Okay, I maybe a little late for the party.....
but have you seen this video?
I couldn't believe it.
Piece a jelly roll top in 35 minutes?
(That's the record time).
I was fascinated to say the least.
Of course, I had to try it.
It took me about 90 minutes
start to finish.
I started with 2 half price jelly rolls from JoAnn's.
Each one contained 20 strips.
You need 40, or 1600 inches.
The most important thing to remember is to cut the first strip in half.
(you won't need it)
This enables the seams to be staggered.
Next, sew all the strips together, end to end, on the diagonal.
I believe this is what took so long to do.
Or sew it seams.
I just picked a color, at random, no set pattern.
Then, find the two ends of the long strip and stitch, right sides together.
Cutting loop apart at end.
You now have a L-O-N-G (800") strip that is 2 jellyroll strips wide.
Find the 2 ends and stitch again.
Your strip is now 4 strips wide and 400" long.
Repeat stitching ends 4 more times
your piece should be 32 strips wide.
My top measures 50" x 62".
Add a border and you've made a nice size lap.
Clear as mud?
Here's the tutorial from
Last night I kept thinking about the box of 2 1/2" strips I have cut.
My strips were 22" long so I chose 40 and used the same technique
for a baby quilt. I didn't time myself but is went together QUICK.
This one I pieced the strips together straight edge.
Just what I had on hand.
Finished size approximately 34" x 50"
Notice the strips are vertical?
With a little more thought I maybe able to make it work!
What a wonderful charity project for our guild.
Can't wait to share it with them next month.
Let me know if you try it!
Or have made one.