With so many different methods and patterns available, it can be hard to keep up with the wide range of quilting knowledge; if you’re like us and need a little refresher every once in a while to keep everything straight in our minds (and don’t worry if you are), this one’s for you!
What we’re focusing on here is the jelly roll quilt. Jelly roll quilts are absolutely beautiful, but can be a little confusing, in terms of categorization. You see, “jelly roll” refers to the fabric that’s used, not the pattern of the actual quilt. Jelly roll fabric is pre-cut strips of varying sizes and colors, supplied to stores by the manufacturer. You can choose the color scheme and, since everything already goes together, you end up with a solid fabric base for your quilt. However, buying jelly roll fabric can sometimes be pretty expensive, so we’d like to shed light on the fact that you can create a jelly roll quilt (one made up of strips) using scrap fabric, so your final product is a fraction of the price!
A standard (and beautiful!) jelly roll
This faux jelly roll is made with scrap fabric!
A lovely jelly roll string block quilt…
…a leftover-fabric beauty!
Jelly roll creation:
A scrap sensation!