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Quilting: Joy of Jelly Rolls

This extensive course covers tips and tricks for working with jelly rolls to help you make stunning quilts.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 29m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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For the past decade, Jelly Rolls have taken the quilting world by storm. These rolls of pre-cut, coordinated fabric strips come in a variety of designs and colors and offer time-saving quilting possibilities limited only by your imagination. If you’ve ever stood in a quilt store and wondered what to do with a Jelly Roll, then this is the course for you.
In this course, produced in conjunction with National Quilters Circle, your instructor, ZJ Humbach, introduces you to this fun fabric option, provides tips and tricks for success, and gets you started with proper techniques and simple blocks.
Take your time and master each session before moving onto the next or come back and review individual sessions as needed. By the end of the course, you’ll be excited about working with Jelly Rolls and be eager to make the project that’s included.
Intro: Working with Jelly Rolls gets you off on the right foot. You’ll learn what a Jelly Roll is, what advantages it offers, and how to use it. While you can buy Jelly Rolls from a variety of sources, ZJ will show you how to make your own using your own fabric choices—a great way to tame your stash.
Work Smarter, Not Harder gives you the inside scoop on the special considerations that Jelly Rolls present. ZJ makes sure you’ll avoid time-consuming and frustrating mistakes by giving you tips and tricks for working with these pre-cut strips. From tips for shopping right through to design guidance and on to preparation steps, you’ll feel confident working with a Jelly Roll.
Strip Piecing is a fast, efficient piecing method and is the perfect option for Jelly Rolls. In this session, you’ll quickly see why this technique is a favorite quilting time saver and learn how to avoid common problems when joining multiple strips together. You’ll be amazed at the versatility of stripped segments and soon use them to create blocks, sashing, and borders.
Building Blocks shows you simple ways to build blocks that are fast, easy, and look fantastic. Jelly Rolls can be used to create all kinds of blocks, from simple to complex. This session teaches you to make basic blocks that can be used alone or in combination to make stunning quilts in a jiffy.
Endless Design Options prepares you to showcase your Jelly Roll blocks in beautiful quilts. Even the most simple of blocks can take center stage in the right setting. ZJ discusses a variety of ways to make your quilts pop with different settings, sashing, and borders. You’ll also learn tops for how to make a quilt without having to match block seams—a real time saver!
The final session puts everything you’ve learned in the course together. It’s time to grab a Jelly Roll and get quilting. You’ll have great fun working with the pre-cut strips and have confidence knowing that the fabrics coordinate perfectly. If you tend to be a bit rigid with fabric placement, ZJ will help you release your inner child and show you how much fun it is to play with your Jelly Roll to make a scrappy throw quilt.
Also included with this class are multiple bonus materials including directions to make your Sampler Quilt and tips for strip piecing and more.

You will learn

✓ This quilting course will provide instruction and tips on working with jelly rolls.
✓ Tips on avoiding time consuming and frustrating mistakes.
✓ Learn tips on strip piecing which is an efficient piecing method and perfect for joining strips together.


• There are not any course requirements or prerequisites for this course.

This course is for

• Quilters who want to learn a fun, fast way to make stunning quilts with pre-cut fabric strips.
National Sewing Circle Instructor
Ashley has sewn for years. Her mother taught her at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in Sew News, Sew It All, and she has even been on Sew It All TV.
Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 29m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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