Sewing Jelly Rolls: Challenge Accepted!

We Celebrate Jelly Roll Day

Happy National Sew a Jelly Roll Day to you!

The editors and designers at The Quilting Company have been gearing up for this event for a few weeks after having chosen jelly rolls from Moda’s upcoming collections, just as we did last year.

 Jelly rolls from Moda all ready for the 2018 National Sew a Jelly Roll Day

Jelly rolls from Moda all ready for the 2018 National Sew a Jelly Roll Day

This year, though, we added a new twist: we all have to make patterns included in the November/December 2018 issue of Quilting Quickly, which is our magazine that focuses exclusively on patterns designed for quilting pre-cuts. Challenge accepted!

Lori Baker is more than ready to get started sewing those jelly rolls!

Lori Baker is more than ready to get started sewing those jelly rolls!

But wait, there’s more! This particular issue will include a bunch of ideas for what to do with the inevitable scraps that are left over after using a bundle of quilting pre-cuts to make something. So, we asked ourselves if we could each come up with a small project to make use of the leftovers we end up with. Again we say: Challenge accepted!

Who’s Got What:

Here’s a quick rundown of the different fabric collections we’re working with today and who’s planning to make what. Be sure to come back in a few weeks to see our projects!

From left to right: All-Weather Friend, Brew, and Garden Variety collections

From left to right: All-Weather Friend, Brew, and Garden Variety jelly roll collections

Lori Baker is making the Whirls & Twirls pattern with the All-Weather Friend collection, Eileen Fowler chose the Brew collection to make a new version of Chroma Keys, and Annette Falvo is using the Garden Variety collection to make Christmas Knots with an alternate border.

From left to right: Looking Forward, Machi, and Prairie Grass collections

From left to right: Looking Forward, Machi, and Prairie Grass jelly roll collections

Both Genevieve Stafford Hook and Tracy Mooney picked the Looking Forward collection, but Genevieve is using it to make Chroma Keys while Tracy is making Linked Up. Kelly Eisinger is working with the Japanese indigo-inspired Machi collection to make Starred Over, and Mary Kate Karr-Petras is going to make Bristol Glass with the Prairie Grass collection.

From left to right: Voysey and 101 Maple Street collections

From left to right: Voysey and 101 Maple Street jelly roll collections

Jenna James is also making Chroma Keys but with the Voysey collection, and Carrie Sisk is combining the 101 Maple Street collection with 1930s-inspired prints from the Play All Day collection by American Jane to make Starred Over.

So that’s what we’re up to on this lovely National Sew a Jelly Roll Day. We’ve got our work cut out for us—or rather, we’ve got to get to work cutting our fabric. We can’t wait to show you our fabulous results! And be sure to keep your eyes out for the Quilting Quickly November/December 2018 issue, on sale November 6.

Jelly roll challenge accepted!

Jelly roll challenge accepted!

Get to work making your own jelly roll quilts with these digital patterns!

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