Woven Jelly Roll Rug

Hello! This is Jera {quiltingintherain.com} bringing you this fun weekend rug project that requires just 1 jelly roll. Make a free rug for yourself by checking out my blog for a jelly roll giveaway! I used the collection ‘Wild Rose’ by Blackbird Designs. It makes a beautiful rug to display in your sewing room or to put by the fireplace. Seven simple steps below! Oh, and there’s a surprise bonus picture at the bottom of the tutorial ;-p

  • 1 Jelly Roll
  • *Non-slip liner for drawers, enough to cover 20”x30”
  • Scrap backing fabric, measuring 20”x30”

*Originally I tried using non-slip rug padding but it was too thick to sew through. The non-slip drawer lining is much thinner and works better.

Step 1 – From your jelly roll, choose 28 strips and do the following:

  • Take 12 jelly roll strips (44″ long). Cut each in half so you have a total of 24 strips that are 22″ long each. Trim each so they measure 20” long. You will have a total of (24) 20” long strips.
  • Take 16 jelly roll strips. Trim each so they measure 30” long. You will have a total of (16) 30” long strips. Press all of the above strips in half lengthwise, and then stitch a ¼” seam as shown below.
  • Step 2 – Cut the backing fabric.

    From your scrap fabric, cut a 20”x30” rectangle. I used a semi-thick fabric.

    Step 3 – Place the 30” long strips along the length of the backing fabric and pin at the ends. Sew a ¼” seam to keep in place. Continue until you’ve attached all 16 strips.

    Step 4 – Take your 20” long strips and weave along the width, over and under the 30” long strips you attached in the previous step. Pin as you weave them to keep them in place.

    For each strip, sew a zig-zag stitch to secure the weave. I pinned and sewed 3 strips at a time.

    Step 5 – After you’ve finished weaving in all of the 20” strips and sewing zig-zag stitches along the width of the rug, go back and sew zig-zag stitch along the length as well. Trim off excess strips that hang over the 20”x30” backing.

    Step 6 – From your non-slip liner, cut a 20”x30” rectangle and pin to the back of your rug to keep in place.

    Step 7 – Lastly, bind the rug using leftover jelly roll strips as described in Oda May’s Binding with a Jelly Roll tutorial.

    One fabulous 20″x30″ rug!

    Bonus picture!

    My dog Paige has grown very fond of the woven jelly roll rug. 🙂

    Don’t forget to check out my blog for a chance to win a jelly roll!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jera Brandvig,

    Wild Rose Postage Stamp Quilt

    Wild Rose Postage Stamp Quilt.
    By Julie Sebire of “Narioka” Australia.
    Hello again, I hope you enjoy making my second project for the Bake Shop as much as I did.
    You can also visit me at my blog narioka@blogspot.com.

    One Wild Rose Jelly Roll.

    Half yard for inner border and pieced back. (cream)

    One and a half yards for outer border, binding and pieced back. (blue)
    One and half yards backing fabric. (green ticking)

    Unroll Jelly Roll. Cut all strips in half where they fold.
    You will now have eighty strips.
    You will use 72 of these strips for the quilt front, I used the remaining eight strips to make the pieced quilt back.

    Before starting to piece this quilt, I did a little colour planning. I laid out the 72 strips in rough colour groups. I wanted to group the colours instead of having them all randomly placed. If you prefer a random look to your quilt just start piecing with your first 24 strips.
    Using the Wild Rose range I’ve ended up with mustards and greens on one side (24 strips), lighter coloured prints in the centre (24 strips) and blues and reds on the other side (24 strips).
    Arrange one mustard, one green , one blue and one red strip into the centre to help the colours blend across the quilt. Rearrange until you are happy with the spread of colour. (As above).

    Take the first 24 strips.
    Join together four strips at a time stitching down the long side. Repeat stitching next four strips together until all strips are used. Press .

    Rotary cut sections across the strips, 2.5 inches wide, as shown to create your postage stamps.

    Take all your four square sections and lay them out (above) to make up 12 blocks of 4 by 4 squares. Try not to have similar prints next to each other.

    Stich the 4 x4 blocks together to form two large pieces: 4 squares high, 24 squares long.
    This completes one third of the postage stamp piecing.
    Repeat with the remaining two thirds of the fabrics.

    You should now have six 4 x 24 square sections. (Two in reds and blues, two in the lights, and two in the mustards and greens). Join together using the picture above as a guide.
    I have put two borders on this quilt. I used a cream one inch inner border (cut 1.5 inch wide strips) and a blue three inch outer border (cut 3.5 inch wide strips). I’ve also bound the quilt in the same blue fabric from the Wild Rose range.

    My quilt back I just made up as I went along from what fabric pieces I had left over and the length of 44″ green ticking from the Wild Rose fabric range.
    I cut the ticking length ways slightly off centre and then made an insert 15 inches wide to make the backing the same width as the quilt.
    The insert consists of
    * A strip, 2 squares wide by 26 squares long made from the eight strips originally held aside at the start.
    * Border both sides with a one inch strip of cream (cut 1.5 inches wide).
    * Border each side again with 3.5 inch strips of blue (cut 4 inches wide).
    * Border each side again with 2 inches of the cream (cut 2.5 inches wide).
    * Stitch ticking to both sides of insert.
    I find pieced backings are a great way to use scraps and be creative. They almost give you the effect of two quilts in one!
    Quilt as desired.
    One 56″ square quilt, perfect for wrapping around you out on the porch!
    Happy making!
    Julie Sebire