5 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 5 FREE Jelly Roll quilting patterns you’ll love! (Want some jelly rolls? Check out our selection!)

Jelly Roll Quilt - Craftsy Member Pattern

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1. Sorbet Quilt

Did you know that Jelly Rolls for quilting come in tons of colors combinations? Let the colors steal the spotlight when you make the Sorbet quilt. It is a fast and easy project that will fit wonderfully in a contemporary home.

Summer Jewels Jelly Roll Quilt - Pattern on Craftsy

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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.

Craftsy Member Pattern: Dresden Blade

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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.

Jelly Roll Quilt - Pattern by Craftsy Member

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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.

Windmills at Night - Quilt Pattern on Craftsy

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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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10 Responses to “5 Fun (and Completely FREE!) Jelly Roll Quilting Patterns”
  1. Pat Knabel
    Pat Knabel

    I see people have been asking for the downloads since October. When will we be able to get them?

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      Hello Pat,

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  2. Pam Friele-Feldman
    Pam Friele-Feldman

    When will the pattern downloads be available for the quilts pictured above?

    • Customer Service
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      Thank you for contacting us. The free patterns are still getting added to the site. I apologize for the wait.

      Thank you!

  3. Carleen Reid
    Carleen Reid

    I don’t see how you download the pattern and instructions for Royal Squares. I’d really like to do a quilt like this.

  4. Elaine Bradley
    Elaine Bradley

    How do you access the free jelly roll quits for the patterns and instructions?


    That Dresden Blade looks fabulous! I’ve done many years ago but never with precuts! I’m ready to RELEARN! HA!