How to Make a Simple Jelly Roll Quilt with a Wow Factor

I worked in a quilt shop when pre-cuts first hit the quilting world. Yes, I’m that old! It started with Moda fabrics creating charm packs (they’re the only ones not named after food.) Soon after came jelly rolls, and that’s when the food-naming started.

Now they come in all shapes and sizes, and each of the fabric companies have their versions. Pre-cuts make quilting amazingly easy.

One of my great sponsors, Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring a quilt-along on their blog, Jolly Jabber! This will be tons of fun, and I would know because I have made the quilt top.

It is called Jelly Roll Check, and it is super cute. It’s also amazingly easy to make. I did it (mostly) in an afternoon. I love how the placement of lights and darks makes it look woven. Here’s my version, made with a Hoffman batik bali pop.

Jelly Roll Quilt along

Jelly Roll Check quilt ©Fat Quarter Shop, made by Cheryl Brown

I made mine a little smaller than the pattern. Their quilt is made with Merrily from Moda, and is 10 blocks by 12 blocks. Mine is 6 blocks by 8 blocks, but still makes a decent sized lap quilt.

So hop on over to Jolly Jabber and get started on your own version! It will be the amazingly easy quilt you’ve been waiting for!


  1. Pamela April 24, 2017
  2. Roseanne May 9, 2017
  3. Cheryl May 9, 2017
  4. Gail S May 17, 2017
  5. Cheryl May 17, 2017

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