I am just starting to make my first jelly roll rug with my granddaughter, these were some very helpful ideas, thank you. Cut into about 7 yard strips. I erroneously thought I could just iron it all at the end – but the waves were just too much. For this rug, I cut four 2.5″ strips from each of the 10 fat quarters, which gave me 40 strips. TIP: Make sure that you are adding the next round from inside your sewing machine arm, not on the outside. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "creawhim01-20"; Love her fabric line!). To start, sew the jelly roll pieces end to end to make one long piece of fabric that is 2-1/2″ wide. The Jelly Roll Rug pattern by RJ Designs has been around for about a year or two. When you get to the end, start wrapping the corner to make the rug. Have cleaned machine. I think that is certainly worth a try, Sue. The idea is absolutely amazing and bot nearly as difficult as those rugs that use the round rope stuff. It really helped! It settles in place after a day or so of being on the ground. This was very helpful, thank you. I have tossed mine in the washer many times. The main priority I have for rugs for the kitchen is that they are washable. My machine is a portable that sits on a table, not in a cabinet. If the fluting isn’t bad but just not quite flat, I suggest washing it, laying it flat to dry, and then ironing it when it’s still just a little damp. I was just wondering how big I would need to go. A jelly roll rug is a fun and easy project to make from 2 ½” pre-cut quilting fabric strips, known as jelly rolls. Who knows how the rug will turn out if you start drinking the pressing spray…lol. I really liked the border with the rest of the quilt. You can either sew all of the strips together like making an oval shaped rug above, or make it about 45″ long by sewing the batting in each strip individually like Kathy did on this rug. I started with about 15″ of the fabric covered batting and made a big ‘U’. I just looked at my rug and yes, there is a little portion that is not sewn down, but after 7 months of use and 3 washings, it has held up just fine. I used 1 Full Jelly Roll and the finished size was approx. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; Please do your own research and be responsible for your own actions. ever. I was talking with my sister about the rug issue and she said, “Oh, you should just use a jelly roll.” If you’re not familiar with jelly rolls, they are precut strips of fabric that are in collections that match. I think the one I link to in the post, https://amzn.to/2ZNMtlY, will be big enough as the finished rug is about 42″ wide. Thanks for letting me know the link isn’t working. Mug Cozy Materials. Finally I settled on making jelly roll rugs for the kitchen. My second rug turned out better than my first, not that the first one is bad, but I think the second is better. I’m still going to need a bunch of books to increase the level sewing area. You can zig-zag or sew some tassel trim to the cut ends to finish them off. I have the denim needle but am struggling about 8 rows in. I have a go to project for retreat handy. I’d hate to buy the 11×16 and find out I should’ve gotten the 24xwhateversize. I picked up my fabric covered batting and moved it to my dining room table. Any ideas? You’ll find you won’t just make one! I can’t get the zigzag stitch to be consistent. Can I use the jelly roll rug method to make a bowl or basket? I have always wanted one of those clear acrylic extension tables. This happened to me and it took me about 10 baskets to figure it out. On the first turn, you’ll need to twist the fabric but only on the very first turn. If you're unfamiliar with the term, it's about 40 - 42 strips of fabric that are each 2 1/2" wide and cut the width of the fabric, so typically 42 - 44" long. Aurifil thread is recommended. kind of day! I receive a small commission whenever a product is purchased through these links.