A jelly roll, another name for a set of 2.5″ pre-cut fabric strips, is a great time saver for many quilters. With the fabric already cut and coordinated, all that’s left to do is sew together the strips into a fantastic quilt top.
If you’ve collected a few jelly rolls over the years and need a great design to sew with them, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite easy jelly roll quilts from Craftsy members.
Check out these easy jelly roll quilt patterns!
Photo via Craftsy member Afton Warrick @ Quilting Mod
1. Sorbet Quilt pattern
Play with color and value with this quick-to-sew (and FREE!) jelly roll quilt pattern. The strip sets in the this pattern are cut at an angle to create triangles and diamonds.
Photo via Craftsy member Honey, Bunny, and Doll
2. World’s Fastest Rail Fence pattern
Finishing at 40″ by 50″, this dynamic jelly roll quilt uses only three colors. Because all of the blocks are sewn together in the same formation, you can sew together lots of strips at once, and then cut them down into usable blocks. This pattern requires only 25 jelly roll strips, plus backing and binding fabric.
Photo via Craftsy member Shontell
3. Illusion pattern
This playful quilt pattern would be the perfect poolside or beach companion, especially if you choose bright, cheery colors or shades of blue.
Photo via Craftsy member Quiltification
4. Off the Rails pattern
The rail fence is one of the classic jelly roll quilt patterns that quilters turn to time and time again. It looks different depending on the fabrics you choose and the number of strips, but the result is always beautiful and quick to piece. Make a cot, lap, single or double bed size quilt.
Photo via Craftsy member Meadow Mist Designs
5. On a ‘Jelly’ Roll pattern
Resembling the Irish chain pattern, this easy jelly roll quilt sews up fast, yet it looks complicated. Use one jelly roll for one lap quilt or two baby quilts with this pattern!
Photo via Craftsy member Sweet Jane’s Quilting
6. Key to My Heart pattern
Did you know you can often turn a single jelly roll into a lap quilt? This special quilt pattern is made from 40 pre-cut fabric strips (one jelly roll), making your fabric selection easy as pie. To make the pattern bigger, simply add a border around the edges.
Photo via Craftsy member Sweetwater
7. Jelly Roll Quilt pattern
What’s the easiest pattern to make with a jelly roll? This simple rag quilt is arguable the quickest quilt around, because there is actually no quilting involved! Just sew fabric strips right side together. You then sew both the front and the back together, making this pattern very forgiving.
Photo via Craftsy member Obsession 2 Quilt
8. Dresden Blade – Jelly Roll
Just one jelly roll and a few yards of background fabric come together to make a beautiful quilt with a classic motif. And since it’s made with a paper template, you don’t need any fancy rulers to make this quilt.
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