Our good friends at Moda Fabrics have announced a National Sew-Along for quilters —Project: Jelly Roll and National Sew A Jelly Roll Day on Saturday, September 16th. All quilters collect fabric, and many of us collect “pre-cuts” as well. Pre-cut fabric bundles come in all shapes and sizes and so many of us leave them all wrapped up looking pretty on our shelves and never use them in a project. One reason for this, besides the fact that they are pretty, is that we don’t know what to do with them. Well, here’s your chance to open up a package of 2½” wide strips and join in and sew!
Not sure what to make? We have lots of inspiration for you.
First, check out this week’s McCall’s Workshop Wednesday with Mary Kate Karr-Petras. The workshop is all about strip-pieced quilts, perfect timing making a quilt with Jelly Rolls.
No time to shop? Or, search for fabric? Check out these patterns and kits. You can celebrate National Sew a Jelly Roll Day with a FINISHED QUILT!
Vintner’s Bouquet (Quick Quilts, October/November 2017) and Celestial (Quick Quilts, August/September 2017), both designed by Carolyn Beam, are throw size quilts. Download the patterns or purchase the kits (Vintner’s Bouquet kit, Celestial kit).
We searched our bookshelves and found several books just about Jelly Rolls, written by the Jelly Roll experts, Pam & Nicky Lintott. You’ll find patterns, instructions, tips and techniques to help you create your own Jelly Roll quilts in no time.
Jelly Rolls are the focus of 17 quilting projects, made with only 1 Jelly Roll.
You can make a Jelly Roll quilt in a weekend. No kidding! This book includes a collection of 15 contemporary quilt patterns.
You can make 2 quilts from 1 Jelly Roll with the patterns from this book. A variety of designs are featured, made with only twenty fabric strips.
Perfect for Jelly Roll addicts. This book is full of ideas from winning entries. Quilts are made with 1 Jelly Roll and background fabric for quick and inexpensive quilts.