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    The "Perfect" Jelly Roll

    If you could imagine up the "Perfect" (for you) Jelly Roll, what would it be?

    How many strips would it have?

    What kind of fabric? Batik or regular cotton? Solids, blenders, or prints? Or a combination?

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    For one thing, it wouldn't have two of anything. It would be 40 strips. They would all be wonderful pieces of fabric. Fabric I couldn't live without. It would be batik or regular cotton. If batik, it would have to be different, no so blendable. If cotton, I'd want bright and cheerful and prints.
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    The "perfect jellyroll" would be a "perfect" 2 1/2" . 40 count, one of each color or print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    If you could imagine up the "Perfect" (for you) Jelly Roll, what would it be?

    How many strips would it have?

    What kind of fabric? Batik or regular cotton? Solids, blenders, or prints? Or a combination?
    a jewel tone set of batiks, including red, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange with the addition of rose and gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    If you could imagine up the "Perfect" (for you) Jelly Roll, what would it be?

    How many strips would it have?

    What kind of fabric? Batik or regular cotton? Solids, blenders, or prints? Or a combination?
    a jewel tone set of batiks, including red, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange with the addition of rose and gold.

    Several variations of each of those colors,, NO doubles
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    Ok... so the perfect JR would be more like a charm pack, in that every fabric would be different?

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    A perfect jelly roll in batiks would have no doubles.. And be either dark & meduim , or light and medium. And have no less than 40 strips... and no DUDS! I would also like to be able to see a better photo of what I am purchasing , Seeing a shot of a sealed package is not enough info to make a good decision. Even when you go to a shop , most are all sealed up and you can only see about 1/4 inch of the fabric.
    I would also like a jelly roll of natural on natural color background or white on white in 20 no duplicate ( if I wanted doubles I would order 2).
    How about a jelly roll of metalics !!! wow ! I would be all over that one!

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    Mine would be batiks fall or jewel tones 40 no two alike.

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    Well... what about the concept of "junior jelly rolls" with 20 strips, all different? Then if you needed 40, you could order two, and if you needed more, you could order 3 or 4. You could control whether you got duplicates or not, by ordering two of the same, or two different, "junior"s.

    What do you think?

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    Batiks and blenders. 40 - all different. I think buying 20 would put some folks off. 40 is a much better number.
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    Anywhere from 40 to 400 cream/beige/vanilla pudding/soft butter/rice krispy squares/ kind of colors.
    Because you never have enough of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    Well... what about the concept of "junior jelly rolls" with 20 strips, all different? Then if you needed 40, you could order two, and if you needed more, you could order 3 or 4. You could control whether you got duplicates or not, by ordering two of the same, or two different, "junior"s.

    What do you think?
    I like that concept , aren't some manufactures doing this? I thought I saw some smaller jelly rolls.
    It would be nice if at least a few of the fabrics in the roll had a easy way to order yardage to go with the jelly roll. I am typically looking for yardage to go with in either the lightest or darkest color in the jelly roll. This is a particular issue with batiks. ...or at least list on the package what the manufactures numbers are so if I really want yardage of one I can have some starting point for the search.

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    Moda is doing a junior jelly roll of their "Simply Color" group - it's all the ombres, and it is 21 strips, 3 each of the seven ombres in the line.

    Not exactly what's being suggested here, which is each strip should be unique.

    I don't know if any other manufacturers are doing smaller JRs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester the bunny View Post
    Anywhere from 40 to 400 cream/beige/vanilla pudding/soft butter/rice krispy squares/ kind of colors.
    Because you never have enough of those.

    Carole
    400 is a lot, Carole, did you stop to have lunch yet today?

    Maybe you're hungry... :-)

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    my 'perfect' jelly roll would have straight-cut edges (not pinked), and actually measure 2" ... all 20 strips different (there are usually not even 20 fabrics in a 'collection.
    Liz / Calgary

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    I would like 40 strips, perfectly cut to 2 1/2" and I would LOVE for them to be a white on white fabric, all 40 strips the same print! I use a lot of WOW and I feel lazy sometimes!
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    Jr. Jelly rolls sounds like a good idea. Some fabric lines do not have 40 different prints/colors in them. My personal favorites would be floral pastels like Princess Rose or the Anew line by Lecien among others.

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    A perfect jelly roll would be 40 strips with no doubles. All the fabrics would be bright cheerful 30's prints. And the fabric would feel wonderful. I do have a jelly roll with 30's prints, but she snuck some doubles in there and they are totally ugly !! I felt really cheated when I got home and opened them to check them out. Sure cost me a pretty penny for those ugly Men's underwear type fabrics (my Mother made me iron my stepfather's boxers in the 1960's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    Well... what about the concept of "junior jelly rolls" with 20 strips, all different? Then if you needed 40, you could order two, and if you needed more, you could order 3 or 4. You could control whether you got duplicates or not, by ordering two of the same, or two different, "junior"s.

    What do you think?
    I like the idea of Juniors!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I like the idea of 40 different fabrics. I am usually drawn to batiks, but I would love to see 40 different bright florals that all look great together, for a beautiful scrappy log cabin quilt!

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    My perfect jelly roll would have at least 40 strips, no doubles, and all crayon brights!

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    I have never purchased a jelly roll, but I have a scrap box of pieces of 21/2 in width, by varied lengths. My plan is to basiclly follow the jelly roll idea, using scraps

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    Why do they name all of the pre cuts for baked goods?

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    I have made jelly roll quilts. The perfect jelly roll for me would have 60 strips and 40 makes the quilt too small. No repeats. I would like bright modern prints. Nothing old fogey, civil war type stuff.

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