Monday, September 11, 2017

National Jelly Roll Day | Giveaway

Happy Monday!  Last Monday I posted about National Jelly Roll Day which will be this Saturday, September 16th! I'm definitely planning on working on a jelly roll quilt that day!  In celebration I'm giving away a jelly roll, but first...


Just a few thoughts on why I love jelly rolls so much!  Jelly Rolls are my second


favorite pre-cut (you just can't top a fat quarter bundle), but they are probably the most easily usable pre-cut.  You save a lot of time cutting by being able to use a jelly roll, and they are a lot easier to open up and work with than a bundle! 




My favorite jelly roll tip is to use a lint roller to get all of the little extra pieces of fabric off the edges.  It really does work (you can also use a lint roller to clean up your cutting table after doing a lot of cutting and trimming)!

Jelly rolls are fun to look at unopened, and easy to store in bins and containers when folded.  And...some of my favorite quilt designs use jelly rolls including: 



 My recent Porch Swing pattern pieced with The Front Porch fabrics...



 My Beachcomber quilt pieced with our Desert Bloom collection...



My County Fair quilt pieced with a variety of Bonnie & Camille jelly roll strips...



My Oasis quilt pattern pieced with  a jelly roll from our Valley collection...




My Happy Friday quilt pattern pieced from the Beach House collection by Kate Nelligan...


 My Anasazi pattern pieced from our Bright Sun collection...




And my Dreamin' pattern pieced from the Fig Tree collection Chestnut Street! Last week I had paper and PDF copies of my Dreamin' pattern on sale to celebrate, and this week my Happy Friday jelly roll pattern will be on sale for 5$ in both paper and PDF

Two of my favorite posts also feature tips and ideas for jelly roll sewing...be sure to visit my 10 Tips for Using Jelly Rolls post and my Scrap Quilts from Strips post for my favorite tips for sewing with these versatile strips.

Okay...now for the blog giveaway: to enter to win a new Moda jelly roll...just leave a comment telling me your favorite jelly roll sewing or storage tip--any tip related to jelly rolls or strip quilt sewing!  I'll announce the winner on Friday's post...thanks so much for stopping by!


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Becky said...

I like to store my jelly rolls on an open shelf so I can see them and enjoy how pretty they are. Like several of your patterns for jelly rolls patterns for jelly rolls

DahyaJan said...

I love jelly rolls....and fat quarters, and all precuts. Using a lint roll on the top of jelly rolls before opening is the best tip. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kleine Vingers said...

I'm not so sure if I love a jelly roll, I've only worked with left over strips from jelly rolls given by a friend and often the strips are not exactly 2,5 inch so I find you have to measure every strip.

Patty said...

Happy Jelly Roll Day. I use my leftover JR strips to make scrappy bindings.

Katherine said...

I don't have any tips because I've never used a jelly roll!

Frog Quilter said...

I Like to see my jelly rolls end to end and then sub cut into equal lengths. Makes a quilt top in a hurry.

Renea said...

I have bought only one jelly roll and it looks sew pretty sitting on my shelf that I have not even unrolled it. Sew no tips on useing jelly rolls as I have yet to sew anything with one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy E. said...

I am a jelly-roll lover too and am so excited about her upcoming birthday! My favorite tip is one I just recently read. It's to use a lint brush or roller to remove the extra lint built-up on the roll. Do this before unrolling, of course, and get both sides. It really makes a difference!

Sherry VF said...

If you are sewing several long strips from the roll, alternate the direction of sewing after adding a strip. This technique prevents a wave (swell) that forms when sewing all the strips together in one direction. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

I so enjoy making totes for gifts (and for me!) and my new favorite LOVE for Jelly Rolls is to use the leftover jelly roll strips as a scrappy lining! Very very fun!

Laura said...

I don't have any great tips, but I'm enjoying reading the ones others have left!

m said...

I leave them as they are and look at them every now and again until I finally decide what to do with them (buying impulsively...) :-)

Lynn Houle said...

I love using jelly rolls for scrappy bindings, they are so simple to do. Plus, they look so cute sitting on the shelf.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite jelly roll tip is to use the outside edge of the pinking when sewing your 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Judy H said...

I love just being able to sew all the strips together and come up with a simple baby/lap quilt. Quick and easy!

deb said...

I use them a lot for bindings - actually, they're almost ALL I use for bindings!

Kathy said...

Jelly rolls are great to make a quick piano key border if you need to make a quilt bigger. Your quilt are lovely! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Kimmy Boggs said...

