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Magical Jelly Roll Quilts taught by Kimberly Einmo

Create sophisticated quilts with easy-to-use precuts. Best-selling author Kimberly Einmo shares piecing, appliqué and machine-quilting techniques!

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Leftover fabrics from other projects.

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Just love your quilt - I look forward to trying this.

06/27/2012 Flag

Go for it. For a small quilt such as this, I just used fat quarters instead of breaking up a layer cake and jelly roll.

06/28/2012 Flag

Thanks for that tip Arlene - it would be a pity to waste a jelly roll or layer cake if not needed.

06/28/2012 Flag

If making a bedsize quilt, the layer cake and jelly roll might be a better choice because all the color selecting is done for you. But for a small tabletop quilt, a few fat quarters and some yardage from scraps work just fine. Good luck and try it!!!

06/28/2012 Flag

I love the colors, as I said before. My only problem is the "chain saw title" makes me think of some old horror movie from the 80's.......scary. Don't think I can look at a whole quilt == the table would be enough LOL

06/30/2012 Flag

You are so right!!! Doing our own quilting is scary enough without thinking about horror movies to make matters scarier. Completing a tabletop quilt is almost like instant gratification so that you are ready to tackle a larger project. No matter what, have fun!!!

06/30/2012 Flag

Just finished my first chain saw block. I'm not thrilled with how my color choices turned out, but I have an entire jelly roll to experiment with, so on to block #2!

07/13/2012 Flag

On my block, I was disappointed in the lower left corner because there was not enough contrast with the background. I thought there was enough contrast when I was piecing it but when it was done, I was wrong. I'm sure yours will be fine. We learn a lot as we gain experience.

07/13/2012 Flag

That's exactly what happened. It looked as thought there was enough contrast in one quadrant, but when I put the block together, it really kind of disappears. Well, this is what we are learning. I do think that it will be OK when I sew the other blocks to it, but I might just do 4 blocks if I'm not happy with it.

07/14/2012 Flag

It's fun sharing experiences with other Craftsy course-mates. I give away my "disappointments" and the recipients are usually happy. We are our own worst critics. Nothing we do is a waste of time. and I really enjoy this learning experience. Good luck!

07/14/2012 Flag