Just Cut and Sew for a Charming Jelly Roll Rug

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No Wrapping, Braiding or Crocheting!

Create all the charm of a rag rug without braiding or clothesline rope with this clever technique.  Start with 2 1/2″ jelly roll strips and add batting for an easy-to-construct rug.

It will be lovely next to the bed, in front of the kitchen sink, in the bathroom and elsewhere around the house. Plus, the rug is fully washable.

Choose a lovely jelly roll in colors you enjoy. Notice how you can arrange the strips to create concentric circles. And, of course, it’s wonderful in many color combinations.

Jelly-Roll Rug Pattern

Jelly-Roll Rug from Quilters Crossing.

Jelly-Roll Rug Pattern

Jelly-Roll Rug from Feathering Quilt Shop.

Jelly-Roll Rug Pattern

Jelly-Roll Rug from Powered by Quilting.

Jelly-Roll Rug Pattern

Jelly-Roll Rug from Quilting is My Therapy.

While the instructions are for a rug, you can easily adjust the size for a table topper, placemats, and more. This is a fun pattern to play with because it’s so versatile.

The process of making the rug is demonstrated in the following video from The Fabric Garden.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

There are a few tips to keep in mind for the best results. For example, use cotton batting instead of poly, otherwise, your rug won’t lay flat. Katrina from Craft Warehouse provides additional tips here, plus requirements for place mats. (The photo at the top of the page is from that site). 

Jelly-Roll Rug Pattern

Rug by Erika Valencia.

Also, a Gypsy Quilter Jelly Roll Tube Maker will speed the process of folding and sewing the strips.

Kathy from Tamarack Shack originally ended up with a curved rug (a bowl!) and offers these insights. Her beautiful re-done rug is shown below.

Jelly-Roll-Rug Pattern

The finished rug, from Roma Lambson of RJ Designs, is about 30″ x 44″. Change the size by adjusting the number of strips used.

Click here to purchase the “Jelly-Roll Rug” PDF pattern.

A paper pattern is available here.

Jelly-Roll Rug Pattern

The rug in Kaffe Fassett prints found on Pinterest.

The rug will go together more quickly if you use pre-cut batting. You’ll need 50 yards of 2 1/2″ wide batting strips (found here).

A Gypsy Quilter Jelly Roll Tube Maker will speed the process of folding the strips.


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