I store my jelly rolls in a plastic sterilite container so all the fuzzies dont get all over my shelves.

Celeste Delostrinos said...

Use them -- don't just admire them sitting on your shelf. They're just as beautiful sewn up into a quilt, and it'll give you a reason to get another jelly roll if you use it up.

Betsy said...

I leave them wrapped until I can use them, I only have one so not many ideas here

Joyce Carter said...

I have never owned a jelly row so I don't have any tips to share.
All of your quilts are so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway.

Quiltblocksandmore said...

I've never used a jelly roll but I can see from all your beautiful quilts that they are very versatile. Lots of great tips here for when I do start to use them.

Tammy J said...

I've used only a few jelly rolls. I just love the variety in each one.

Christine Wiseman said...

I love jelly rolls because they give you a head start on your cutting prep. I store mine in a basket on a shelf in my sewing room. Love the quilts you show here! Thanks for the giveaway.

Rebecca said...

Since I've only made two JR quilts, I don't think I have any helpful tips. I held onto my first one for quite a while because I was afraid to use it. My best tip for getting started would be to find a pattern you like. After sewing my first one and seeing how much I liked the results, I was much more eager to open the next.

Rebecca said...

Oh--and I like to use leftover strips to make cute key fobs for friends.

Cissa K said...

I store my jelly rolls on a shelf, since they are so pretty to look at. I use them for scrap quilts, it is an economical way to get many fabrics that look great together without investing a lot of money. They are wonderful for comfort quilts, since most of the cutting is done for you. Any block that has a 6 pieces grid will finish at 12 inches; a 5 pieces grid will finish at 10 inches and so on, with the jelly roll. These are a popular size for block exchange in my bee. So it is easy to make multiple blocks with not so much cutting time. Thanks for the opportunity.

Bec said...

Use a lint roller to remove excess lint from the sides of the jelly roll before unrolling it and measure it to make sure it's 2.5" wide!

WA Mom said...

I just have a couple of jelly rolls so far, but they are so pretty on my shelves! Looking forward to sewing with them more (if I can take them down!). Thanks for your blog...love!

Carol W said...

Most of my jelly rolls are batiks. I store them, along with leftover strips, together in a large box so that it is easy to mix strips from different jelly rolls to create the color palette that I want.

T Holzer said...

I don't really have any jelly roll tips to share, but I've been using jelly rolls to make your Aubri bags instead of using the tumblers each time. Thanks for this chance!

Jill said...

I love to use jelly rolls for charity quilts!

Nancy Schaefer said...

Using print and white jelly rolls together makes easy nine patch. Alternate with solid white block to make a quick Irish Chain quilt.

Mickie Gurney said...

I love Jelly Rolls because one roll and a little background fabric make a decent size quilt in no time! I store mine in little bins so I can quickly find them. I sew them together in small batches, three or four strips together, then sew those units together, then you don't have to worry about getting a wave in the middle.

Barb said...

I have several (o.k.--quite a few jelly rolls) and have only used one so far making a dresden plate design which I really like. I really like looking at them stacked together; they are so pretty. I do plan on using them and have been looking at patterns to decide on my next project--maybe strip pieced butterflies!
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Carol Feye said...

Jelly Rolls are my favorite pre cut because I find it hard to cut a 2 1/2 " strip without it getting "wonky". I store my in a clear plastic bin, boring yes, but they are still visible and stay clean.

Rebecca said...

I love to take a jelly roll and then add a couple of strips from my fabric stash!!!! help me make it more mine in color and design.

sincerely yours said...

I love jelly rolls, too. The most fun our quilt group had with them was doing the "jelly roll race". We turned out lots of beautiful quilt tops at that retreat. As for storing; anything/or anywhere they're visible! Love seeing all those yummy coordinating fabrics!

Charlotte M. said...

One of my all time favorite quilts was made from a jelly roll of Sunkissed by Sweetwater from a Moda Bakeshop pattern. I love to buy jelly rolls so I can see all the fabrics in a line and then choose which ones I buy in yardage. I leave them out where I can look at them. People don't realize how much fabric there is in one. I made a whole quilt from a Fig Tree jelly roll, only needing fabric to add borders.

Tracy said...

I have loved using jelly rolls for strip piecing in between blocks and for bindings, saves on cutting! Love your patterns!

Chris said...

I have quite a few jelly rolls, they are my favorite precut! I store them in a clear storage box so that I can see them.

valentinegirl said...

