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Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt

Description

In this series of workshops we will make a beautiful lap quilt measuring approximately 56” square.
This quilt is made using one jelly roll (or 40 x 2 ½” wide strips), 2 ½ metres of background fabric, plus binding, wadding and backing fabric.
This sampler quilt is made up of 4 x quarter blocks each comprising of:

  • Japanese Star Block
  • Crow’s Foot Bloc
  • Love in the Mist Block
  • Fan Block
  • Flying Geese Block
  • Four Patch unit Block

In making the blocks you learn and use various techniques including making Half Square Triangles from a Jelly Roll, Flying Geese, Four Patch Blocks and Nesting Joints – accurate cutting and piecing is essential in making this quilt.
Due to the random nature of fabrics in a jelly roll careful thought needs to go into planning which fabrics go where in your quilt to maintain a random effect. Prior to the workshop sort jelly roll strips and roughly plan which strips you will use in each block

Level of Experience

Suitable for intermediate to advanced – most weeks there will be a need to complete some sewing at home

Materials / Equipment required by Attendees

Materials :

  • 1 x Jelly Roll (or 40 x 2 ½” strips)
  • 2.5 metres background fabric
  • Min. 240” of 2” wide binding
  • Neutral coloured thread (that blends best with your jelly roll)
  • Wadding/Batting (approx. 60” Square)
  • Backing fabric (approx. 60” square)

Equipment :

  • Basic Sewing Kit
  • Cutting mat and rulers (particularly useful in the multi size 45/90 degree (CGRMS4590) for making HST’s from a Jelly Roll)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Sewing Machine (including 1/4” foot with guide if you have one)

If you do not have a Sewing Machine, or don’t want to bring your own, you can use one of our latest Brother demonstration machines for the nominal fee of £3.00 per session.

Tutor

Jackie

Duration and Price

16 Hours over 8 weeks, £70 per person

 

The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 6

 

Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.

 

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