I found this awesome jelly roll strings quilt blocks video tutorial by Lori Holt, on YouTube, and I loved this idea for using my fabric scraps. Lori’s method of making these blocks is so cool, she does them in a sew-as-you-go method, where she sews the strips to a 9″ x 9″ piece of interfacing. Lori even says she doesn’t clip off the interfacing at the end like how it is done in chain stitch embroidery work. The interfacing is literally left on the block and the quilt is made as is. Now, doesn’t that sound easy? The strips she uses vary between 1 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 inches in width, so the quilt has a real scrappy down-home look.
Materials For Jelly Roll Strings Quilt Blocks:
- Fabric strips (1 1/2 inch and 2 1/2 inch widths)
- A cutting mat
- A rotary cutter
- A sewing machine
- A pair of scissors
- Interfacing (in 9-inch by 9-inch squares)
- An iron
- An ironing mat (or ironing board)
In this awesome jelly roll strings, quilt blocks video tutorial by Lori Holt, on YouTube, you will learn how to make these fun and colorful quilt blocks in a few easy steps. You begin by sewing your strips onto the interfacing squares with fabric hanging over.
Then, you will cut the block into a square while facing down to clean up the edges.
These blocks can look great to use as a curtain, a pillow, or to make a real quilt out of.