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Thursday, January 03, 2008



I've never even heard of jelly rolls much less used one! But I bet yours will turn out beautifully. The colors look nice.


I have never used jelly rolls, only charm packs. I am looking forward to you sharing your creations!


I have seen these jelly rolls, but I didn't know what they were called. I didn't even discover charm packs till just a few months ago, so I've never bought or used either one. I can't wait to see your quilts!


Charm packs?! Oh my! I am feeling ignorant. :-)


I'm with you, Bet. I haven't a clue what either jelly rolls or charm packs are! Deb, you'll have to post some pictures, so the uninformed in your audience will have some idea what you're talking about! :)


Hi Deb,
Wow, I am in the dark on this quilting thing. Will one jelly roll make one quilt? I am excited to see lots of pic's. Maybe this is a quilt I could attempt to make :)


I've seen jelly rolls in my local fabric store, but I didn't know what one would do with them. Now I know! They seem expensive to me, does one make a whole quilt? I'm thinking, that if they made a whole quilt, then it probably is comparable to the cost of buying enough fabric for a quilt. I can't wait to see your projects!


I have never used a jelly roll. Looks like fun!


Low in calories, that's for sure!!!! :-)


Okay, to answer some questions...a jelly roll is rolled up strips of fabric. There are about 40 strips of varied fabrics that are 2 1/2 inches wide, and yes, you can make a whole quilt with one. (Rhonda, those are two jelly rolls in the picture, so that's what they look like not opened yet.)

The one that I am starting (Roman Holiday) will equal a size 50" x 62" quilt. I will still need to purchase the borders (about 2 yds) and backing (about 4 yds) and of course the batting. So the cost of the jelly roll covers all the material that makes up the main quilt but not everything.

I thought jelly rolls were a little on the expensive side, too, at $30 a roll. One shop this week had a buy-4-and-get-1-free sale. But I didn't spend $120 for 4 rolls at one shot, although maybe that's a great deal if you make a lot of quilts and want all the strips already cut. Mine were $15 each which I thought was doable.

There are many different books with various patterns to go by, although I'm sure you could also make up your own.

Charm packs are pre-cut 5" squares of fabric that you can buy for table runners, or whatever. Here's a link to see what some would look like:

Hope that helps with some of the questions. I'll post pictures once I get started.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

I got the Roman Holiday jelly roll when it was half price at Fat Quarter Shop. It's my first jelly roll. I'm looking forward to doing something with it.

Courtney, Jer.33:3

OK.......((giggle))......I must admit that I thought you were actually talking about an edible low-fat jelly roll........It wasn't until the end of the 2nd/first of third paragraph that I finally realized that you were talking about quilting. :)

P.S. No, the picture didn't even help this poor blonde. :)

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