My jelly roll tip is to iron out the center crease and make sure that any strips you have aren't cut wonky.....if they are, choose a pattern that sub cuts the length so that you can avoid a slightly convex or concave piece.

Nancy Pascoe said...

I like to sort the jelly roll fabrics and then hang them on a pasta drying rack before sewing them together. I'm no longer making pasta, but that rack is jelly roll friendly!

Barley h said...

I love to use jelly rolls for tube piecing. Cuts out so much time not having to cut all those 2.5 inch strips. Also great for quick binding.

Jane said...

I like to hand my opened jelly roll strips on plastic hangers.

Tiffany said...

I too, love using jelly roll strips for binding. 😊

Lori V said...

LOVE jelly rolls! I have a rattan suitcase piled high with most of them and many more stacked up beside!
Of course, there is always room for more!

Lorie Dale said...

I have been keeping my Kelly's rolls in a drawer but I am working in reorganizing my sewing room and plan on putting them in a shelf to see and 'remember' what I have��

Nails nails nails KM said...

Plastic bag from old duvet. Just store ready recycled itemLOL round, clear plastic so I can see what is inside! Every Jelly is good, you never know when you will use it!

Melanie Magnusson said...

I dread having to cut a bunch of 2 1/2" strips so I love that in a JR they are cut for me! Love your patterns and your fabrics.

Sally said...

My favorite jelly roll tip is using a lint roller on the edges before unrolling.

Kathy Richins said...

I like to use the scraps to make a matching pillow

rosemaryschild said...

As a new quilter- started quilting in 2016- I have yet to try jelly rolls- love your quilts & will have to try one! Thank you for sharing, Susan

Sorcha girl said...

Scrappy quilts are my favorites and Jelly Rolls make quick work of sewing the blocks. When I finish a quilting project I save all the scraps in 2 1/2 strips or squares to be used in another project. Thanks for all the tips I find in your blog, Sherri. clara-chandler@att.net

Michele said...

I store my jelly rolls in a stack so I can look at the beautiful colors for inspiration!

Jennifer said...

I love to use jelly rolls for "frames" around blocks, to add a funky element to the back, & to use left over ones for Scrappy bindings.

Jay Calder said...

use jellyrolls to make a quick quilt - no cutting!

chrisknits said...

I have none because I have never used one!! I was a quilter before they even "invented" jelly rolls, and stopped quilting for a time. I am eager to get one to try them out.

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I love my Bella junior to use for sashing strips... so fast and ready!!! Thank you.

Hildy said...

I love to use my leftover JR stripes to make a scrappy binding.

Kathy Porter-Cunningham said...

I recently purchased some jelly rolls from a quilter who was downsizing their stash and one of them is your bright sun fabric. I am eyeing your beachcomber pattern, just have to get a coordinating neutral. I like to keep mine out on display and agree the best tip is the lint roller. I have lint on me just checking the name of the fabric collection tomwrite this comment! Love your blog.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

I love jelly rolls right after FQ bundles, too! For straight strip sets, I have two methods of pressing that really work. First though, I line up the edges and hold the two strips together as they feed under the presser foot which keeps the bottom strip from feeding faster. I sew all of the strips beginning at the same end, not alternating directions. If I'm pressing the seams open, I run my fingernail down the seam, opening it fully as I go, and then press. If I'm pressing seams to one side, from the right side, I run my fingernail along the seam, opening it fully as I go, and then press. With these strategies combined, the strip sets are always straight.

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

I never use a jelly roll so it would be great to win one of them.

Andrea York said...

I love print jelly rolls too and always use a lint roller as you do.
My best tip is to look for solid color jelly rolls on sale-they can save you time when making blocks and binding.

Linda Menkes said...

I like to use jelly rolls in rail fence quilts.

Rina Mason said...

I look at my jelly rolls and let my mind play over the many quick quits I can make. When I finally decide what to make it's down and done.

Ellen Owens said...

My favorite jelly roll pattern is rail fence. I've also used a jelly roll for a folded log cabin wallhanging. I'll look forward to winning a jelly roll! Aloha!

Elaine said...

I tend to "store" them and enjoy them on my shelf because they are so pretty! When I do cut into them I absolutely LOVE how quickly they turn into a beautiful quilt! satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

Patty said...

I store mine in see through bins and they are adorable to pine at. I love using them for their simplicity. I can hammer out a quilt or mini quite quickly while working on other complex patterns that take longer.

Thanks for the shares of your favorite jelly roll quilts and the giveaway!

Brenda said...

