This jelly roll race quilt really came together so quickly, and just look how cute it is! I absolutely love projects that can be done in an afternoon or two, it’s a nice break from some of those long term labors of love. If you’re looking for a fun, easy, and quick way to work up a quilt, then we’ve got just the tutorial for you!
This easy to follow quilting tutorial is brought to you by our talented friends over at Pacific Fabrics. See just how easy it is in the video below, and don’t forget to check out the free pattern beneath the video! Who will you make this quilt for? It’s a perfect pattern for an easy baby quilt, or a fast and fun blanket for any freshman moving off to college. You decide!
If you tried this project, don’t forget to share pictures of your finished product with us!
Jelly Roll Race Quilt
1. Start with one Jelly Roll (40 2 ½” strips of 45” wide quilting fabric.)
2. Cut one strip in half. Use the first half as the very first strip you will piece, and the other half you should throw away or put in your scrap bin.
3. Sew every strip together so you have one insanely long strip. (Approximately 2 ½” wide by 1600” long!)
4. Take your two ends, bring them right sides together an start sewing one long seam that will leave you with a unit half as long and twice as wide. (Approximately 4 ½” by 800” long) When you get towards the center, cut your strip apart and finish the seam.
5. Bring your ends together again and sew again, making a unit again half as long and twice as wide. (8 ½” wide by 400” long)
6. Bring your ends together again and sew again, making a unit again half as long and twice as wide. (16 ½” wide by 200” long)
7. Bring your ends together again and sew again, making a unit again half as long and twice as wide. (32 ½” wide by 100” long)
8. Cut in half and sew your halves together, finishing with a quilt top that is approximately 64 ½” by 50” wide. Trim up sides, quilt and bind as desired.