Want to make your own? First, gather your supplies! You will need:
Okay, keep in mind I am not an expert at quilting. If you want to learn more about quilting, there are lots of great websites that will help you improve your skills. That said, this is a simple quilt that is great even for the beginner quilter.
These instructions will give you a 42 inch by 76 inch quilt.
For this quilt, use 1/4 inch seam allowances. It is important that you measure and cut precisely, and use the correct seam allowance. If you’re off, it throws the whole quilt off. Also, make sure to press your seams open. Yes, all of them. I sometimes took the picture before pressing. Don’t use that as an excuse not to press!
From your jelly roll, cut 165 strips that are 6.5 inches long. Since your jelly roll was already 2.5 inches wide, this will give you 165 rectangles that measure 2.5 by 6.5 inches.
From your border fabric, cut two pieces 5 inches by 30 inches, and two more pieces 6 inches by 76 inches.
Cut your backing piece and your batting to 42 inches by 76 inches (each piece should be the same size. If you prefer, you can wait until your top piece is done, and use that as a guide).
And now it’s time to sew!
First, make your quilt blocks. Sew three strips together along the long edge. Repeat until you have 55 blocks.
Sew your blocks together into rows of five blocks, alternating which direction the strips are going. You also need to alternate which way the starting block faces on each row. For example, in the first row below, the first block is horizontal, and in the second row, the first block is vertical. You should have 11 rows of five blocks each.
Hip, Hip, HOORAY for Jelly Rolls! I love pre-cuts and Jelly Rolls are some of my fav! Layer Cakes, Charm Packs and Candy Squares are some of the incredible pre-cuts you can find. The benefit of sewing with these wonderful time savers is that they are made of an entire fabric line and are all cut for you so it saves you ooooodles of time! The Ribbon Retreat also sells another entirely too cute pre-cut called Little Fatties, cutest name ever…right?!?, which is a bundle of Fat Quarters cut out of our gorgeous fabric lines. All of these pre-cuts are way too fun and a sewer’s best friend!
Thank you Terra for sharing this gorgeous and bright Jelly Roll quilt with us. Every time I glance at this quilt I get Summer fever bad! To see more of Terra’s fun and FABulous creations, visit her at mama says sew to find Clothing, Accessories, and Home Decor tutorials galore!
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Happy Creating & Happy Quilts!