I keep my jelly rolls on their side in a drawer so that when I open the drawer, I can enjoy all that loveliness. Now what I really need to do is USE some of them!

Forgiven said...

I opened my first jelly roll last week, but before I did, I used the lint roller. Wow, that's an important tip! I was glad to be spared the mess. My strips are ironed, sorted, and now I need to leave them behind for a week of travel. The suspense is killing me.

quilter said...

Pretty! You stole my tip- to clean with lint brush, it does help. Also I always cut off the selvage first. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Jeanye said...

Like many others, I store mine stacked on my shelves in my studio. I especially love putting pretty cake stands out to place them on. As far as a tip for sewing with them, again like several quilters have mentioned, I love using any leftover strips for scrappy bindings. Scrappy bindings are my favorite kind of binding! Thank you for the great post, tips and giveaway Sherri!

C Deety said...

I made my very first jelly roll race quilt 2 weeks ago...and I'm working on number 3 right now! I love how easy they are, no cutting, no worrying if the prints will go together ! Pretty my entire family is getting jelly roll quilts for Christmas this year!

Terri Ward said...

I like to use both a print and a tone-on-tone/single color jelly roll together to make a larger quilt design that adds some variety without having to make so many cuts!

Linda said...

Hi,love Jelly Rolls!When your Jelly Roll Quilt is finished use any scraps for a "Scrappy Binding". Thank You for sharing!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Afquilt said...

Love jelly rolls! Favorite tip - clean your machine frequently when working with them!

rowermom3 said...

I use the leftovers to make simple nine patch blocks for a very scrappy quilt someday.

Robby H. said...

Love the lint roller trick! I think the best jelly roll tip is two part. They are great for replacing cutting 2.5" strips which is challenging for me because I (and my matching arms) am short, BUT, check the pack before you start in to make sure they are straight. Adjustments to plans may be needed if they are not.
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minibea12 said...

I have not used a jelly roll. I like the hints given. Now when I do use a jelly roll, I am prepared to be successful and enjoy using one.
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Melissa said...

I have had problems with getting that "V" when cutting 2.5" strips. So thank goodness for the jelly roll! Saved my sanity. I currently store my pre-cuts in a dresser drawer that is exclusively used for fabric. When I first sewed with my jelly roll strips I didn't know to sew in opposite directions to avoid that rippling. I think I watched a video of Jenny Doan, and she said to sew long strips in opposite directions. Well as you can guess, it worked! While this isn't my idea, it is a tip that works perfectly.

Little Quiltsong said...

Loved seeing all of your Jelly Roll patterns. It also reminded me, that I've wanted to make Happy Friday quite a while ago. If and when I buy Jelly Rolls - I keep them in plain sight, and once opened - all unused portions get folded in half and placed in a basket. Love them for bindings and other scrappy projects.

Christine H said...

One tip I found when sewing strips is to change the direction you see them together in order to keep them from bowing. I really like the lint roller tip, too. Thanks!

KMSC said...

I've never seen with a jelly roll because I don't usually see a jeiiy roll pattern that I liked. However your patterns are very nice. I'll have to rethink this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan L. said...

Love your tip about using a lint roller! I always put my jelly rolls in small clear bags to keep them from getting lint all over everything. I can still see them clearly, & they won't get any other dust on them either.

Billy'sgirl said...

I love to display my jelly rolls on shelves where they can be seen and admired. I try to make sure they are not in the sun by keeping the shades pulled when the sun hits that area of the room, thus hopefully keeping them from fading. I also use the lint roller method when I open the roll to avoid that cascade of lint.

kris said...

I've only ever seen with 1 jelly roll, but it made my postage stamp quilt so easy!

Angie&Gary Short said...

I don't really have any tips. I really love jellyrolls. Your jellyrolls quilts are awesome!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Mona Phelps said...

I love jelly rolls - I have used them for binding, to make quilts, and to make key fobs. They are the perfect width!

Micki Turk said...

I love jelly rolls, they are so pretty, hard to open! Really need to do a project!

Alicia said...

I like working with jelly rolls, they save so much cutting time. I store mine in plastic tubs and love looking at them. I like your Oasis quilt pattern.

Rebecca Peterson said...

I always use my leftover strips as scrappy bindings! They are perfect!! Thank you for making such gorgeous fabric!

Rhonda Storey said...

I purchased plastic strip bin containers from Missiouri Star Quilt Company. They are great for storing open jellyrolls or keeping up with leftover, unused strips.

Andrea Valle said...

