

    This quote is from their website:

    "All fabrics are 100% premium cotton. Fabric manufacturers include Marcus Brothers, Debbie Mumm, Legacy Studios, VIP/Cranston and Keepsake Calicos by Joann. All fabrics are hand-selected and are guaranteed to be quilt-shop quality."

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    Cheapest I found was the $17.50/roll that I paid and that was because it was the daily deal. I just check stores with daily deals to see if they have what I want on sale. I got lucky that the one store I looked at had the roll I wanted and I could get 2 for the sale price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    Looking forward to seeing if anyone has ordered from this site- not sure what brand of fabric it is, though. In a typical Jelly Roll, you get 40 strips (sometimes there are duplicates). I know that Green Fairy Quilts, Favorite Fabrics, Fabrics.com, and FatQuarterShop all have the 40 strips rolls ranging from $19.50 to $39 (from Moda, Timeless TreasuresTonga Treats, Hoffman BaliPops, Free Spirit, Northcott Stonehenge, Kaufman-Kona Solids, batiks, and print cottons). So if you are designing from the ground up, check out these other shops too. I have not affiliation with these shops and since I am participating in the Fabric Moratorium, no more jelly rolls for me- not even if they are on sale at 50% off or free shipping.
    I have bought from Green Fairy--two times and the price of this site (40 total) is about the same when you add postage.

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    The other thing to watch out for is who is cutting the jelly rolls, and how. Are they laser cut (probably very accurate) or are they being cut with a rotary cutter?

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    go pick out 20 fabrics that you like and have a quarter yard cut... you will be paying for 5 yards, and you will have 3 jelly roles a leftover strip that goes into your scrap quilt bag... meanwhile, you will have 3 rolls ...ALL with fabrics that you love... get a June Tailor strip cutter ruler while you're there, it will be free if you count what you're saving on the jelly rolls...

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    I don't think thats a very good deal if you only get 20 strips. Can't make much of a quilt with that amount.
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    https://www.craftsy.com/deals/valori-dr-wrenly/378

    these designer jelly rolls change every few days.
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    20 white strips for over $11 a yard? why not just buy a yard & a half of white fabric and cut 2 1/2" strips? sure would be more cost effective.
    i was told by a quilt shop owner once that you pay extra for pre-cuts because you are paying for the convienience-
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    touche ! esp about the June Taylor ruler. I never put mine away, it's always in use!
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    I buy jelly rolls for their variety of prints but wouldn't buy solid colors of jelly rolls unless I couldn't use the rotary cutter to cut my own strips. A lot cheaper to buy
    the fabric and cut it yourself.

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    Here is my advice about Jelly Rolls. In the long run it is cheaper to buy a GO or cut your own.
    Sorry just my take on this.

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    I have never bought a jelly roll, but have been thinking about it. Would buy one with 40 in it when I do.

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    Missouri Quilt Co has 40 - 2 1/2 inch strips for as low as 19.95 - just FYI

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    The local Tuesday Morning had a few packs of jelly rolls, FQs and smaller cuts this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    They are very pretty! Their prices look ok at first glance, but remember, it's 1/2 the amount of fabric in standard jelly rolls. You might do better price wise to watch for sales on other brands for the larger jelly rolls. I've seen some of those fabrics in Joann's and Walmart. Personally, I don't consider most of what I find at Joann's or Walmart to be quilt-shop quality.

    This quote is from their website:

    "All fabrics are 100% premium cotton. Fabric manufacturers include Marcus Brothers, Debbie Mumm, Legacy Studios, VIP/Cranston and Keepsake Calicos by Joann. All fabrics are hand-selected and are guaranteed to be quilt-shop quality."
    I agree with you. When I first looked at this site, then looked closer at the fabric swatches, I saw several Joann fabrics in the rolls. So, I'm not so sure I'd buy them even at a cheap price. I still have them bookmarked in case their quality changes. Although, these could be used for charity quilts if absolutely necessary.
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    It is interesting that the site includes Jo 'Anns Keepsake line in its jelley rolls and states it is LQS quality. I would run from any site that makes that claim, and no way of knowing how many of these are going to be in your jelley roll . So you could end up paying the equivlant of $11.50 per yard for the same stuff you can buy for less than $5.00 per yard ( with coupon or sale) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    go pick out 20 fabrics that you like and have a quarter yard cut... you will be paying for 5 yards, and you will have 3 jelly roles a leftover strip that goes into your scrap quilt bag... meanwhile, you will have 3 rolls ...ALL with fabrics that you love... get a June Tailor strip cutter ruler while you're there, it will be free if you count what you're saving on the jelly rolls...

    Thank you....people just don't do the math when it come to PREcuts...they are a HUGE waste of money!

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    the big problem pre cuts is they are inaccurate -at least the few jelly rolls I bought were.they were off by up to a half in end to end.
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    This is probably the best answer for you. 20 fabrics is only half a jelly roll and when you double it, it isn't a bargain. Cut your own from your own fabrics and you'll be better off!



    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    go pick out 20 fabrics that you like and have a quarter yard cut... you will be paying for 5 yards, and you will have 3 jelly roles a leftover strip that goes into your scrap quilt bag... meanwhile, you will have 3 rolls ...ALL with fabrics that you love... get a June Tailor strip cutter ruler while you're there, it will be free if you count what you're saving on the jelly rolls...
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