Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Super Fast Jelly-Roll Quilt
Approximate finished size: 65" X 79"
A friend shared this idea with me.
I've written it up so I can share it. Enjoy!

What you will need: 1 Jelly roll
First border: 1/2 yard
Second border: 1 1/4 yards


Directions: Sew all the jellyroll strips end to end in random order. Cut the selvages off as you go. You will have a very long strip of fabric approximately 1600 inches long.
(40 strips x 40")
Important: Cut 20" off of the beginning of the long strip of fabric and throw it in your stash. You won't be using it. This will make it so your seams will be staggered as you sew them together.
Now find the 2 ends of the strip and put right sides together and start sewing!!!
Sew down the long side of the strip to the end and cut the loop at the end of the strip.
You now have a very long strip that is 2- jellyroll strips wide.
If you want to at this point, you can press them open, but pressing is really not necessary until you have the whole thing sewn. Remember this is supposed to be a fun and FAST quilt.
Don't stress over anything!
Next...find the two ends of this long strip again and put right sides together. Sew all the way down to the end and cut the loop at the end again.
You will now have a strip that is 4- jellyroll strips wide.
Now...find the two ends of this long strip and put right sides together. Sew all the way down to the end and cut the loop at the end.
You will now have a strip that is 8- jellyroll strips wide.
Again...find the two ends of the long strip and put right sides together. Sew all the way down to the end and cut the loop at the end.
You will now have strip that is 16- jellyroll strips wide.
For the last time.... find the two ends of the long strip and put right sides together. Sew all the way down to the end and cut the loop at the end.
You will now have a strip that is 32- jellyroll strips wide.
You are finished!!!!
You now have the center of your quilt... It should measure approximately 50" x 64".


Square it up.
Borders are next:

First border: Cut 6 - 2 1/2 inch strips. Join together. Measure and apply borders as shown.

Second border: Cut 7 - 6" strips. Join together. Measure and apply as shown.


9 comments:

  1. Fantastic, Robin... thanks bunches!
    Barb in MI

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  2. Dang...that is a slick idea. I want to try it right now. Thanks for sharing. That would have to be a world record way of making a twin size quilt.

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  3. Wow. I love this idea. I need to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What a quick and fun way to use a jelly roll.

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  5. thanks my dear friend, I have a few jelly roll packs and am at a loss, I will have to do this.

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  6. Love this idea. No cutting, just sew! With backing fabric cut into strips, this could be quilted while sewn together... then all we need is binding. I'm gonna try this for a baby quilt. Thank you for posting this! Amazing.
    /; -)

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  7. This Jelly pattern is from someone else's site ... @ Lyn Brown's maybe??

    Please remember, you always need to ASK FIRST & then GIVE CREDIT if you post other designers' patterns or ideas on your blog or site
    Play Fair !!

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  8. We are going to do the jelly roll race at a quilting retreat this November! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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  9. Aggiequilter... I went to Lyn's site and yes, she has jelly roll quilt patterns but this one was not listed.

    Actually the pattern for this certain jelly roll belongs to the fine ladies at this site:

    http://blog.heirloomcreations.net

    Do your research before you jump on someone's back.

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