Do you need to make a quilt quickly? One way to shorten the quilting process is to use pre-cut fabrics. A Jelly Roll is a pre-cut collection of quilting fabric that has been cut into strips that measure 2.5” by the width of fabric (approximately 40" - 42”). Jelly Rolls are the perfect way to get a sampling of all the prints in a fabric line or collection. They often feature 40 strips of fabric wrapped tightly together, though the overall number varies per company.
Do you have a Jelly Roll but aren’t sure how to use it? Here are 5 FREE Jelly Roll quilting patterns you'll love!
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Did you know that Jelly Rolls for quilting come in commonly used solid colors? Use rolls of black and white to create Illusion, a modern quilt. It is a fast and easy project that will fit wonderfully in a contemporary home.
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2. Summer Jewels
Are you new to quilting? The Summer Jewels quilt is the perfect project to begin on. Detailed instructions are included to help a novice comfortably complete a first quilt. The finished project is a small lap quilt that measures 34” by 39”, so new quilters will feel confident tackling this pattern, and more advanced quilters will have fun stitching this up super quickly.
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3. Dresden Blade
Here is a stunner! Make a pieced Dresden Plate quilt using a full Jelly Roll. There is no necessary ruler to create the plates -- a template is included in the pattern. The large throw measures 77.5” square.
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4. Royal Squares
A Jelly Roll and strip piecing make all of those little squares easy to sew. Don’t be afraid of those little bits and pieces, pictures and diagrams included in the pattern will guide you through.
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5. Windmills at Night
Here’s one last freebie! Create this eye-catching quilt with ease using a Jelly Roll. Trust us, it looks a lot harder than it is! The finished throw measures 40” by 52”.
You might also enjoy our roundup of eight easy jelly roll quilt patterns.
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