10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 8
Join the Jelly Roll Rug craze and learn to turn your fabric strips into a colorful rug!
So even if you’ve taken this class before, you can take it again and learn how to make a new style rug!
The Jelly Roll Rug is taking over the Internet, or at least the Instagram feeds of quilters. It is made by sewing a jelly roll into a super long pieces of fabric and then sewing it over an equally long piece of batting leftovers that have been fused together. The result is a super fun project that shows off your favorite prints and uses up all those extra pieces of batting taking up space in your sewing room. If you don’t have extra pieces, or don’t want to fuse them together, we have 2 1/2-inch batting rolls your can use.
In the first session you will learn how to fuse batting together, fold your super long jelly roll strip over the batting and secure it with thread to create the super long strip that will become the rug coil. You should come to your first class with your jelly roll strips already sewn together, like you would for binding. In the second session we will sew the rug coil together to create a 30″ x 44″ oval rug.
- Jelly-Roll Rug Pattern
- 1 Jelly Roll
- 50 yards of 2 1/2-inch wide strips of thin batting OR two rolls of Bosal Katahin On-A-Roll 100% Organic Cotton
- Batting Seam Tape
- Size 14-18 Denim Sewing Machine Needle
- 1 Large Spool of Aurifil Thread (at least 1200 yards) to blend or contrast with your fabrics
- Mary Ellen’s Best Press
- Sewing machine in good working order
- Walking foot
The class is taught at Quilt Addicts Anonymous, 1232 30th St., Rock Island, IL. You must purchase the class in order to sign up. Since space is limited, cancellations made within 48 hours of the class will not be refunded.