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Thread: Where to start with Jelly Rolls

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    Where to start with Jelly Rolls

    Hi I have seen so many of these rolls Can you believe Ive never bought one! How do I start on using these mystery rolls? What patterns would make nice quilts? Id love to see some pictures of quilts made from Quilting Board Members, please share. Thank You. And by the way my 2140 quilters table by horn is awesome. Remember I got it from craigslist for $150.00 Its sweet!

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    If it weren't for jelly rolls and other pre-cuts, I probably would never have started quilting. I'm a newbie and I've only made three quilts so far. Two of those quilts were made with pre-cuts. I'm very interested is seeing the quilts made by Quilting Board Members. I just bought "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam & Nicky Lintott and it has several patterns I'd like to use.

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    I agree with Elaray about the Pam & Nicky Lintott books... they actually have several different books out, and all of them have very nice designs made with Jelly Rolls. Actually, if you go to Connecting Threads' website, you can sneak a peek inside the books to see if the designs are to your liking. I'm in the process of making a quilt from their first book (simply called "Jelly Roll Quilts"); the design is "Bars of Gold" and it's very simple. I have also done a Jelly Roll Race quilt which is as yet unfinished... of course (LOL).

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    Yes, there are lots of books and even free quilt patterns on-line using jelly rolls. So many options out there just waiting for you! Have fun. My favorite on I made from jelly rolls was with batiks. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of it before I gave it to my son last Christmas. It was from the book called "Batiks, Inspired by Bali" by Suzannne McNeill. The pattern is caled Emerald Forest. I got so many compliments on that quilt and it was easy to put together. Here is a link that show the quilt from the book. Have fun looking for a pattern - that is half the fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrhaigh View Post
    Yes, there are lots of books and even free quilt patterns on-line using jelly rolls. So many options out there just waiting for you! Have fun. My favorite on I made from jelly rolls was with batiks. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of it before I gave it to my son last Christmas. It was from the book called "Batiks, Inspired by Bali" by Suzannne McNeill. The pattern is caled Emerald Forest. I got so many compliments on that quilt and it was easy to put together. Here is a link that show the quilt from the book. Have fun looking for a pattern - that is half the fun!
    http://www.handsontradition.com/item...ald-Forest.htm
    Oops, forgot to add the link. Here it is.
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    Missouri Star Quilt Company has lots of tutorials for jelly rolls. Also Moda Bake Shop. Check out their websites.

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    I agree with going to the Moda Bake Shop. There also is a pattern for the Jelly Roll Race pattern here on the board. And plenty of pictures of them in the picture gallery. Warning, tho, quilts made from these pre-cuts ARE addictive!
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    It's also fun to make purses out of jelly rolls. Or checkerboard quilts. (sewing into stips, then cutting and sewing back together into blocks)

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    I did 2 using the lasagne pattern and one using the tube method (as instructed by the Missouri Star tutorial) I use two strip-sets of jelly stripes in alternating colors. THE ONLY THING I do not like is that the bias edges are on the sides and I must be careful when handling these tube squares. BUT they sewed together SO QUICKLY. Sorry, no pics yet.
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    Susanne McNeil has several good books on jelly rolls and precuts. There is a new course on Craftsy with Kimberly Einmo using jelly rolls and precuts and she has several books out. I plan to buy her books. Of course MSQCo is one of my favs.
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    I purchased Kimberly Einmo's class when it was on sale for $14.99 and I love her teaching! I plan to buy at least one of her books-haven't bought any precuts yet, I cut my own 2 1/2 inch strips, but I'm definitely going to purchase a batiks jelly roll.
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    Also check Cozy Quilts - they have a ton of patterns and videos - www.cozyquilt.com . There are several books that are from just 2-1/2" strips

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    My favourites for jelly rolls are Kim Brackett's Scrapbasket Sensations and Scrapbasket Surprises. I have other jelly roll books but these seem to have different patterns. I like how she also has instructions for cutting them from scraps as well.

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    Batik jelly rolls were used for the border. Much easier than buying all that fabric and cutting my own, especially when bought on sale!
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    Thank you for starting this thread! Getting started with my gifted jelly roll has been difficult. Will definitely find a good Jelly Roll book (and use my 40% coupoun and go to the websites given. Your ideas and input are great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by applique View Post
    Batik jelly rolls were used for the border. Much easier than buying all that fabric and cutting my own, especially when bought on sale!
    Oh, My Goodness, this is just an outstanding quilt! If you don't mind my asking, is the horse an applique, or is this a panel? I just love it!
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    I agree with Elaray about the Pam & Nicky Lintott books - right now I am working on a jelly roll quilt from the Jelly Roll
    Quilt Sampler Book and I like each block that I make better than the one before it

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    Try a Google search! Just type in the words "free jelly roll quilt patterns" (leave off the quote marks) then sit back and start surfing.

    Here's a great website: http://cheryl.thisbe.org/Patterns.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlR View Post
    Oh, My Goodness, this is just an outstanding quilt! If you don't mind my asking, is the horse an applique, or is this a panel? I just love it!
    An applique pattern from Toni Whitney enlarged to make a twin sized bed quilt. Lots of fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by applique View Post
    An applique pattern from Toni Whitney enlarged to make a twin sized bed quilt. Lots of fun.
    Repeat after me... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
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    Oh my goodness... those are all spectacular! I love them all! Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by applique View Post
    Batik jelly rolls were used for the border. Much easier than buying all that fabric and cutting my own, especially when bought on sale!
    What a spectacular quilt! As in WOW!!!! I love it! And the borders are perfect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
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    love your bargello did you use a book or how can I find the pattern
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    Quote Originally Posted by debquilts2 View Post
    love your bargello did you use a book or how can I find the pattern
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    I have made 2 bargellos, the first the pastel is based on a wall hanging posted on "all people quilt.com". I wanted a larger one, so I used a whole jelly roll and added a couple extra strips of the same collection. For the "Mountain Sunset" one, I used a variation of a quilt in Marge Edie's book Bargello Quilts from That Patchwork Place. I used 2 jelly rolls for that one. I'm not good at decision making, so I find using a jelly roll is a big help for me. The colors I want are all there, I just have to decide were to put them. And that is just as much an art as choosing the fabrics. The real fun is the surprise at the end when you see what you made.

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