Book of the Month February 2014: Strip Savvy - GIVEAWAY CLOSED - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Book of the Month February 2014: Strip Savvy – GIVEAWAY CLOSED

It’s time again for a new Book of the Month! Kate Henderson is here today to tell you a little bit about our February Book of the Month, Strip Savvy. We have a lot to show you AND a big giveaway, so sit right down and let’s get started! And don’t forget, the Book of the Month is 20% off all month!

Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson for Martingale at Fat Quarter Shop

Thanks Kimberly for the opportunity to tell you about my first book, Strip Savvy! I am so excited that The Fat Quarter Shop has made it their book of the month!

Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson for Martingale at Fat Quarter Shop

I love jelly rolls and I know that I am not alone. There is something so exciting about unrolling them and discovering the colors and patterns inside. With four young daughters, I often only have short bursts of time to sew in. I love to just grab a jelly roll and some background fabric and get to work.

Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson for Martingale at Fat Quarter Shop

I often use the left over fabric from my blocks to make borders for my quilts, so I have included some quilts with borders and some ideas for making borders from 2 1/2” strips.

Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson for Martingale at Fat Quarter Shop

I keep all the scraps of my favorite fabrics, so I have included some great scrap quilts so you can snuggle under your favorite fabrics instead of having them sit in plastic tubs.

Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson for Martingale at Fat Quarter Shop

There is something for every level quilter in here and a good range of different sized quilts. So grab the book, a jelly roll and start sewing. Don’t forget that The Fat Quarter Shop has Strip Savvy for 20% off all month long!

Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson for Martingale at Fat Quarter Shop

And now for the big giveaway! We are giving away FIVE copies of Strip Savvy to five lucky winners. Simply comment below and let us know which Jelly Roll at Fat Quarter Shop is your very favorite. All winners will be chosen and announced on Monday 2/10/14. Good luck!

UPDATE! Our giveaway winners have been chosen. Kate R., Leslie at the Sugarhouse, Scotty Lover, Kim, and Jane S. are our lucky winners! Thank you all for playing!


  1. I never met a jelly roll I didn't like and I am really excited to add this book to my arsenal. πŸ™‚ I'm only supposed to choose ONE? That's tough, but I'll go with Floral Gatherings although I can easily add lots more! Thank you for the opportunity to put my name in the hat!

  2. Great new book — I think a jelly roll of This N That by Nancy Halvorsen would work great with lots of these patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I am a fan of Stonehenge and love the fact that they are now providing stone strips – I also love to work with tonga treats. My favorite crib quilt was made from Happy Tones – would love to win this book for more inspiration

  4. I don't really have a favorite but I am drawn to medium to bring colors. I purchase pretty much anything from Bonnie and Camille.

  5. Isn't everyone in love with Tula Pink's Acacai? Every time I see even a scrap of this fabric I just ooh and ahh over it. Thank you for highlighting another quilting book.

  6. Moda…..French General! I love jell role quilts. It is the perfect pattern to work up when you need a quit to donate for a charity raffle.

  7. Right now for some reason I am obsessed with the bright colors and am loving the Neon 2.5" Rolie Polie by Riley Blake Designs. I would love to use this to make a lap quilt and also a cute little dress for my Granddaughter.

    I'm also really looking forward to Ansonia Design Roll by Denyse Schmidt. I just love the design and those colors in this collection. They all work so well together.

  8. I am currently making a quilt for my 3 year old with Lovey Dovey and I think its just darling.

  9. Hubba Hubba gets my vote, since I only get to pick one! Love all the spring colors and the name just rolls right off of the tongue!!! Thank you for the chance to win this great book and use some of the Jelly Rolls in my stash… ????

  10. I love ALL jelly rolls! It is so hard to pick a favorite. I have never used batiks. I would love to try one of those cute quilts with a Macaroon Bali pop!

  11. Which is my favorite? I don't think I could even name one I wouldn't want!!! I AM a sucker for the Balipops. They are always so bright and vibrant!

    I actually USE the Bella Solids a lot though. Ink Blossom is cool and 30's Playtime and Tonga Treats…

    I can't make up my mind!!!!

    um, um, Ok, If I gotta, I think I will pick……Chance of Flowers Moda..that newer one. I could do a project with that one, for sure!

  12. It would have to be Neutral Kona Cotton Solids – My son and DIL have requested a quilt in browns and this would be a great jumping off point!

  13. Jelly Rolls are so fun! I love the bright colors in Hubba Hubba from Me and My Sister designs. This would make a great baby quilt!

  14. I love Fat Quarter shop and would love to make any one of these jellyroll quilts. Just can't get enough of those precuts.

  15. Bonnie & Camille's April Showers!!! So wishing for spring as we have been bombarded by snow, more snow, and ice. And there is more on the way in a few days!

