Cutting & Rolling Your Own Fabric Jelly Roll: How-to

In previous posts, I talked about making your own jelly rolls. But how do you make them all look as good as the ones found at the local LQS.

Here are instructions on how to use your Shape Cut pro or ruler to cut your strips and roll them into a Jelly Roll.

  1. Iron the lengths of fabric to remove all fold lines.
  2. Fold each 1/4-yard piece of fabric in half lengthwise.
  3. Stack two folded pieces of fabric on top of each other, matching the edges carefully, on the cutting mat.
  4. Cut three 2 1/2-inch-wide strips from selvage to selvage of the fabric using the rotary cutter and the ruler.The selvages are the woven edges of the fabric.
  5. Repeat with the remaining eight fabric pieces to create a total of 30 jelly roll strips.
  6. Lay one jelly roll strip on a large flat surface such as a table or floor. Stack a second strip on the first, 1/2-inch from the right short edge.
  7. Continue stacking strips, staggering each edge 1/2-inch from the right short edge.
  8. Tightly roll one short edge of the stack toward the other short edge.
  9. Wrap the completed jelly roll tightly around the outer edge with a length of ribbon tied into a bow.

Best quilting from my quilting room to yours.


Posted in Jelly Rolls, Pre-Cuts

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