Who can resist the lure of buying yet another jelly roll of quilting fabric? Whether you are drawn in by the colors or the patterns they are just too tempting to not buy every now and again… but there comes a point when you need to start using up some of these fabrics to make way for buying more!
The easiest jelly roll pattern is known as ‘The Jelly Roll Race’ but there are so many more patterns available. We have found ten free jelly roll quilting patterns, each with easy-to-follow instructions for you to start making space for more fabric buying!
10 Free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns:
This Jelly Roll Pattern is made by creating ‘tubes’ of jelly roll fabric which you then cut diagonally to make squares with diagonal banding. This sounds pretty complicated but follow the step-by-step instructions with photographs and it’s a straightforward pattern to sew, suitable for beginners and experienced quilters.
If you love geometric patterns, then this quilt tutorial is an excellent sew. The easy-to-follow instructions are supported by color photographs throughout, making this an easy project for a sewing beginner. If you enjoy creating the panels, why not make pillow covers to match your quilt with and leftover fabric.
Zig Zag Quilt
This quilt pattern is very simple to sew using two fabric rectangles to make a square. The design is then completed by carefully sewing each square together. To make sure you sew them the right way around, lay the pieces out first before sewing together. A mistake in placing the smaller panels will ruin the overall design and that just leads to lots of un-picking seams… any sewists worst job!
This tutorial has two quilt patterns in one. The instructions give the dimensions for making both a snowball and a woven panel quilt block. The tutorial is clearly written and has notes to beginners for areas to look out for where common mistakes can be made.
Walk In The Park
This rectangular quilt pattern is easy to construct and join together to form the final pattern. The instructions are very clearly described and illustrated, especially the dimensions of fabric needed to construct each rectangular brick. For this pattern, getting the correct cut lengths and sewing an even sized seam on all pieces is important to achieve the final design.
Jelly Roll Jam
A very simple sewing pattern using jelly roll fabric pieces. This is an excellent sewing project if you are a complete novice at sewing quilts as the pattern comes with a detailed video tutorial that is easy-to-follow. For more drama in your finished project, keep the colors fairly simple and only have some of the fabrics with strong patterns.
This square quilt panel can be made using jelly roll fabric or any small left-over fabric pieces. The pattern is very straightforward and easy to sew. This is a great project to experiment with different color sequences and fabric patterns and would make fantastic pillow covers.
This quilt pattern is a little more challenging than some of the other designs, but the finished project is incredibly effective. The instructions are detailed with lots of color photographs. If you want to sew a quilt with a bit more drama then this is the ideal project. Take your time and follow the instructions carefully and this quilt can be sewn by any experience of quilter.
Rectangles that are sewn to produce spirals are the base design for this quilt. Cutting the pieces to the correct size is important, as is sewing the pieces in the correct order. If this sounds complicated, then the detailed drawings and photographs will ease you through this easy-to-sew quilt pattern.
This pattern is for a slightly smaller quilt although you can easily increase its size by sewing more panels. This design mixes up strips with squares which produces a more random pattern than some of the more geometric designs. The tutorial instructions are easy to follow and perfect for a quilting beginner.