I like to use the leftover strips and scraps for a scrappy border.

Jenhixon said...

I only have one jelly roll and no tips...I really love to look at them though. They're just fun πŸ’–πŸ’–

Leslie said...

A simple quilt ... just sew them end to end and cut apart, staggering the seams !

Cathy Toadvine said...

I take a hand held vacuum to remove lint from jelly roll before opening.

Janet said...

I've never used a jelly roll precut before so I have no tips. I like to sew from my stash but I always love to add new Moda fabrics to it Thanks for the chance!

Esther Grimes said...

I like to cut letters or shapes out of my leftover strips, glue them on to burlap, and make a banner to hang on my wall (and distract from my tv cords).

janice said...

I have my jelly rolls stacked in an old step back cupboard on a shelf.

Leslie Miller said...

Last Christmas I made several table runners for family and friends. The most fun was finding rolls without Christmas designs but instead colors so they were easier to keep on tables a little longer.

Quilting Tangent said...

Sew the strips opposite direction with each pass. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Wendy Burkhouse said...

My favorite jelly roll tip is OPEN THE ROLL. I see so many people buy them and then just let them sit on the shelf. You can do so many adorable patterns with these pre-cut strips (not to mention the cutting time they save).

Minerva Huhn said...

Oh, storage tip? Put two on a shelf .

and hope for "buy two, get more (if it happens with guinea pigs, why not with fabric?��)... greetings, minerva

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swakins said...

My favorite jelly roll 'tip' of sorts is that when sewing the full length of the strip I start in the center and stitch towards the selvage, then go back to the center and stitch to the other selvage.

Unknown said...

I'm a new quilter so I don't have a lot of stash yet. I wanted to make a scrappy quilt so I purchased a few jelly rolls (one was your Valley line) to mix and match! They are great for a scrappy look since you get a little bit of a bunch of different prints. Thanks for the chance to win!

Joe and Jocelyn said...

Jelly rolls are my absolute favorite precuts, so I like to store them in an open basket on my fabric shelf. Quick rail fence quilts are easy for last minute baby quilt gifts!

Norma Harvey said...

Love jelly rolls! Looking forward to making my displaced niece a quilt using a bright and cheery roll!

Kim M. said...

I don't really store jelly rolls. I use them pretty much right after I get them because they are such fun to work with and there are lots of blocks that can be made using them.

mamadevlin said...

I love using pre-cuts and jelly rolls are so much fun! They are great for quick and easy baby quilts. I like using my leftover peices for binding.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Becky said...

Since I had trouble in the past with jelly rolls not being cut accurately I started marking 2-1/4" to the left of my needle as a guide for those first seams.

patricia said...

I just have a few but they make a basket look so very nice!

Debra B. said...

I love jelly rolls and other pre-cuts. Sometimes I will print off from a website the thumbnail picture of the whole line of fabrics in the jelly roll I've purchased. So I can plan my layout easier without having to unwind my jelly roll before I'm ready to use it. Thank you for a chance to win!

Jill said...

This sounds like a lot of other Quilter's here, but I love to place mine out on the open, stacking, on top of each other, on fat quarters, side by side. Any way and place I can show them off. Your blog is my favorite and I can't wait each day to read the next one. Thanks for all you do for us.

PegP said...

I guess my tip would just be to use them! I know they look so pretty on our shelves, but go ahead and break 'em open and have fun!

Unknown said...

I love jelly rolls, they are my favorite precut. I don't have a tip, but I would love to win!

Liz F said...

My tip would be to check the actual measurement of your jelly roll strips before you start your project. I recently made a strip pieced Christmas tree skirt and sewed a quarter inch seam but ended up with slightly larger strip sets than I needed. This may or may not make a difference depending on what pattern you're using.

ktcling said...

JR strips make the *perfect* bindings! Especially if you are going for the scrappy look.

ganote 5 said...

Just recently started quilting with my mom. First quilt I made was a strip quilt. Loved it - and so easy!

Deb in Oregon said...

I have the largest drawer units (heavy plastic) I could find, several - and those are where I store all my pre cuts. As a quilter of well over 40 years, I have had LOTS of scraps from projects, and have cut everything up into 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3" (strips & pieces are stored together), charms, layer cakes and odd sized small scraps. Each requires several drawers, but all are ready to go, ironed and ready to sew into my next scrappy quilt, which makes it easy to just start sewing. Must admit I've only ever purchased charm squares & yardage - only just recently purchased 2 layer cakes (those haven't even arrived yet!), and never purchased a jelly roll, but have been very tempted! Thanks for the opportunity to win what may be my very first jelly roll! Deb E / Oregon mdenders@msn.com

Steven and Ginger said...

