Jelly Roll Race Quilt Top Tutorial – Quilting for Beginners

Here is an easy Jelly Roll Quilt top that you will find quick and easy to do. It’s ideal for your first Jelly Roll quilt as we use straight seams to attach the strips to each other instead of the usual 45° angle.

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It's a Slow Jog
Now this method is usually called a Jelly Roll Race quilt but we take our time so it’s more of a Jelly Roll slow jog. We like to untangle the strips before we sew we find it makes it easier for us.

We used a Paradiso by Kate Spain for Moda Jelly Roll to make this quilt and we are so happy with the result. This is probably no longer available however there are lots of lovely Jelly Rolls available.

Moda Paradiso Jelly Roll

Check out our video tutorial below

The finished size of the brown jelly roll quilt (pictured below) measures approx. 72″ x80″

  • Jelly Roll quilt top – 54½” x 62″
  • Border 1 – 3″
  • Border 2 – 6″

What you Need:

  • 1 Jelly Roll
  • Border 1 – 5/8 yard
  • Border 2 – 1 1/3 yard
  • Backing – 4½ yards
  • Batting – 4½ yards
  • Binding – ½ yard

Places you can buy Jelly Rolls online

Use Your Fabric Stash

The quilt below is made from strips that we cut from our stash. Don’t you just love the autumn tones? We added the following borders to this quilt

  • border 1 measures 3″
  • border 2 measures 6″.

You can see the final result of our jelly roll scrap quilt after Chris, our longarm quilter had worked her magic.

And here is our tutorial on how to make a scrappy stash jelly roll quilt.