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Use those jelly rolls you've been saving in your stash with this collection of over one-hundred free jelly roll quilt patterns gathered from all over the web! So, what is a jelly roll? If you're not familiar with the term, it's a bundle of about 40 fabric strips, each measuring 2.5 inch wide and 40 to 45 inches long. These strips are then rolled into a bundle that resembles a jelly roll cake. The term "jelly roll" originated with Moda Fabrics, but other fabric companies may have their own version of the jelly roll and may call them something different.
And what's great about using jelly rolls and other pre-cut quilting fabrics is that the measuring and cutting is already done for you, which means you can go straight to quilting. They can also be a great time saver when you need to make a quilt fast (like for a quick gift). Plus, as with all pre-cuts, you'll be assured that your fabric pieces have been cut accurately. A jelly roll can also be a great way to sample fabrics from a single collection. And since the fabric pieces do come from the same collection, their colors and patterns will automatically coordinate.
And since jelly rolls with pinked edges can produce a lot of lint, before removing the strips from their packaging, run a lint roller along the raw edges of the roll. This will help prevent lint fuzzies from getting all over everything. Also, press your strips before using them to remove wrinkles.
Leave your jelly roll strips long or cut them down into squares, smaller rectangles, or triangles. And you can save your leftover strips for scrappy binding for future projects. And if you're leaving your strips long, here's a great tip to keep your strips from bowing and to ensure your seams come out straight and accurate: With each strip you add, change the side from which you start to sew your seam. For example, sew the first two strips together. Then add the next strip, sewing from the bottom of the fabric piece to the top. Then add the next strip sewing from top to bottom.
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