I like to starch the strips really well when I am sewing strip sets, especially for a lone star quilt! πŸ˜€

Margaret Lippert said...

I currently store mine in a semi clear tote.They are on their side against the side of the tote so I can see the colors without having to open the tote. Easy to find which color I want to use, generally I have yardage that match inside holding them up. Find color want and only have to open one tote.

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I storage my jelly rolls unrolled in a special box.

Maggie Leibhart said...

I like to add solid colors from my stash to compliment those beautiful designs Thanks for the giveaway

Susan Overstreet said...

I love using jelly rolls to make log cabin blocks. They go fast since the strips are already cut.

Donna said...

I love jelly rolls but most if the time there are white strips in a jelly roll that I don't use in my quilt so I am saving them up to use together with as low volume fabrics against a dark background some day.

Lori said...

Well, since I'm a "fabric collector", jelly rolls are a must, to round out the collection.

Mary said...

I love using jelly rolls! My tip is for if you have grandkids. If you like to admire the jelly roll all wound up and beautiful, don't let your grandkids near them as they will unroll them and you'll never get it back to its original wound-up beauty! On the other hand, if you need to keep your grandchild occupied a jelly roll can keep them busy for a while unrolling, arranging and rearranging, etc. If they are old enough they just might be the start of their first sewing project. Then you can go buy more!

Pam McDonald said...

My first fun with a Jelly Roll was the Jelly Roll Race. That was fun :) I am actually doing a Log Cabin Variation in 30's right now. I like to store my Jelly Rolls in a plastic bins.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

I like to stack my rolls in a see-thru storage box (shoe-box size) and place them on my shelf in the sewing room. It's always inspiring to see them. I love your tip of using a roller for the lint and strings!

T said...

Jelly rolls make the best gifts for quilters! They are a quick project, beautiful colors, adorably packaged if you don't have time for gift bag! And not a huge commitment of fabric. What more could ask for!

Faye Gareau said...

I love jelly rolls, both to display & to use! My tip is to choose either the peak or the valley of the pinked edge to line up with the 1/4" mark & be consistent throughout your project.

Janet said...

I tend to agree with those who said "use them" is the best tip! I do tend to hoard my precuts! There are so many wonderful patterns out there just waiting! Love the lint roller idea.

Mary Lou said...

Love Jelly rolls for scrappy binding ! Thx for the giveaway - can't have too many!

Sara Wright said...

I love olives flower market!

Sandi James said...

My favorite tip is to make sure you always take one on a quilt retreat no matter how many other projects you plan to work on. If you het bored or stuck on a prpject, bust open that JR for immediate gratification

lissa said...

My tip is to use A Quilting Life Patterns. They are awesome!!

Barbara said...

A jelly roll and some background fabric and you have a wonderful quilt. Break it open!!

Rilene said...

I love to leave jelly rolls out where I can see them. This way I`m inspired to think about what pattern I could make with them. If I store a jelly roll, I forget about it!

June Smith said...

My tip is that Jelly Rolls make a fast & easy Quilt!

quiltercds said...

I love all precuts especially jelly rolls. They are fun to look at and use to decorate your sewing room. I do enjoy using jellyrolls to make the jellyroll race quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

I stack mine on top of the yardage that I plan to use with them. I am not a regular JR user so I like to be able to see my future project for inspiration.
I saw a hint the other day on IG to use a lint roller on the edges before you open the roll to reduce lint. I'll be trying that on my next project;-)

Chloe'sCreations said...

I've never used a jelly roll but I want to so bad! This would start my business up great! Will be great for my upcoming stall sale �� I hand sew and constantly losing my needles so my best tip is to just pin it to your sleeve while your busy wth something else! :)

Becky said...

If I'm sewing the strips side by side, I stitch each one in the opposite direction so the piece doesn't curve. And I keep the lint roller handy!

Denise T said...

Making a half-square triangle by sewing 2 strips together!!

carolann said...

I like your tip about using a lint roller on the edges of jelly rolls. Great way to prevent lots of shedding!

Cherilyn said...

I store my jellyroll with the pattern I want to use and the background fabric in a clear plastic shoe box. Your fabric lines are so pretty! Happy national Jellyroll day!

Ruth Meyers said...

I love jelly rolls for making a speedy quilt and for scrappy bindings. Everyday is a Happy Jelly Roll Day! :)

Jacklynn Grimm said...

