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June 19, 2022
Free and Easy Jelly Roll Triangles Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Turn that jelly roll that has been sitting on your crafting shelf into something spectacular with this pattern from Amy Gibson.  Change up the colors for a completely different look.

The tutorial has a list of all of the fabric you are going to need plus a super easy secret to putting these triangles of strips together.  Who doesn’t love a quilting trick to make things easier!

With just one jelly roll and some backing fabric you can easily make a couple of baby quilts or this lap sized one.  Make sure to read all the way to the ...

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June 17, 2022
maple leaves from Making A Lather

I am ready for the last row for this quilt. I have a hodge podge of blocks that I want to sew, making sure the mix is what I want. This is one of my 5 quilts projects, but, I am tired of seeing it on the list.

I had hoped to make 10 rows, but the last row would all be aqua. sigh...

I made it to this point this week

I canned saurkraut the old fashioned way this week.  I found the idea on whipperwill holler youtube. They won't be ready for 4 - 6 weeks. We will ...

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April 20, 2022
How to Make a Fabric Basket With a Jelly Roll from Craft Gossip

Grab your favorite jelly roll or gather up some fabric strips and get ready to have some basket-making fun.  This project by Atkinson Designs is easy to do and looks lovely!

You do need some special products to help prepare the strips for being woven, but they are easily purchased if you don’t already have them.

The tutorial takes you through the entire process with instructions and plenty of photos.  It does take a bit of time, but the result is definitely worth it.

Perfect for things like keys, loose change or even candy, make a couple of these ...

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April 10, 2022
How to Make a Strip Fabric Throw Pillow from Craft Gossip

Here is a unique way to use up some fabric strips.  Turn them into this striking throw pillow with this tutorial from Quilting in the Rain.

Perfect for one of your jelly rolls, this pillow comes together easily with the good directions in the article.  Best of all it makes a nice large pillow which always looks great!

You will find a list of what you are going to need as well as step-by-step instructions to help you along.

I love the colors used in the pillow photographed, but wouldn’t this be pretty in so many others as well ...

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March 30, 2022
Book Giveaway & Jelly Sizzle kickoff! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Do you have a jelly roll you have never used? Get it out, we will have some Jelly Sizzle fun!

Today you can download the block and get started. Also be sure  you  sign up for FREE notices for my videos? Go to  

  • Jelly Sizzle Kickoff!
  • Download my bonus border pattern
  • My Daily video with 2 unlikely notions 
  • Quilts for Ukraine
  • A book will go to on of you!
  • AND a COOKIE discount & GIVEAWAY!! 
  • AccuQuilt Deal of the day Link, check it out!
  • Share your photos of your Sew along blocks at the end ...

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March 25, 2022
one monthly goal finish - shine from Making A Lather

I have finished my March one monthly goal at elm street quilts by completing my Shine quilt. It is a free pattern at moda bakeshop. I started it as part of the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy in January 2020. I made one or two different color blocks each month for the year. It was a top in November. Now it is quilted and bound.

66 x 82 = 12 yards

I used leftover strips for the binding and machine sewed it on the front

 This was a great block and easy enough to do, and, it uses a ...

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March 24, 2022
How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Gina Tell's Full view of the T-shirt quilt she made

Do you have memories stacking up in the form of T-shirts? Gina Tell, one of our favorite longarm quilters, took the time to show us how to make a T-Shirt quilt.

Maybe it’s the annual fun run, your beloved local sports team, or a concert tee from your favorite band, but you’ve probably picked up a shirt or two along the way. When you make t-shirts into a quilt you can keep those memories alive and close enough to keep you warm.

In the video below, you can follow along as she guides us through her tips, tricks ...

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March 7, 2022
5 quilts march 7, 2022 from Making A Lather

  My 5 quilts progress report.

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - yellow/gold  I am working on my hole in the barn blocks. I didn't think I was going to add these this year, but, I did. SO, I am catching up red from January, and aqua from February.

I used adding machine tape to see if I like it. Yes, I did, but it was a pain in the neck, so, I thought I could eyeball 2 1/2 inches and just started sewing long strips. Much better.

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March 4, 2022
finished top dart from Making A Lather

I decided to add a border to dart. I was able to use leftover pieces of jelly roll strips and I wish I could say there were no scraps left, but, there are. I am using a brown backing and black binding strips

dart -a free pattern.

Time for this quilt to go into the "to be quilted" closet

pressed, back and binding

As part of a new month, I did a check on my Ufo count for the year so far. I link up with Quilting Gail and PHD for the February report.

I am linking to:

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February 25, 2022
jelly roll top from Making A Lather

Happy Birthday to my oldest - such a blessing. I have no idea how he could be getting soooo old.

My last try at dart, and I was so close, I came home and finished the top. I need to decide about borders. The pattern doesn't have any, but, I am old school enough to think I need one on every quilt. So it is an inner fight.

For a simple jelly roll quilt, I had to scratch my head a few times.
As a reward, I made treats - double chocolate sourdough muffins - yum

If I make treats for every ...

