Hello, there! Today we’re going to learn how to make the
FAST! Centered Strips Quilt Top...then I’ll confess something...then we’ll have a giveaway.
- Twenty-one 2.5” strips of fabric
- Two pieces of coordinating fabric that measure approx. 13” x 60”. It’s best to wait to cut them until you are ready to sew them on. Then you can do exact measurements.
- 3.5 yards jumbo ric rac
- Coordinating thread
About this Quilt:The inspiration for the center portion of this quilt is from the Heirloom Creations Jelly Roll 1600 quilt.
|[photo courtesy of heirloomcreations.net] - Two Jelly Roll 1600 Quilts using the same jelly roll|
Instructions:Heirloom Creations provides instructions and a video to explain their technique. I highly recommend reading/viewing those first, before doing Steps 1, 2, 3.
Use ¼ inch seams.
STEP 1: Sew the strips together diagonally (like you do with binding) to get one really long strip.
STEP 2: Cut off 18” of the really long strip and discard it.
STEP 3: Take one end of the strip, line it up with the other end of the strip, and sew a seam along the entire long side. You will end up with a strip that is 1/2 as long as the original strip. The two are still attached at the bottom, so you’ll need to cut them apart. Now line up the top end with the bottom end, and sew along the entire long side. Repeat these steps until you have a piece that is approximately 26” x 60”. This is your quilt center piece. Press the seams open.
STEP 4: Side pieces. The width of each side piece is 13”. Measure the length of the quilt center piece, and cut the two side pieces to fit. You may want to leave an extra inch or two and trim it after sewing. Sew the two side pieces to the center piece.
STEP 5: Sew the ric rac on.
FAST! Centered Strips Quilt Top is done.
Now for the confession...I set out to make the full Jelly Roll 1600 quilt. I didn't read the instructions carefully, so I didn't realize I needed 40 strips. The Rolie Polie (Riley Blake's version of the Jelly Roll) I used only had 21 strips, and it was too late before I discovered my error. After frantic phone calls with a couple quilter friends – THANKS LADIES! – I worked out a solution. So this really should be called the "Sara Doesn't Read Instructions Carefully Quilt."
Now for the giveaway… (the giveaway is closed)I am giving away this beautiful Rolie Polie from Riley Blake’s Pieces of Hope fabric collection. It is the same one I used to make the center portion of this quilt.
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Deadline: This giveaway ends Monday night at (Dec 3). The lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday morning! Good Luck!