Besides being pretty to look at, jelly rolls are handy for binding, or borders for mini quilts. I have also cut up a few loose strips into 2.5 inch blocks for making one inch hexies. Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven@netzeto.com

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I love storing jelly rolls out in the open so I can look at them! Thanks for the giveaway.

Judy said...

I was going to mention the sticky roller trick, but it's in your picture! I love jelly rolls; I've made several quilts with them.

Jennifer S said...

I love using jelly rolls for making fabric flowers. They are the perfect precut! I use a dust buster and vacuum the extra long off mine ;)

Marie Chat said...

I have often sewn with jelly roll strips. One thing I've done with the various pieces left from the jelly roll strips is to make a piano key full or partial border. Also of course they're great to add in string quilts. This is a great precut! Thanks!

Kaye M said...

I have never sewn with a jelly roll as I am trying to use up my stash. I enjoyed reading the tips so when i do buy one i'll know to measure to check for accuracy and to press out the fold! tkmattson@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

Your tip about using the lint roller is great. Love the pictures you show of your jelly roll quilts.

Alex Weatherbee said...

I store my jelly rolls with the pattern and extra fabric (background, border, binding, etc) in a plastic project box so it's all together. I also use a lint roller on the edges before unrolling them. I love precuts! They are the perfect way to get a *coordinated* scrappy look with 40 (+\-) beautiful fabrics.

Unknown said...

Jelly Rolls are my favorite pre-cut! I'm relatively new to quilting, so the variety of colors and patterns in a single rolls makes up for the fact that I don't have a huge stash. Also, since I'm not great at cutting, it makes my piecing so much more accurate. My only hint is to open it immediately so you are able to use them at a moments notice. I'm not afraid to use one strip if I need it if the jelly roll has already been opened!

Sewbig said...

Currently using a jelly roll as sashing for two I spy baby play mats. I use the leftover pieces to make a scrappy binding for these quilts.

Said With Love said...

I love Jelly Rolls! If the pattern doesn't use all of the strips I store the leftovers hanging from a bulldog clip - they hang nicely from a hook, dont take up much room and you can easily see which prints you still have πŸ˜€

Mary Beth said...

No tips to share, but I do like the versatility of Jellyrolls.

Abigail Morrison said...

My favorite jelly roll tip is to have a small plastic container/box and put the jellyroll, a cute coordinating backing fabric, and the chosen pattern for the jelly roll all together, that way, you remember what you want to do with it and have a backing piece when you need it. Plus, if you change your mind about the pattern, and you need to use the "backing fabric" for borders or as a large block, you have it available and can get another fabric for the back. (And you get more fabric)

KathleenD said...

I haven't used many jelly rolls yet. I did use most of one in a pattern made for layer cakes. It came out very nice! I've also used JR strips for binding, which was wonderful.

M.W. said...

Before opening go over both sides with a lint roller. Makes for cleaner floor and you. Lol

Mary Howland said...

My storage tip is not to store them. Put one in a bowl or a couple on a pretty plate as it perks up the room with color and encourages me to finish up the chores so I can sew.

Sarah@123quilt said...

I use a lint roller too! That's got to be my favorite tip for working with jelly rolls. Thanks for the chance to win!

Pamela Peeps said...

They are beautiful all bundled up, but even better sewn into something fun. Be brave, open up the roll and sew away. I made the cutest Halloween runner with a jelly roll. They cut down on your sewing time and lets you get right to the fun part of sewing.

Karen Granoff said...

I love to use jelly rolls for scrappy bindings.

Shelly Watson said...

I like to use the jelly rolls for bindings. thank you for the the tip of lint roller - I am definately going to try that one.

SW said...

A solid color jelly roll is great for picture framing quilt blocks and binding. Saves lots of cutting time.

Lisa Garber said...

I keep my Jelly rolls in stacks. If the plastic covering is still on them I keep it on until I am ready to use. I will definitely try the lint roller next time on the unwrapped ones!

Katiekates54@gmail.com said...

After I open a jelly roll I find it difficult to view all the beautiful patterns. My daughter gave me some hanger clips which she had purchased but did not work for her purpose. So now after opening a jelly roll I use those which hang to view my colors and patterns in a jelly roll. It could not be better suited- works great! It also works very well if you have left over fabric from a quilt as it's very easy to locate rather than hunting for in your stash the entire day.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I love Jelly rolls. I am quite a few squirreled away, I should pull them out and make every quilt you have shared here!
I like the lint remover tip.
I have made a chair cover using 2.5 inch squares and making crosses intersecting.
Fabric collections are so nice to have. They give you a chance to use a little bit of some fabric you might not be mad nuts about.
Thank you always for your wonderful give aways. I love reading all of the comments and such happy thoughts shared

Patti said...

