My picture today is of my every first Jelly Roll Quilt … it’s technically called a Jelly Roll Race Quilt but since I’m not racing anyone it seems kinda weird to call it that.
I used the Deb Strain Cherish Nature by Moda Fabric on my first Jelly Roll Quilt and I followed the instructions exactly … but on the rest thereafter I made small changes each time. (I’ve had that Jelly Roll for over four years … it was on my shelf waiting for me to use it. It’s no longer available … yes I googled it.)
I’m happy to say I’ve filmed a video on how to make the quilt top … it took a couple days and a couple different cameras (iPad on one side of the room and camera on the other) … it’s not the best video I’ve produced but I think it explains it very simply (no shortcuts). I’ll be posting the video over on Chic n Scratch because that is the channel where I have all my videos ….but I’ll link it over here as well.
I started with the Jelly Roll Quilt because you can get it done in less than four hours (and you don’t have to get up from your sewing machine unless you want to). But I will warn you of one thing … be mindful of the Jelly Roll you purchase! In fact go ahead and buy your backing fabric right then and there! You’ll need 4.5 yards if you use the same fabric for your backing and binding. If you’re not using the same you’ll need 4.25 for backing and 1/2 yard for binding …. to be safe.
In the papercrafting industry things come and go but they’re usually around for a while … with fabric … it’s almost impossible to find it once it’s gone. If you like it …buy it and don’t hesitate or it will be gone. The Mixed Bag Quilt from last week … I am faced with that dilemma …. the yardage fabric is gone and finding a red to match the red is not an easy task! I bought two of those Layer Cakes …. so now I’m faced with what do I do? (I have an idea …but we shall see.)
I have several Jelly Roll quilts to share with you …because they are quick and simple …. meaning once you are at the sewing machine you never have to get up. But they won’t be totally finished until I get them back from my longarm quilter (so you’ll see them again).
I will try to get the video posted later today.