Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today I’m sharing my jelly roll rug in Clover Hollow. I’ll be taking this beautiful rug to Portland to use in our booth at International Quilt Market next week. My good friend Gail made this for our booth this past week and gave me some of her thoughts and tips on sewing this project.
The Jelly Roll rug is made from this pattern. The pattern comes in paper and PDF with a second pattern available for a rectangular rug. I am definitely going to make the rectangular version after Quilt Market.
The rug is just so beautiful–I might have a hard time standing on it in the booth! This is the second Jelly Roll Rug Gail has made, so she had a few thoughts on the process. You can use batting scraps for your rug, but you’ll need to sew them together according to the pattern directions. Or you can purchase this pre-cut package of batting on a roll. The packaged batting is cut to the width you need; however, you will need two packages for one rug.
Since Gail made her first rug using her batting scraps and my rug using the pre-packaged batting we were able to compare the two rugs. Gail pointed out that the first rug was a little more sturdy or substantial because the Warm and natural batting she used was a bit thicker than the batting used in my rug.
However, she said it was very much easier making my rug with the batting on a roll! So if you are looking for a heavier rug I would suggest using your own batting scraps. And if you are looking to make the rug construction much easier and faster, choose the batting on a roll.
Tips for Making a Jelly Roll Rug
- Use your favorite jelly roll or cut 2 ½″ strips from your scraps
- Use batting scraps for a “heftier” rug or purchase pre-cut batting on a roll for ease of construction
- Follow pattern directions for construction helps and tips
This jelly roll rug is a great project to use with your favorite jelly roll or with left-over jelly roll strips. When you first see this rug in person you will not only want to make one, but several! I can easily imagine a Christmas version and seasonal versions to change out throughout the year (that will make them last longer as well)! I’m definitely going to have to update my 10 Tips for Using Jelly Rolls post to add in “make a Jelly Roll rug!”
What about you? Have you made a jelly roll rug yet?
I can’t wait to make my first one! Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
The rug is really pretty in your fabrics and what a great idea to use it in your booth.
Dondi M says
I wouldn’t want to stand on anything this adorable either! Maybe if I made it without any whites…Just so cute!
Monica Kostak says
The sewing shop where i attend the first Saturday of the month sewing club had the pattern and material to make one of these rugs-in fact, i think they are having a class this month on it. I’ll need to read up on this but know i won’t be able to attend the class since it’s during a work week. I think the Fat Quarter Shop is going to have you tube on it so I’ll check it out then. 🙂 Thanks for sharing it sure looks nice with your fabric. I would be afraid to use it as a rug and know the cats will love it too. haha
I’ve definitely been wanting to try making one of these. I might add it to my summer project list. I’m already thinking that it might help me use up some batting scraps and I certainly have plenty of fabric around, so that wouldn’t be an issue. I really love the colors in this one of yours!
Can these rugs be cleaned?
Yes, they can be washed since everything is 100% cotton. There may be some slight shrinkage as when you wash a quilt.
Teresa Evenhouse says
I’ve made two jelly roll rugs so far! They are beautiful for sure, and so fun to make as well. I love the colors in yours!
Jo Anne says
So, I tried the link to the pattern and it comes up not found.
I just fixed the link…thank you for letting me know!
Jo Anne says
You’re most welcome!
jackie hubert says
Hi Sherry: I have not been able to print the pattern for the May quilt along. I thinkk you may have left out the link to print it. Could you please advise? Thanx, Jackie hubert
The link is on the May 3rd post and appears to be working. If you still have trouble, please email me and I’ll send you the PDF.
Beautiful colors of that rug!! I think you could use it on the counter top instead of the floor. It’s much too pretty to walk on. Just sayin’
Melissa White says
I just purchased the pattern for this awesome project… I am really excited to get started … but I don’t get it… I know I am going to smack my forehead when I do … is there maybe a video/tutorial? I am truly sorry.
Fat Quarter Shop is posting a video tutorial this Friday I believe!
About how long did it take to make it using the pre-packaged strips?
I really think you could do it in a day using the pre-packaged strips. Or also in a day if you have everything sewn together ready to start.