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Thread: Making your own Jelly Roll

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    I have made many "quilts" using this method ... cut my stash in 1 1/2", 2" or 2 1/2" widths ... length is whatever it is ... sew using the jelly roll method and create a new piece of material which can be cut or make a quilt top ... queen and king take less than a day ... now I have more room for material ... quick and fun baby quilt or birthday gift! Remember to reverse the sewing order of each row so it does not buckle.

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    what is the best method of sewing them end to end?

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    I call mine jelly roll soup. I cut my scaps 2 1/2" wide, or whatever I want and thenput them in a plastic shoebox until I need them. I mark each box with the width strip in it and keep it handy.

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    I have found that the Bali Pops are off by a lot.........but I have never had a problem with the Moda Jelly Rolls.......those have been "On The Money"......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moedeenie
    There are 3 books available by Pam and Nicky Lintott with cute easy quilts to make from Jelly Rolls, either precut or from your own stash. The titles are "Jelly Roll Quilts", "Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts" and their newest book "Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts". These books have great pictures and easy to follow instructions. One tip I read was to cut a 2 1/2 " WOF strip each time you cut a new fabric and before long you will have your own collection of "jelly roll" strips.
    Perhaps cut more than one strip each? While you are doing it...you would end up with four or five jelly rolls -just in case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoe
    what is the best method of sewing them end to end?
    If you have big pieces, sew them and then cut lengths...
    Remember to cut the selveges all off first.

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    Hi Everyone Just new to join the Quilting Board Forum
    Would like do do my own jelly roll i know the width is 2 1/2 inch what about the lenght.Can the strips be all the one length does it matter if they are not and do you stagger patterns or are all the same patterns together.
    Thanks for any help Jenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelsea12 View Post
    Hi Everyone Just new to join the Quilting Board Forum
    Would like do do my own jelly roll i know the width is 2 1/2 inch what about the lenght.Can the strips be all the one length does it matter if they are not and do you stagger patterns or are all the same patterns together.
    Thanks for any help Jenny
    "Officially" a jelly roll is 2.5" by the WOF (or width of fabric selvage to selvage) -- which can be anything from 40" - 44" of usable fabric . (The manufacturers vary the width of the fabric and vary the width of the selvage). They are usually packaged 40 strips to a package. If you are doing a pattern, that is what they pattern designer is counting on. You can cut your strips any length (I frequently cut the 2.5" strips from fat quarters, so my strips are about 20-22" by 2.5" and I adjust the patterns accordingly).

    I was watching Quilt In a Day a few weeks ago and Eleanor Burns (who started using the 2.5" strips LONG before Moda made jelly rolls) said the reason she used them is because there was some kind of garment factory near where she was and the left over waist bands were 2.5" wide. Interesting where this all came from.
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    I cut a bunch of my scraps into 2 1/2 strips and made a jelly roll quilt out of them. It looked really cool to me, you have to like scrappy though which I love.

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    I used my scraps and cut into 2 1/2" strips. Did not count how many, sewed together until the pile was as high as my chair seat. Some of the scraps were short and some longer than the 40" requirement. Found the 2 ends and began sewing together. Folded the long snake, it went from one end of the room to the other, about 60'. Folded and did it again. Over and over, when the the quilt was the size I wanted I added boarders. It became a queen size quilt. The fold will twist, so either un-sew or cut when you get to the end.

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