7 Fun (and Completely FREE!) Jelly Roll Quilting Patterns

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 6 FREE Jelly Roll quilting patterns available right here on Craftsy:

Walk in the Park Quilt - Pattern on Craftsy

Photo via Ellie Roberts

A Walk in the Park

This Jelly Roll quilt is a true walk in the park! A step-by-step tutorial with clear photos will lead you through this colorful, modern quilt. The finished project measures 68” by 72”.

Get the FREE Walk in the Park quilt pattern.

Illusion Jelly Roll Quilt - Craftsy Member Pattern

Photo via Jennifer Overstreet


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.

Get the FREE Illusion quilt pattern.

Summer Jewels Jelly Roll Quilt - Pattern on Craftsy

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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.

Get the FREE Summer Jewels quilt pattern.

Craftsy Member Pattern: Dresden Blade

Photo via Toni-Michele

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.

Get the FREE Dresden Blade quilt pattern.

Topiary Tiles Jelly Roll: Quilt Pattern

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Topiary Tiles

Pair a Jelly Roll with a Layer Cake to create this fun design. If you don’t have a Layer Cake, 10” squares cut from other fabrics or scraps will do just fine! This pattern yields a twin-sized quilt measuring 67.5″ by 93.5″.

Get the free Topiary Tiles quilt pattern.

Jelly Roll Quilt - Pattern by Craftsy Member

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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.

Get the FREE Royal Squares quilt pattern.

Windmills at Night - Quilt Pattern on Craftsy

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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”.

Get the FREE Windmills at Night pattern.

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debbie marburger

I am confused as to how many jelly rolls I need to make the summer jewel lap top quilt. I would like to make it at least 63×87. Thanks :-)


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