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    I've recently heard the name "jellyroll quilt". Could someone please explain what this is and how it is made? Any pics?

    Thanks! You ladies are great!
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    There are many patterns that can use jelly rolls. I made my bargello using jelly rolls. I'm sure lots of our quilters have lots of patterns to offer.

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    A "Jelly Roll Quilt" is one that is made from a Jelly Roll of fabric. A Jelly Roll is a collection of fabrics pre-cut at 2.5", width of the fabric, from 20 to 40 pieces. Here's a link to one of the free Jelly Roll patterns on the Moda Fabric website: http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_sultry.pdf

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    Yes, anyone could cut their fabrics into these jelly rolls, but, here's what I really like about them. If you really like a line of fabric and want to do something w/the whole run of the line, it could be very costly and by buying the jelly rolls, it isn't. Not that jelly rolls are cheap...around $30...but, it is the whole line of that fabric. Many books and patterns out there to use and makes putting a quilt together quick and fun:)Plus showing off the fabric line. Also,there are charms, jelly cakes, layered cakes, etc. All of these refer to a certain size. Again,is the whole line of fabric. Hope that helps..skeat

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    I am actually working on a jelly roll quilt right now. I picked the heritage Moda jelly roll, and its fun. Its a great way to have a nice assortment of fabrics.

    You can buy jelly rolls in many forms on ebay. You could buy a roll, with shades of blue, or green, etc. Just pay attention to what you are getting. Some homemade rolls may only have 10 or 20 strips, while the moda rolls have 40.

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    I have two rolls of Bali pops (80 strips) and want to do a Bargello quilts, but I don't know how wide to cut my strips. Any advice for me littlehud? I just keep looking at and touching these jelly rolls, and am sure they would be beautiful in a bargello!

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    I'm not littlehud, but how about checking out at: http://quiltville.com/scrapbargello.shtml

    There is a scrappy tutorial on bargello quilting and it is 2 1/2strips...just the size of your bali pops!:)Keep us posted:)

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    Thank you Skeat, for the suggestion. However, I am hoping to make a bargello with "waves" in it made by cutting my "tube" of fabric into different widths before shfting them up or down and then resewing them.

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    I'm working on a log cabin quilt that uses 2 1/2" strips. It doesn't specifically say it's a "Jelly Roll" quilt but, it's the same size. I got two jelly rolls of Moda Portobello Market but I found that there wasn't enough of the light colors. Luckily I found a fat quarter set of just the Flax colors of that line on eBay. I am just about to finish 17 out of the 36 blocks (19 left to go) and I have only used 1 strip out of the second jelly roll just because I wanted that specific fabric. I cut strips from 6 of the fat quarters out of the Flax set and I may not neet to cut any more... I'll see when I get closer to done with the next 19.


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    Can't wait to see it when you're done pittsburgpam. I too am wanting to do a quilt with the jelly rolls I have.

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    I haven't gotten into the jellyroll quilts yet. But, I just wanted to say I love love the portabello line of fabrics. I hope you are going to show and tell pam.

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    It's only half done but this is jelly rolls. The blocks are large, 14 1/2" I believe but would have to measure it again. It's going together really fast, especially when you don't have to cut strips.

    (I realized when I looked at the picture that I laid the bottom right one the wrong way).

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    Yep, you need to turn that block so your star will show. Very nice.

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    Turned block or not Pam...it looks super!! (I would have missed that and had to go back and try to figure out what you were talking about..for I did!)Love your colors!! The quilt looks really sharp and I am so glad you shared it....love the pattern!Thanks Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    I'm not littlehud, but how about checking out at: http://quiltville.com/scrapbargello.shtml

    There is a scrappy tutorial on bargello quilting and it is 2 1/2strips...just the size of your bali pops!:)Keep us posted:)
    I used this tutorial as a starting point. Made my tubes and started with a one inch strip and gradually made them wider. If I just moved the next strip up a little bit it was a gradual curve and if I moved it up two inches it was a steeper curve. Laid it out on my floor to decide how I wanted it. After a few false starts it came together and is one of my favorite quilts. I kept this one for me.

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    Pam, This is beautiful! I've been flirting with the idea of using one of my jelly rolls for a log cabin. Thank you for showing how it's coming together.

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    Thank you so much for all of the info!!! I am impressed with that log cabin quilt made from jelly rolls! It's beautiful!

    MiMi DeeDee

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    Thank you for your help, littlehud. Do you have any pictures of this quilt? Today I plan to choose my colour order and sew the strips together. That will be a great way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon, in my sewing room with cheerful colours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiMi DeeDee
    I've recently heard the name "jellyroll quilt". Could someone please explain what this is and how it is made? Any pics?

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    MiMi DeeDee
    I've made one so far and loved it. all the cutting done, so you can start right in with the fun part. Pattern was called "Split Decision". Wish I could post a pic, but I gave it to my grand daughter for Chritmas, so it is in NC and I'm in NY. I need to remember to take photos before I let these quilts leave my house :cry:

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    Here's one I made with Bali pops they are the same all Jelly rolls, and one with a jelly roll, I have another one is process but haven't posted a picture yet.

    I used Still Stripping book for these patterns.

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    This is my jelly roll... I haven't added borders yet, they are coming soon.
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    Oh Alimaui that is so pretty was there a pattern or something, and how many jelly rolls?

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    Yes, the quilt came from the book "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam and Nicky Lintott. It just requires one Jelly Roll. It is the Moda heritage fabricLine.

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    Thank you I'll have to get that one.

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    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QuiltersFleaMarket/

    There is someone who just posted the book for sale (3/10) on this website. She listed it for $10

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