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Just one more sleep and it's National Sew A Jelly Roll Rug Day!  

Metropolis by BasicGrey Jelly Roll Rug

It's always easy to love a Saturday -- and a Saturday in September!  But when it's the 3rd Saturday... National Sew A Jelly Roll Day... then it's a best. ever. kind of day!

Like so many shops around the country celebrating NSQJRD, we're making a Jelly Roll Rug!  They're amazing and we want one.  NOW.

Painted Garden by Crystal Manning - how perfect is this?  

Urban Cottage by Urban Chiks is the Jelly Roll - and this rug was made by Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft.  (The collection won't be in shops until November.)

Here are the supplies you need:

  • 1 Moda Jelly Roll with 42 strips - 2.5" x 42" wof
  • 1 Jelly Roll Rug pattern of your choice - the Original or JRR 2
  • 2 rolls of pre-cut batting - 2.5" x 25 yards or 1 roll of pre-cut batting - 2.25" x 50 yards (While the pattern calls for 2.5" wide strips, folks in the know have told us that the narrower 2.25" strips are much easier to use.)
  • 2 medium-sized spools of a neutral thread or 1 really big spool of a neutral thread
  • binding clips
  • sewing machine that can do a zig-zag stitch

The pattern is by Roma Lambson of RJ Designs - Jelly Roll Rug.

After the huge popularity of this oval rug, Roma designed a rectangular rug that is a bit easier to make, especially for beginning Jelly Rollers and Rug Makers.  It's Jelly Roll Rug 2.

For a terrific video tutorial on how to make a Jelly Roll Rug, the best video is from Erica Arndt of Confessions of a Homeschooler.  She partnered with Roma Lambson and created this video. 


Making the rug is easy compared to deciding on which Jelly Roll to use!  There was a Jelly Roll Rug-along earlier this year on Instagram and social media, and while all of the rugs made were spectacular, we had a few favorites.

Jelly Roll - Hey Dot! by Zen Chic.  The maker of this rug is Dagleish Clothworks.

Bonnie & Camille, of course.  The collection/Jelly Roll is Handmade.  The maker of this perfectly perfect rug is Becky Parzy.

And because every Beach Road needs a Jelly Roll rug...

Diana Taylor used one Beach Road by Jen Kingwell Jelly Roll to make this vibrant, funky rug.  

The only other thing needed to make a Jelly Roll Rug is time.  Maybe a Saturday sewing with friends?  How about tomorrow? 

Wait!  While you won't have the Jelly Rolls by tomorrow, leave a comment by Midnight on Saturday, September 15th, telling us your plans for the day.  Are you headed to your favorite quilt shop for National Sew A Jelly Roll Day?

Will you be sewing?  Will you be making something with a Jelly Roll?  What are you making?  

There will be two winners and each will win three Jelly Rolls and we're not sure what other goodies we'll include.  

If you're on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to use the hashtag - #projectjellyroll - so we can see what you're making.  And we'll have contests and prizes throughout the day... because it's a party!

Happy Friday!  And Happy National Sew A Jelly Roll Day!