Jelly Rolls are a great way to make a fast, fun, and easy strip quilt. Even beginners can whip out a quilt easily. Strip quilting is one of my favorite methods of making a quilt.
I like to buy Jelly Rolls online and at quilt shows, although at quilt shows all fabric can be really expensive but lets face it, fabric looks so pretty at a quilt show and it’s very hard to resist.
I like to cut strips of fabric out of small bits of left over fabric. I have 3 drawers and separate different strip widths so I’m always ready to go.
Here’s a traditional Irish Chain quilt I made from my strip drawer. I just love scrappy quilts. The finished quilt here I call my “pride and joy”, it’s by far my favorite quilt, seeing it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. This quilt lives on the back of my couch and my kids are always snuggling with it. I used flannel on the back, so the quilt is extra warm.
Surprisingly the scrappy Irish Chain quilt above was extremely easy to make. The pattern is from Blanche Young’s book, Tradition with a Twist, which is one of my MUST have books. I’ve probably made at least 10 quilts from this book. Last year I made the mistake of loaning my book to a person I really didn’t know very well and they kept my book! I ended up picking up another copy.
Here’s a list of free jelly roll patterns.
- Renaissance Waves from Moda – This is a GORGEOUS quilt!
- Aunt Polly’s Porch from Moda
- French General Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern.
- Etching’s Quilt
- Cheddar & Blue Quilt Pattern
- Cowboy Up – This is a great western themed jelly roll quilt pattern from Moda! Of course you can use any theme of fabric.
- 30’s Barn Raising – A nice old fashioned looking quilt pattern using one jelly roll and 1.5 years of background fabric.
- Another beautiful quilt pattern from Moda, which uses one Jelly Roll plus background fabric, and an additional fabric for sashing, border, and binding. This one is called Eydie A’s Jelly Quilt.
- Uncle Sam’s Quilt measures 60″ x 45″. This is a beautiful Americana themed quilt.
- Colorful Diamond Lattice
- Cross Terrain Quilt – This quilt requires one jelly roll and two yards of a contrasting background. This looks like a very traditional quilt. If you love old fashioned quilts, then you will probably like this pattern.
- Summer Sleepover Quilt
- Strawberry Marmalade Quilt Pattern
- 1934 Nine Patch – This is a great pattern for anyone who loves old fashioned looking quilts (which happen to be my favorite).
- Summer Squares Quilt – This quilt has a small amount of applique. This is a bright and fun quilt pattern, perfect for little girls.
- Wild Rose Postage Stamp Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern
- Strip Twist
- Hugs & Kisses
- Boxy Stars
- Chain of Faith
- Cabin in the Hills
- Road to California
- Charm Tote Bag
- Jelly Roll 1600 Quilt Pattern – This is about as simple as a quilt can get. Here’s another variation of this simple strip quilt.
- Colorful Jelly Roll Quilt
- Sugar Pop N Change Quilt
- Squaredy Cat Quilt
- Here’s a rag quilt which uses a jelly roll. If you are in a hurry, this would be a fast project because it doesn’t require much quilting. This one is called Shabby Spring Quilt.
- Braided Irish Chain Quilt. This quilt requires more than one jelly roll!
- This free jelly roll pattern is for a woven jelly roll rug! How fun!
- Jelly Roll floor pillows
Here are some more Jelly Roll Patterns, but sadly, they aren’t free.
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