10 Fabric Jelly Roll Projects to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
I love jelly rolls – both the food and the fabric varieties, but in this case I’m referring to the fabric version. Jelly rolls were created by a company called Moda. Other companies create them too, but you will find that they won’t call them jelly rolls since that name belongs to Moda.
Either way, jelly rolls are simply strips of pre-cut 2½” x 42″ bits of fabric and you usually get around 40 strips in the pack. Pre-cut means that you don’t have to sit there slicing up all of those strips although of course you can if you want to. Plus you don’t have to worry about matching colours as it is all colour co-ordinated for you.
So if you have a jelly roll pack in your hot little hand, take a look at our tutorials below for a list of fabric jelly roll projects to get you started.
1. Jelly Roll Race Quilt
This is by far the most fun quilt you will ever make. It is super easy too, so even if you are a relatively new beginner to making quilts, you should be able to handle this one.
2. Jelly Roll Scrappy Quilt
This is a variation on the jelly roll race quilt listed above. This time you use all of those jelly roll off-cuts to make it and it also creates a slightly different look.
3. Jelly Roll Placemat Tutorial
This is a great way of using up those extra jelly roll strips you might have laying around. It’s a relatively easy fabric jelly roll project but does require a binding so a confident beginner might be better suited to this one.
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4. Easy Jelly Roll Scarf Tutorial
Super fun and fast to make. A great sewing project for a beginner. These make great gifts.
5. Easy Jelly Roll Oven Mitt Tutorial
You only need 8 jelly roll strips to make these oven mitts.
6. Rail Fence Quilt Tutorial Using Jelly Roll Strips
This is one of my favourite ways to use a jelly roll. It uses one jelly roll and is very simple to make. It results in an awesome looking quilt.
7. Checkerboard Tote Bag Tutorial
This one looks like it might be a lot of work sewing all those squares together. However, with some jelly roll strips using the bargello method it is super simple.
8. The 20 Minute Halloween Table Runner Using Jelly Roll Strips
This one doesn’t have to be made with Halloween colours, so you can make this for any occasion.
9. String Quilt Tutorial
Although this is technically not made with jelly roll strips, it definitely can be. These are my favourite quilts to make by far and a great way to use up all your strip scraps.
10. Jelly Roll Strip Cushion Cover
This is easier than it looks. Made from sewing 2½” strips together, it is quite quick to make. A great way to use up your left over jelly roll strips.
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Alanda Craft says
I would need to see an example of what you mean Ann. I haven’t come across this.
The ruler is so you can see the gage of the print on the fabric if there is one. 😉
I believe it shows you how large the print actually is in inches.
Quilting Gossip says
Love it thanks for sharing your tutorial
You are most welcome 🙂
Jan-Maree Warne says
I do Quilt As You Go due to painful arthritis. I have a Janome that is a quilting, sewing machine. I use a low loft polyester batting and when I used my walking foot it was harder to sew. Then I put my normal foot back on with a new quilting needle and it just glided through. Could you please tell me if I will damage my machine if I just use my normal foot? It’s just that I watch all your tutorials and you seem to know what you’re doing, and I say, good on you. Could you do some tutorials on QAYG?
Thank you for reading
Jan ( Warne )
It won’t damage your machine. The only reason we normally use a walking foot is that it feeds the layers through evenly but if your regular foot works better for you then by all means use it.
We do have some quilt as you go tutorials on the site. Just type ‘quilt as you go’ into the search field in the sidebar and it will bring them up for you.
Darlene Ball says
I love to sew/quilt…..by hand…I do not have a sewing machine…but sewing/needlepoint is a relaxing/stress aid for me, especially since my husband died…Could I make place mats or lap quilt from jellyrolls by hand?….someone told me I couldn’t…but will keep trying..
Alanda Craft says
Of course you can do these by hand. We prefer to use the machine but we know a number of people who prefer to hand sew. It will just take a little longer but the same process still applies.