Saturday, September 15, 2018.  That’s the day!  National Sew A Jelly Roll Day 2018 – or NSAJRD 2!

While there is still plenty of time to pick a project.  And a Jelly Roll.  We could pick the Jelly Roll first but a few of us already know what we’ll be making on the 3rd Saturday in September.  We’re making a Jelly Roll Rug!

They’re amazing and We. Want. One.

Urban Cottage by Urban Chiks is the Jelly Roll – the I-Need-This-Now rug was made by Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft.  (This collection won’t be in shops until November.)

The pattern is by Roma Lambson of RJ Designs – Jelly Roll Rug.

After the huge popularity of this oval rug, Roma designed a rectangular rug that is a bit easier to make, especially for beginning Jelly Rollers and Rug Makers.  It’s Jelly Roll Rug 2.

There was a Jelly Roll Rug-along earlier this year on Instagram and social media, and some of the rugs made were spectacular.

Jelly Roll – Hey Dot! by Zen Chic.  The maker of this rug is Dagleish Clothworks.

Bonnie & Camille, of course.  The collection/Jelly Roll is Handmade.  The maker of this perfectly perfect rug is Becky Parzy.

And because every Beach Road needs a Jelly Roll rug…

Diana Taylor used one Beach Road by Jen Kingwell Jelly Roll to make this vibrant, funky rug.  (This would look so good in my apartment!)

The materials required to make a rug are:

  • The Jelly Roll Rug pattern of your choice – the Original or JRR 2
  • 1 Moda Jelly Roll with 42 strips – 2.5″ x 42″ wof
  • 2 rolls of pre-cut batting – 2.5″ x 25 yards or 1 roll of pre-cut batting – 2.25″ x 50 yards (While the pattern calls for 2.5″ wide strips, folks in the know have told us that the narrower 2.25″ strips are much easier to use.)
  • 2 medium-sized spools of a neutral thread or 1 really big spool of a neutral thread
  • binding clips
  • sewing machine that can do a zig-zag stitch

If you decide to cut your own batting strips, you’ll also need WonderTape or a fusible tape to join the strips without overlapping them.

The only other thing needed to make a Jelly Roll Rug is time.  Maybe a Saturday sewing with friends?

Saturday, September 15, 2018.  It’s a date!

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