Fabric Friday!

Fabric Friday!

Oh boy, do I have a treat for you!! Have you seen Jenny’s tutorial on the Jelly Roll Race? Do you wish you could make it bigger? Well just call me a genie because I’m about to make your wish come true! Abracadabra!

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Ok, I’ll be honest, I didn’t figure this one out, Mable, a customer service rockstar did.

This only works on the original Jelly Roll Race and not Jelly Roll 2.

I made one with just 80 strips and it takes an extra step plus borders to make it work. However there is also not the 18″ waste at the beginning, so you will not cut any off.

To make a jelly roll race large enough for a queen bed without any borders would take 98 strips. King size would take 116 strips. And you still have to start with three separate strip piles divided equally into thirds.

When using two jelly rolls you must start with three groups of strips instead of just one long one.

Open your jelly rolls and leave them in the order they came in with the second jelly roll under the first.
Put the first 26 strips in your first pile.
Cut off 29 inches on the 27th strip and add to the end of the first pile.

Start pile 2 with the remaining piece of the 27th strip and add 26 more strips.
Cut off 14 1/2 inches of the 54th strip and add to end of pile two.

Start pile 3 with the rest of the 54th strip and add the remaining 26 strips.

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Follow the videos direction of how to sew the strips end to end.

Begin with pile 1 and sew the strips end to end so that you have one giant strip that is just over 1100 inches long. Repeat with pile 2 and 3.
Sew those three separate piles side by side so you now have one piece 6.5 by 1100.

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Now you can follow the regular directions of folding in half, sew down the length, and clip the end so it lies flat. Now you are 6 strips wide. Bring the ends together, sew and snip and continue to repeat until you reach the desired length.

You will come up with a quilt top that is approximately 69 x 96. You would need to add 8 inch borders to the sides only to make it wide enough for a queen size quilt if you 80 strips. To make a jelly roll race large enough for a queen bed without any borders would take 98 strips. King size would take 116 strips.

Boom! Wish granted!

Kate