Jelly rolls are SO pretty when sitting on a shelf that you can use them to decorate your sewing room! But, I think it's better to use your jelly roll so a quick tip if you don't have a lot of time is to do a Quilt-as-you-go technique and make a table runner! Then you can enjoy your jelly roll even more!

Mary Bolton said...

I've only purchased one! and it went into a quilt right away.

Teresa said...

I Love jelly rolls!! I don't have a lot of time to sew as I am a full time teacher. They are quick to use because they are color coordinated and precut. I like to use them in table runners.

The Stack Family said...

I love storing them on a shelf so I can look at all the pretty colors! They are all on display so I can find which one would go best with my new favorite pattern (which changes all the time)! I love jelly rolls because they're easy to work with. In fact, I'm making quilts to sell to help fund our upcoming adoption!

Janet Archer said...

Jelly rolls are so beautiful, Just bought my very first one, ready to make a quilt with it.

Karen said...

I like to hang my jelly rolls on a dowel that is hung on the wall so I can smile every time I see them.

Linda Nelson said...

Storage tip...I love them so much, I keep them on my shelf (out of the sun!) and admire them! The last one I had I made a shower curtain...beauty in the bathroom!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

KimB said...

As I consider how to use jelly roll strips in a pattern, I like to lay them over the rungs of an old farm ladder leaning against the wall of the room where I sew. I get to enjoy them while keeping them organized.

Allison said...

I love jelly rolls! But I have a hard time opening them up, they're so pretty!

Betty said...

My favorite jelly roll quilt so far is a strip pieced hexagon pattern. It made an adorable baby quilt!

Ms.Angie said...

I have awesome decorative wooden boxes that I like to store my fabric in - I can still see the fabric but it keeps them safe. My craft room is a work in progress!

wendy said...

I have only used a Jelly Roll on one quilt but it was fun and turned out cute. JR's make a quick and cute baby quilt if you don't have a lot of time. Thanks!

Sewgirl said...

I like to collect ideas from Pinterest for using Jelly Rolls...just haven't had the courage to break one open yet! I was reading about someone that sometimes buys two, one to use and one to look at...ahh to have that luxury!!

Jch said...

I never realized how important it is when joining multiple strips, to make sure and sew in one in the opposite direction so that the pieces will lay flat, and not deviate in direction.

Marie Atkinson said...

Jelly rolls are such a cute thing to sdecorate your sewing space with but even more fun to whip up a quick quilt with

Kristy said...

Hi Sherry, My favorite jelly roll tip is to use my Bernina Walking Foot on my machine when I am sewing those long strips together to keep from getting that rainbow effect on the sewn pieces. Thanks for the chance, Kristy soardkgatfusedotnet

Becky said...

Storing them so you can see all the beautiful colors is a must 😊 One of the reasons I love jelly rolls is they are beautiful before turning them into a quilt.

Steph said...

I love using leftover strips for binding ..store flat and they are easy to use!

legato1958 said...

A favorite pattern is cherry Tree Lane by Aqua Paisley Studio.
Susie

CYNTHIA said...

I never know what to do with the leftover strips. I like the idea of keeping them in containers by designer or theme. But my favorite idea for using them is to use them for a scrappy binding! Great idea!!! Thanks!!

Cheryl@home stitching said...

Like to keep my jelly roll strips in a drawer. They are easy to find and easy to use. Love them for adding variety to what I am making.

shellie purcell said...

Having the Jelly Rolls on a shelf right at eye level is the best ways to store them. No need to hide all that cuteness!

Sarah J said...

I love the idea of using solid jelly rolls for sashing!

Yvonne W said...

I like using jelly rolls for quilt as you go projects , and I use the left overs ( if any) for bags, purses and pouches.

Doreen said...

I haven't used a jelly roll yet because I like to used the scraps I have on hand. However, I use a lot of 2 1/2" strips I've cut myself in quilts and binding, so a jelly roll would be wonderful to win. Some new fabric!!!

Lee said...

I like to stack them on my sewing shelf to view~ I love this precut! Great projects - thank you~!

Barbara said...

I love JR's as decorations, and quick strip tubing Thanks Sherri! Barbara G.

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