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    Just wondering what is the average price for a jelly roll and how many pieces of fabric usually comes in one?

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    Retail is about $35 and there are usually 40-42 strips in it. Usually, though, you can find them on sale for as low as $20, especially for older lines.

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    Check out this 40% off sale on Jelly rolls! http://www.fabricandetc.com/ Usually jelly rolls are $27 to $35 dollars. A jelly roll will have 40 -44 2 1/2" fabric strips that are 42" long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindle
    Just wondering what is the average price for a jelly roll and how many pieces of fabric usually comes in one?
    Locally in the Maritimes they range from about $44 to $60 although the is a quilt shop locally that cuts their old stock into 2 1/2" strips and sells for around $27. It's a real mixed bag. How about in your area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilliebee
    Quote Originally Posted by cindle
    Just wondering what is the average price for a jelly roll and how many pieces of fabric usually comes in one?
    Locally in the Maritimes they range from about $44 to $60 although the is a quilt shop locally that cuts their old stock into 2 1/2" strips and sells for around $27. It's a real mixed bag. How about in your area?
    Not really sure yet how much they cost as I'm new to quilting. But I just got a new book to make jelly roll quilts and have an itch to try to make one. I just got an email from my lqs that said they are having an open house tomorrow and you get 20% off all regular priced fabric ( hoping this includes jelly rolls not sure though) anda free gift with the purchase of $25 or more so I'll probably head over there and check things out.

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    Ok so I went to the lqs today and the jelly rolls were all around $60 so I didn't end up getting one. Why are they so expensive I just couldn't comprehend spending that much on a jelly roll when I could get a few meters of fabric at other stores for less then that. Just me I thought it was kind of a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindle
    Ok so I went to the lqs today and the jelly rolls were all around $60 so I didn't end up getting one. Why are they so expensive I just couldn't comprehend spending that much on a jelly roll when I could get a few meters of fabric at other stores for less then that. Just me I thought it was kind of a lot.

    OUCH!! That's alot for a jelly roll.

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    I thought that a jelly roll was 40 strips standard but I have noticed that a lot only have 20 strips...so make sure you check it carefully...I didn't and I ended up making a small quilt instead of a queen because I bought a jelly roll on clearance last 2 on the shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Check out this 40% off sale on Jelly rolls! http://www.fabricandetc.com/ Usually jelly rolls are $27 to $35 dollars. A jelly roll will have 40 -44 2 1/2" fabric strips that are 42" long.
    Oh, I'm in trouble again! You guys have got to stop letting us know where all the good sales are. I'm going broke. LOL But I've also learned that when there is a really good sale, or going out of business, I only get about half of what I ordered. And of course the ones missing are the ones everyone else wants, and probably didn't get. But I am so glad everyone tells us about sales. I really hate to spend full price. So thanks BellaBoo! Really. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

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    I have a jelly roll DD bought me for Christmas last year and I haven't done a thing with it yet, been trying new patterns and haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe next year.
    I'm finding the quilt patterns and ways of sewing them together are not fast or easy. Taking longer to make then a pattern out of a quilt book.

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    I think it depends on the pattern. I did a quilt top with a jelly roll in one night (and that was my first 'real' quilt ever). It did take me over a year to get the thing quilted though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindle
    Ok so I went to the lqs today and the jelly rolls were all around $60 so I didn't end up getting one. Why are they so expensive I just couldn't comprehend spending that much on a jelly roll when I could get a few meters of fabric at other stores for less then that. Just me I thought it was kind of a lot.
    It's a shocking amount, isn't it? Especially since at that price you're paying about $30 per metre for fabric. If you have a little stash or some friends to trade with you could each buy a metre or even 1/2 metre and cut up your own jellyrolls to share.
    They charge all the market can bear because it's fabric from an entire collection. I suspect with the way the GO cutters are getting more accessible in cost, precut fabrics will start getting a little more realistic in price.
    There are posts here on the board of fellow quilters willing to cut for a small fee per piece or strip, so things will probably change in the long run.
    You might want to go have a look at the Connecting Threads website. One thing I really like about their pre-cuts is that the exact amount of fabric contained is listed for each one, and the cost for cutting is very very small.
    Shipping to Canada is very reasonable, too. Flat rate of $7 for orders over $50 if I remember correctly. There are a number of websites with very reasonable shipping and pretty decent prices.
    Have fun and shop carefully............
    Hugs from PEI

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Check out this 40% off sale on Jelly rolls! http://www.fabricandetc.com/ Usually jelly rolls are $27 to $35 dollars. A jelly roll will have 40 -44 2 1/2" fabric strips that are 42" long.
    Wow, that is only about 2 3/4 yards of fabric for 35.00? and up....It would be better to buy yardage and cut your own.

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    Yes, with a jelly roll you pay for the convenience of having it pre cut and also for the bonus of having all of the different prints in a line. It's definitely cheaper to buy yardage.

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    One little tip: if you have a Joann nearby, they have a very small selection of jelly rolls (at least, the ones in the Chicago area do). They're usually themed fabrics - the ones I've seen recently were blue and pink batiks, earthy jewel batiks and a lime/white themed roll - 20 strips and 40 strips. They are expensive retail - $25 for the 20 strip rolls and $45, I think, for the 40-strip ones - but they were just clearancing out some of the designs and I was able to get 2 of the 40-strip rolls for $30 total. Add in a 20% off your entire order coupon (you can find that online through Feb 10) and you've got a pretty sweet deal!

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