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Rolling up your 2.5" strips

Old 10-14-2016, 10:48 AM
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I know a jellyroll has 2.5" strips, and when I look at them in the store they look SO nice.

What am I doing wrong....I am trying to make my own jellyrolls to store the strips that way, so they are organized and not getting completely crushed in the bottom of a box, or kinked being folded, but my "jelly rolls" are looking like an oozy mess.

What's the trick?
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:59 AM
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My guess is they have a machine. I bought a box at Walmart to store Christmas ornaments- I didn't use the dividers just the rows and the strips fit perfectly. And since there are a number of rows I can separate them into major color groups.
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Are you rolling them up overlapping each other by about 1/2" or so? Just an idea.
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Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
Are you rolling them up overlapping each other by about 1/2" or so? Just an idea.

Yes, and by the time I get done rolling, they are several inches apart. I don't know how they keep them only 1/4" or so. Frustrating!
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What if you folded them like Bali Batiks? Maybe if you started with the folds stacked even then fold into one-thirds they will stagger. Hope this makes sense.
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I bought a laundry rack and put some of my jelly rows I was using for a quilt over the dowels and that worked great. Now I just fold them in thirds and lay them neatly in a box. That works for me.
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You could fold so far then roll and tie a smaller strip around them. Thanks for your idea though, I have a lot of strips and not liking them just laying in the container. I have a lot of lace trim and I could wrap around the stacks.
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I know that ArtBin has created "strip" satchels now. I've seen them at JoAnns (http://www.joann.com/artbin-transluc...F-D0F665A1B291) and they are at WalMart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/ArtBin-Fa...ucent/46260900).

JoAnns is having a sale online.
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Once you have your strips staggered and ready to roll, take a toilet paper roll or a paper towel roll, tape thew first strip and roll on, roll on.
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I've never been able to get them to roll up as neatly as the pre-packaged ones. I just do the best I can at rolling and then stick them in a ziplock to help contain them so they don't explode all over the drawer I keep them in.

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