Thursday, November 4, 2021

40+ Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

Today I'm sharing a bunch of quilt patterns that you can make with a jelly roll. 

What's a jelly roll? They are long strips of fabric that are 2 1/2 inches wide. They are precut and ready to use. They come all rolled up, hence the name jelly roll. 

One of the reasons I like them is because all the fabrics coordinate with each other. So you know your project is going to turn out looking good.

Anyone like me and buy the pretty fabric before having a plan of what to use if for? 

If so, you're in luck. You can find 40 patterns to make that utilize jelly roll fabric. 

collage of quilt patterns using 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric


This article is broken up into two categories. Free quilt tutorials and quilt patterns for sale. 

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You can find precut fabric, including jelly rolls at most quilt stores. My local quilt shop, doesn't have a very big selection, so I tend to purchase them online. 

My three go-to online quilt fabric stores are:

Connecting Threads - Connecting Threads is my go-to. I always check them first. They have all of the latest fabrics.  But they also create their own fabric lines that you can't find anywhere else. They have an amazing design team. I seriously drool over their fabrics. 

Missouri Star Quilt Company - I have signed up to get their daily deal emails. It probably wasn't that great of an idea financially. But I have gotten some amazing deals. They are also an amazing resource for quilting tutorials. Google anything related to quilting blocks or quilting patterns, and most likely they'll show up in the results. Here are two jelly roll quilt tutorials they have made: Starstruck Quilt Tutorial and Rhombus Gemstones Quilt

Fat Quarter Shop - I have ordered several times from Fat Quarter Shop and have always been pleased. They also have cross stitch patterns and clubs that are amazing if you're into that.

I have heard good things about Hancock's of Paducah, but I haven't ordered anything from them yet. 

Also, I recently got a new sewing machine that I am so happy with. If you're in the market check it out.


Yes! Simply cut fabric into 2 1/2 inch wide strips.


This section has all of the free quilt patterns that I could find. If you know of any more, I will be happy to add them. 

These quilts would be a great way to use up your fabric jelly rolls.

strip quilt pattern
This Easy Strip Quilt Pattern by Woodberry Way is so darling. I love how the blocks are on point. And the fabric! So pretty!

chevron quilt

I love this Striped Chevrons Quilt Top by Kitchen Table Quilting. It looks hard, but Erica teaches you how to sew a bunch of the strips together and then cut them into blocks at the correct angle. It makes the sweetest little baby quilt.

handmade quilt
To the Point by Amy Gibson For this quilt, make a bunch of strip sets, cut them into blocks and then make a whole bunch of half square triangles. Amy includes 6 different quilt layout ideas! Be sure to check out the tutorial.

strip fabric quilt
Playing the Scales by Happy Quilting This free pattern utilized chain stitching for a really easy jelly roll quilt.

herringbone quilt pattern
This Easy Herringbone Quilt Pattern was a labor of love. I created two of these for my two younger daughters. I walk you through the whole process with a blog post and video tutorial.

strip rag quilt
Rag quilts have got to be one of the easiest ways to quilt. Jelly roll strips make them even easier. See the tutorial: Fabric Strip Rag Quilt by The Crafty Blog Stalker

colorful quilt made using strips of fabric
I love the look of a rail fence quilt and a jelly roll just makes it that much easier. 

square in square quilt
Try this fun square in square quilt. There are so many different looks using the same technique.

striped quilt in rainbow colors
This is probably the easiest quilt of the bunch. And isn't it cute! Allison also has two other free jellyroll tutorials that you should check out: Jelly Roll Stash Buster Quilt and Diagonal Strip Quilt Tutorial



I only recently created my very first quilt pattern. And I realized something. It's a lot of work! Not only do you have to come up with the idea. The process of creating the instructions so that others can duplicate the results is daunting. 

I've come to appreciate the talents of so very many quilters who sell their patterns.  Below are some amazing quilts made with jelly roll fabrics. 

Since they all use precut strips, they are all easy patterns perfect for beginners.

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Let's start with my absolute favorite jelly roll quilt pattern.

Christmas tree quilt using 2 1/2 inch strips
This Zigzag Christmas Tree Quilt by Hope Quilt Designs is stunning! I love how the trees interlock and how the quilt can be viewed from the top or the bottom.

lulu quilt using jelly roll fabric

Lulu Quilt by Gigi's Thimble is a great quilt to use up those jelly roll bundles. 

patchwork quilt
I love the look of this white sashing with the colorful squares. Such a fun pattern.

interlock quilt pattern using jelly roll fabric
Here's a unique design that's so pretty. I love the muted colors.

quilt using jelly roll strips
Backyard Bella by Mack & Mabel Another fun colorful quilt with a printable pdf download.

quilt with a woven look
I adore the woven look of this quilt! Be sure to check it out.

quilt using 2 1/2 inch strips
Isn't this so pretty? This is one I definitely want to make! 

red black and white quilt
Windmills at Night by Suzy's Sitcom is a perfect baby quilt pattern or lap quilt.

colorful quilt
Scrappy Ever After by Sweet Jane is indeed a scrappy quilt. Such a fun lively pattern.

quilt with strip blocks
Don't you just love the fabric choices? For quilting tips and more jelly roll patterns from Sherri check out her article: Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns and Tips

white with colored squares quilt
Garden Trellis by Mack & Mabel is a simple jelly roll quilt pattern.  I love the white background with the pops of color.

Isn't this a unique pattern? I love the fabric choices, so bright and cheery. 

patchwork quilt
 Patchwork Garden by A Quilting Life
You can't go wrong with a patchwork quilt. I'm loving this one. Be sure to head over for this easy pdf quilt pattern.

colorful quilt made using strips and squares
This quilt is a combination of a strip blocks, nine patches and squares. It's an easy quilt to make, but it looks complicated and will wow your friends. 

patchwork quilt
This little quilt would be so cute in a nursery. Get the pdf instant download. Balancing Act by Mack & Mabel

patchwork quilt using jelly roll fabric
Market Square by Sweet Jane I love the color combo of red, grey and white. You need this digital pattern.

quilt made using jelly roll strips
Marcies Maze by Mack & Mabel is the perfect for using precut fabric strips. 

quilt made using 2 1/2 inch strips
Check out this modern quilt pattern. New Leaf Quilt Pattern by Hopes Quilt Designs

star quilt pattern
Windy City Quilt Pattern by A Bright Corner Can you believe this quilt is made using jelly rolls? This quilt would be a timeless treasure. 

striped quilt
A Tricky Path by Sweet Jane would be so quick and easy to make. Perfect for a baby gift! 

patchwork quilt
Isn't this a joyful quilt? Head over to get this quilting pattern. Sunny Days by Mack & Mabel

If you have extra strips of fabric, put them to good use by making this gorgeous throw pillow.  OR make this Strippy and Bright Table Runner.


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collage of quilt patterns made from fabric strips

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