Just in time for Jelly Roll Day 2023, we're updating this post to include the latest faves too! We've added the latest quilt patterns/obsessions to the top of the list...
This post is aaaalll about one of our favorite precuts, the Jelly Roll. What is a Jelly Roll? Well, folks, a Jelly Roll is a precut package, featuring 40 or 42 (depending on manufacturer) strips of fabric from one line. Each strip is width of fabric (42-45") and 2.5" wide.
We'll be adding to this as we discover more wonderful Jelly Roll projects, but we feel like this is a great start! Without further ado, some of our favorite Jelly Roll projects, with links:
Phoebe Quilt. This was such fun to make – the blocks are made on point, so rotated to be made into diamonds instead of squares.
Stack and Flip Jelly Roll Quilt. This one taught Shannon the important lesson about alternating directions when sewing Jelly Rolls together – biasing is a thing, people! Again, it's not a pattern so much as a free how-to video.
Luna Quilt. What a fun quilt this one was to make, and with the dark blue background, it feels very dramatic!
Type It. This free project sheet from Moda is such a fun quilt, with a really fabulous effect. Pair any of our Jelly Rolls with a Jr. Jelly Roll (in either white or cream) and spend an afternoon sewing this top together.
Jelly Roll Twist. This free pattern pairs any Jelly Roll and any Charm Pack. We've seen ones made with the same line, or vastly different lines, and love them all!
Jelly Roll Race 2. There are so many iterations of this project, but we love the videos Missouri Star Quilt Company puts out. We've linked to the Jelly Roll Race 2 video, as that's the one Shannon made, but there are oodles of variations available. This isn't a pattern, per se, but a video showing how to make it, and it's free!
Hannah Quilt. Shannon has made oodles of these, and definitely sees more on the horizon. It's a fast quilt to put together, using a Jelly Roll and a bit of yardage.
Ivy Quilt. Pair a Jelly Roll with yardage, and you are on your way to making this gorgeous quilt!
Jelly Rainbow. The quilt that started this current obsession! It's a fun and pretty fast project, fabulous in a rainbow, but we've seen some in non-rainbow-focused lines that are stunning. Pattern is free from Ruby Star Society.
Jelly Roll Rug Guide. There simply wasn't enough time to make one of these before our Jelly Roll Day for 2022, but we'll for sure have one made up soon. What a gorgeous and different project, and this guide is free!