Intermediate | 29 min 13 sec
Ashley Nickels shares a simple, modern approach to designing your own pixelated jelly roll quilt top, with lots of time-saving tricks built into the process. You will learn how to lay out your quilt on a design wall, and then chain-piece the squares without having to pin or clip. Best of all, there’s no ironing until the very end, so you can speed through the piecing process in a flash. Ashley demonstrates this process on a crib-sized quilt top, but it’s easy to make this quilt smaller or larger—after all, you’re the designer.
Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Michael Miller Top 40 Solid Jelly Roll (choose at least 25 colors for this quilt)
- Rotary cutter
- Clear quilting ruler
- Cutting mat
- Ironing surface
- Sewing machine with ¼” foot
- 100% cotton thread (Ashley uses a light color)
- Felted material for design wall (Ashley uses the felted back-side of a plastic tablecloth)
- Perfectly cut jelly roll strips into 2 ½ inch squares
- Create a design wall
- Design a quilt top using your design wall
- Find the cross grain in fabric squares
- Transfer your fabric squares from the design wall to the sewing machine
- Construct a quilt top using the chain-piecing method
- Nestle your seams together to decrease bulkiness in your quilt top
- Detailed lesson on how to design your own pixelated jelly roll quilt
- 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supplies list
- Step-by-step expert instruction from Ashley Nickels
- The ability the leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Perfectly Pixelated Jelly Roll Quilt Reviews
383 users recommended this class to a friend
Constance De Martino
This one is going in the library for future reference! It's a really clear cut (no pun intended, lol) tutorial, suitable for beginners like me!
5 hours ago
Great idea for using a jellyroll! The directions and information were easy to understand.
More than 3 months ago