Jelly Rolls – Brand New to Quilting Series


Hi I’m Sarah from Missouri Star Quilting Company, welcome to our Brand New to Quilting series!

Today we are going to feature and to talk about these Jelly Rolls, it sound like its a doughnut or food, but it’s not. It is this whole bundle of fabric.

Moda does this and it’s Hemming House, this particular one and most of the fabric Moda puts out they’ll cut them into Jelly Rolls.

So we have two and a half inch strips and if I open this up you can see that this is the whole line cut into these strips, and you can see.

My mom started quilting when I was a teenager and I was always so scared of it because of all the cutting and measuring and I thought ‘I’m never going to be able to do that.’

When they came out with these pre-cuts I was so excited because now I don’t have to go into a fabric store and buy yards and yards of fabric, come home and be scared about cutting it, now it’s already cut for me.

So now all I have to do is cut them into smaller pieces, so that’s what makes this for me, makes quilting easy.

We have done several quilts in the shop that I’m going to show you, we’ve laid theses out, you can change the colors, do lights and darks and there is so many things you can do with the Jelly Roll.

I was actually really amazed and excited when these came out because it does it make quilting easy.  So let’s go over here and I can show you two of the projects we just did, they’re really cool.

This is an example of what you can do with one Jelly Roll; it makes a great lap sized quilt. There is just so much you can do with it.

I was really excited about this because we used this left over stuff, it dresses it up makes it fun, it looks complicated but its not, I’ve got one more to show you it’s really cool.

Hey this is the other quilt I wanted to show you that I’m really excited about, its called a friendship braid and it’s just with a jelly roll and we just use a little bit for the borders and it’s so easy and once you get started you are going to be addicted, it’s just how it works.

So if you’re interested, which I know you are, check out our website for Jelly Roll selection.

We’ve got great stuff or keep an eye on the deal of the day because we do those and we do some good deals so we’ll hope to see you next time and  come back and keep checking because we’ll show you how to put this stuff together next time.

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  • Hajens

    Can you tell me what fabric line you used for the fence rail lap quilt you show at the end? (Not the friendship braid…the one right before)

  • Sas3b

    I have a batik jelly roll and it only has 20 strips in it, do you have a pattern that only uses one of these?  

    • Sarah

      a fence rail would be perfect.  good luck and have fun.

  • Cinda Harris

    I made a quilt using Hoffman Bali Pops, Blueberry and used the 3 Dudes method.  It came out beautiful.. I added co-ordinating fabric for the borders and also am making binding out of left over fabric.  Can’t wait to get it back from the quilter so I can finish it. Thanks so much.  Your website is wonderful

    • Sarah

      Sounds absolutely beautiful!! Can’t wait to see a picture!!

  • newtoquilting

    Can you tell me how to make the friendship braid shown in this video?  Thanks

  • Cynthia Tucker

    Hooray for lefthanded instructions!

  • Linda King

    this is nice, but I am looking for a tutorial on the 45 min. Jelly Roll Tube quilt. Hope you can help
    Linda King

  • mia10

    Bought the10″ paper piecing squares and I,m not sure which tutorial gives instructions. Can you help , thanks