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Thread: Jelly rolls - is ONE enough for most projects?

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    Jelly rolls - is ONE enough for most projects?

    Just wondering if one jelly roll (40 strips) is enough for most of the projects you've made lately? Or do you use two? Or supplement one jelly roll with other strips from your stash?

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    I don't have an answer - but anxious to see what others may offer in reply

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    So far, one roll has been enough with the addition of background or contrasting (mostly light) strips.

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    It would depend on the size of the project. I made a 72 x 88 quilt that I used 2 + rolls plus extras from my stash, not counting the borders, have about 14 strips left.
    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    Just wondering if one jelly roll (40 strips) is enough for most of the projects you've made lately? Or do you use two? Or supplement one jelly roll with other strips from your stash?
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    I was told by a friend whose quilt I admired, that with a border and binding, one roll was sufficient. I'm going to make one and hope she is right.
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    One is enough for a wall hanging, lap quilt, large crib.
    I need 2 with supplements from my collection for a bed quilt.
    My bed quilts are usually large double/queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    One is enough for a wall hanging, lap quilt, large crib.
    I need 2 with supplements from my collection for a bed quilt.
    My bed quilts are usually large double/queen.
    Thank you!! Now I know to get two.
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    One is enough for a large lap quilt, but I had to add yardage for borders, backing and binding.
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    i would think that it would depend how much you cut up the strips.
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    I don't buy them with the idea I would be able to finish a quilt . They are a starting point or filler to increase variety of the fabrics in projects.... But have never purchased thinking that one would be all I need.

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    I haven't used mine yet. Since I mainly make large quilts - Full to queen I figure I would need to cut some to go with it.
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    here's a YouTube video, making a whole (48"x64") quilt with one jelly roll: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EomX7t7to_o
    Liz / Calgary

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    I recently used 2 1/2 for a queen size quilt. I used the other half to make piano keys for the pillow case borders. One would make a lap quilt with additional for backing.
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    Are jelly rolls 2.5 inches wide? Figure 41 inch usable length?

    If just sewn side by side, that would make something about 40.5 x 80 inches long?

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    Love the video, this will be my next quilt.
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    How many strips are usually in a jelly roll?

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    For a Twin size quilt I used 1 Jelly roll + 35 - 10inch squares (layer cake) + 10 - 5 inches squares So for a twin size you will need more than one jelly roll

    My pattern is call Confetti by Cheryl Malkowski from Timeless Treasures featuring lollipop Tongo treats and the finished size is 60X84. My 10 inches and 5 inches squares are very dark purple /black batik.
    Last edited by chatonne40; 11-15-2011 at 05:19 AM.

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    Thanks for the thread. Great question. And thanks to everyone who chimed in. Loved all the great info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    One is enough for a wall hanging, lap quilt, large crib.
    I need 2 with supplements from my collection for a bed quilt.
    My bed quilts are usually large double/queen.
    Good to know. Thanks.

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    I have a pattern I'm thinking of making that takes 1 jelly roll and 1 layer cake. The layer cake is used for the border. The size is 70ish by 80ish so if you want the quilt a little smaller you can use just the jelly roll.

    Suzy

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    hmmmmm. I've never bought a jelly roll so this is great info.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin View Post
    How many strips are usually in a jelly roll?
    Most jelly rolls and similar 2.5 inch strip bundles have 40 strips. This seems to be sort of a "standard." A few rolls, like Fabric Freedom's batik strippers have more, in that case, 50 strips.

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    A jelly roll with 40 strips is approximately 2 1/4" yards. So if your project requires less than that, you should be fine.

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