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February 21, 2022
dart progress in sections from Making A Lather

Once I got this far with this quilt, I wanted to keep going. I started putting them together by color sections. I had a few I needed to correct the sizes on the ends. I tried marking the rows as I added them but, I would skip one and throw the next one off track. I made this during sew groups, so I was probably talking too much haha.

dart -a free pattern.

Hopefully by the end of the week I will have it together. 

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February 16, 2022
WIP progress from Making A Lather

I am working on clue 6 of rhododendron trail mystery quilt from quiltville. I cut the yellow pieces from my 2 1/2 inch strip bin to size, but, I just used WOF, or close to that, of neutrals. They will naturally be cut to the right size when I subcut. That saved me one step.

I cut the red pieces too.

Another early morning and I might be ready to make a block. 

I started sewing the  dart -a free pattern jelly roll quilt into rows at my Tuesday group. All the strips start the same and then, a ...

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February 14, 2022
a jelly roll quilt from Making A Lather

Happy valentine's day - I hope you have chocolate in your future.

My jelly roll project for January was to make a quilt from Jordan fabrics called dart -a free pattern.. I used an old moda jelly roll called bistro. I liked the colors and wanted to remove it from my stash. There was a garage sale sticker on it, so I must have found it thrifting. I don't remember it at all.

It didn't take long to cut the pieces.

does this look like a whole quilt?

This first steps were easy and all the same. I ...

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January 24, 2022
5 quilts January 24 2022 from Making A Lather

  My 5 quilts progress report.

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - color red - blossom time is a quiltville pattern from quiltmaker magazine. I think Bonnie Hunter made an actual pattern that can be purchased. I made 12 for the red month.

2. full stop quilt that Angela is doing for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.- I have started to finish each row to the size of the quilt I want. Right now, I am aiming for 69 wide. 

3. rhododendren mystery - hunter -  I am working on clue 5, adding the hst to the parts from a previous clue. 

oops ...

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January 22, 2022
5 Types of Precut Fabrics for Quilting from Craft Gossip

What are precut fabrics?  If you are new to quilting then you are probably wondering what some of the terms mean.  Precuts are just that, pieces of fabric cut into various sizes and sold in packs.  They are ideal for certain projects and many people love using them.

Connecting Threads sells all types of precuts imaginable in gorgeous fabric selections. You can see their selection here. 

  1. Fat Eighths – A piece of fabric cut from a yard of fabric is cut into eight squares
  2. Fat Quarters – A piece of fabric cut from a yard of fabric is cut into four squares ...

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January 17, 2022
5 quilts Jan 17 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report.

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - color red -candy is finished. I am sorting through the red strips and cutting for the next rsc project. These are the 2 1/2 inch strips. I want to clean up the bag and set a minimum of 12 inches in length to keep in the bag. Anything smaller will be sewn into 4 patches.

less than 12 inches

 I cut for Hunters star blocks using a new die I bought during the Holiday sales.

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January 13, 2022
Easy Beginner Jelly Roll Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Perfect for your latest jelly roll or 2 1/2″ strip set you just bought, this free quilt pattern from APQS shines.

Called Island Four Patch, this is an easy quilt to make so it is good for a beginner with some experience.  When finished, the quilt measures about 45″ x 60″, so it’s a great lap quilt.

I can envision this quilt in so many different color variations, and I have a couple of strip sets that I just may have to use to make one of these.

The pattern uses a lot of strip piecing which helps ...

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January 8, 2022
Traveller from Jean Swenson

January 2022

I’ve been wanting to make a Wanderer’s Wife quilt for awhile and when I came across these jelly rolls, I knew they would be perfect for this project. Part of wanting to do this quilt was the desire to use up some of my orphan blocks. As it turned out, the blocks I used are about half new and half orphan blocks. It does not have as many blocks as some Wanderer’s Wife quilts I’ve seen, but I like its simplicity.

I like being able to repurpose, and I really like how this ...

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December 28, 2021
Jelly Roll Tree Skirt from Alamosa Quilter

 I've had this pattern in my shop for some time. It's called Strippy Tree Skirt. I decided on Wednesday before Christmas that I wanted to make one for myself so I did!

Strippy Tree Skirt 1

The pattern explains a different method for starting than what I decided to do. I used one of my rope coasters instead. Notice the coaster in the center of the tree skirt in the photo below.

Strippy Tree Skirt 2

I just sewed right to it! Then I ripped it out before cutting the slit and adding binding to the cut edge. It worked great! No coasters were harmed in ...

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December 3, 2021
Stargazer Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Stargazer Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

The ancient peoples of the earth knew a lot about stars. 

Egyptians watched for Sirius’ predawn appearance to signal the annual flooding of the Nile. Polynesian navigators traversed the vast Pacific Ocean with nothing but the stars to guide them.  And the Maya used the movement of the heavens to create the most accurate calendar in the world. 

Stargazer Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

I, on the other hand, struggle to spot the Big Dipper. (But I sure can stitch up a pretty star quilt!)

This week, Jenny has created a celestial wonder of her own with jelly roll strips and a bit of yardage. The ...

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