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My fleece-backed Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Old 12-28-2014, 12:19 PM
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Default My fleece-backed Jelly Roll Race Quilt

I had posted a couple of weeks ago about wanting to make my wheelchair-bound aunt a small quilt with fleece backing. I figured that would be cozy but lightweight for her. Well, I already had a jelly roll race quilt made up, from a roll that I had bought at Wal-Mart a couple of years ago. Because it was so inexpensive, I used it to try out the jelly roll race pattern for the first time. So, this wasn't one of the "fancier" versions of the race that some people have come out with lately (like Jenny Doan), but just the basic one.

To use for backing, I purchased a small fleece throw, also from WM. I think it cost me about $5.00. It was bright green (my aunt's favorite color) and smaller than the quilt, so I just lopped off the quilt's end (it was rectangular to start with, and the end piece will actually make a great table runner!) and made it match up with the size of the throw. I did end up using the "birthing" method, because I was doing this on the last minute a couple of days before Christmas (of course... is there any other way?!) and I didn't want to have to fuss with binding. Once I turned the quilt right side out, I did a simple stitch-in-the-ditch down the rows. It was so amazingly EASY! I didn't even have to pin the quilt, the fleece was just "sticky" enough to hold in position while I stitched. This is definitely not the last fleece-backed quilt I will make!

And best of all, my aunt loved it! She lives with her daughter, and I said it was a gift for both of them and they'd have to fight over it because I didn't have time to make two...LOL. The second photo is the quilt label I made on my embroidery machine.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:31 PM
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What a great gift....
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:37 PM
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Great job!
I love green as well.. I've not made any jelly roll quilts, but have several jelly rolls..
And I love the idea of fleece backing. I can see why your aunt loved it.

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very nicely done!
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:30 PM
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I made a quilt with fleece backing for the first time this year. I think it's great for a quilt meant to be used frequently while watching TV, etc. I also made a new Christmas tree skirt and backed it with fleece, as its wide width meant just one piece of fabric was needed for backing and I could skip the batting. The cat claimed it the second it went under the tree!
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Wonderful gift!
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:15 PM
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Lovely. I know they are fighting to see which one gets to it first!
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Terrific idea, great inspiration for a wonderful gift. Thank you.
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nicely done
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Wha a great gift, Just beautiful
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