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Thread: I 'ran' the Jelly Roll Race!

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    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
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    Last Sunday, I participated in a Jelly Roll Race on the 1 Choice 4 Quilting blog. (http://blog.1choice4quilting.com)
    It was sure a LOT of fun!!
    Basically, you start with one jelly roll of fabric. I picked 20 different fabrics from my stash & cut my own, cutting 2 strips of each one.
    First you sew all 40 strips end to end, so you have ONE STRIP, 2.5" by approximately 1600":!:
    Now you're ready to "race"!
    Find the two ends of your mega-strip, and fold it, right sides together, and stitch. Just before you get all the way to the folded end, cut thru' the fold, and then finish your seam.
    Do the same thing, folding it in half & sewing it for a total of 5 times....and you're done! You now have a quilt top, about 48"X64". :D

    I did mine while I was watching TV, and the "race" part took me about an hour & 45 minutes.
    I will definitely do this again!


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    Sounds like a fun and quick way to sew a scrappy top.

    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    Last Sunday, I participated in a Jelly Roll Race on the 1 Choice 4 Quilting blog. (http://blog.1choice4quilting.com)
    It was sure a LOT of fun!!
    Basically, you start with one jelly roll of fabric. I picked 20 different fabrics from my stash & cut my own, cutting 2 strips of each one.
    First you sew all 40 strips end to end, so you have ONE STRIP, 2.5" by approximately 1600":!:
    Now you're ready to "race"!
    Find the two ends of your mega-strip, and fold it, right sides together, and stitch. Just before you get all the way to the folded end, cut thru' the fold, and then finish your seam.
    Do the same thing, folding it in half & sewing it for a total of 5 times....and you're done! You now have a quilt top, about 48"X64". :D

    I did mine while I was watching TV, and the "race" part took me about an hour & 45 minutes.
    I will definitely do this again!

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    That's awesome!
    And it looks like fun!!

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    I would love to see the finished product. Very nice!

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    Is this the one you have to cut off several inches of the 1st fabric before sewing?

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    ho-ho! i just read this pattern [i forget where] and liked it immensely .... more, now that i've seen yours. i clicked it into my bucket list to make. will applique a flower branch and bird on top of it when i get around to making it

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    Wouldn't that be cute with all pastels and a white bunny rabbit appliqued on top or all red/white christmas with a big green christmas tree with a gold star on top. The possibilities are endless. Very cute!

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    Thanks for posting this! I was looking for inspiration and I think it just landed in my lap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Is this the one you have to cut off several inches of the 1st fabric before sewing?
    Yes, we cut 18" off of one end to start. I forgot that part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose_P
    Thanks for posting this! I was looking for inspiration and I think it just landed in my lap.
    Oh Hoorayyy!!
    I do laugh when I look at it - as had I carefully arranged my strips before I knew the next direction, making sure that the reds & yellows were separated....LOL
    Then when I sewed, they moved around on their own & clumped together!
    Next time I believe I'll just put 'em all in a bag & sew them together willy-nilly!!

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    Fun project.

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    That DOES sound like fun...will have to try this sometime!

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    Thats my kind of race.

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    That would be a cool way to use extra binding fabric Yours looks great

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    I started one for my brother. Yours looks great!! :D

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    thanks for posting, great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.I.Late
    Wouldn't that be cute with all pastels and a white bunny rabbit appliqued on top or all red/white christmas with a big green christmas tree with a gold star on top. The possibilities are endless. Very cute!
    or in sunset or sunrise colors.

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    I need to try this...

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    Several friends and I did this. Most used jelly rolls. I used all my old Halloween stash, and now have quilts to give each of my kids for their homes. They will think I am a wonderful mom -- don't tell them how quick these are!
    I love the idea of using all the leftover binding strips! Must start a box for that.

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    I'm chair for a charity quilt group. We get a lot of 2 1/2" strips of varying lengths donated. I can use this idea. Thanks.

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    Sounds like fun.

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    Very cool!! I think I may have to add that to my list!

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    What fun colors.

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    Mine didn't turn out so well when I did mine. :( I need to cut it up and redo it. I didn't have as many variations of the fabrics though. That was my problem. I didn't think that through!

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