  16. This looks like a great book – thanks for highlighting it FQS! I love all the designs pictured in this post. One of my favorites at the moment is Florence by DS. Love it!

  17. There are soooooo many wonderful jelly rolls out there. Right now though I love Little Azaleas! The book looks wonderful. I liked all the quilts but the one on the cover really caught my attention. Best of luck Kate Henderson on your first book! Such a fantastic achievement!

  18. I like the Billet-Doux jelly roll. All those roses remind me of my grandparent's bedroom. They had roses wallpaper and I thought it was beautiful. πŸ™‚

  19. Definitely Minick and Simpson's Grant Park!!! I can't resist those vintage type fabrics and would LOVE to make a quilt from this book using the Grant Park jelly roll!!!

    Mindy πŸ™‚

  20. Jan at
    My very favorite jelly roll at Fatquartershop is April Showers. And Daydreams, Maison Blueue, Nature's Basket, Wished, Ansonia, and Jelly Bean prints. Hard to choose.

  21. there are so many pretty jelly rolls available its hard to choose !! but I really love the colours in Little Azalea Design Roll by Dena Designs for Free Spirit Fabrics – thanks for the chance to win a wonderful book πŸ™‚

  22. I love the "Front Porch" jelly roll and I can see a number of these quilts made in this jelly roll!

  23. Mirabelle jelly roll by fig tree quilts for moda looks yummy! I keep collecting jelly rolls…need to start using them!

  24. I just love the oatmeal bella solids jelly roll. I've bought about half a dozen and have used it as a lovely subtly varied neutral base for so many things!

  25. Color Me Happy would be my favorite pick on this day! Thanks for sharing. Learn so much on from your blog.Wanda

  26. I like a lot of them but April Showers or the Texas Jelly roll are my faves right now.

  27. Splash Bali Pops! Made me happy by just looking at all the bright playful color.. Never worked with jelly rolls before and would really love to lay my hands on them πŸ™‚

    Thanks for giving us a chance to own these lovely fabric, with much love from Malaysia!

  28. Kate Henderson's book, Strip Savvy, sounds great! I would love to try out some of her patterns with the Honky Tonk by Eric and Julie Comstock and Love Collections for a Cause by Howard Marcus Dunn jelly rolls from Moda. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

  29. Please, please, please help me to break my addiction to jelly rolls by giving me some ideas of things to DO with them all… πŸ™‚ P.S. …some lovely patterns in the book.

  30. I absolutely love CInderberry Stitches fabrics so the one I love at the moment is Enchant but as soon as Butterfly Kisses comes out that will go to the top of my list!!

  31. Oh my gosh another give away just love them my favorite jelly roll. I have to pick only one that is hard then Country Girls Rolie Polie Tasha Noel for Riley Blake. Hope I win

  32. I love all jelly roll strips .use them all the time.Can always find a way to use them. Ada L.

  33. Speedster by Riley Blake. There are not alot of manly fabrics out and since my husband is a "car man" this print is great! Thanks for the giveaway.

  34. I have 3 jelly rolls and don't know what to do with them. I think this book would be PERFECT. THANKS for sharing.


  35. I love the idea behind this book of using jelly rolls. I often find myself with a roll of cute jelly roll fabric then I don't know what to do with it. I'll be checking it out for sure.

  36. Do you know how hard it was to choose a favorite, after a time I decided on 30's Playtime 2 Jelly Roll Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics. Love the 1930 reproduction fabrics. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fantastic prize.

  37. Has to be Botanics! I've had my eye on it since the first time we "met"!

    This book is so exciting and is so different from many of the books I've seen of late. Love that you use jelly rolls and the designs are so fresh and clean and amazing!

  38. I am excited to have a chance to win this great sounding book!!

    I love the Kool-Aid Bali Pop by Hoffman.Jelly roll.

  39. Hubba Hubba. Is my favorite jelly roll. I love every line from Me andMy Sister. The book looks wonderful. I have been wanting to make a jelly roll quilt for a long time and those patterns look great.

  40. I can't choose just one but the Bali Pops really stick out as great. I'd love to be one of the five winners of this book.

  41. Love the earthy colors so this was fairly easy choosing.
    Homestead Gatherings Jelly Roll
    Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics
    Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book.

  42. I need this book! I have a jelly roll that I have no idea what to do with πŸ™‚

    On the fat quarter shop I love the Botanique Design Roll by Joel Dewberry. Such fresh colors!! πŸ™‚

  43. Hi, I am in lust for the new jelly roll from Fig Tree fabrics. Mirabelle. I have ordered it and can't wait to get it. You have it way before anyone else. Thanks

  44. Strip Savvy looks like a great book. It would be an excellent place to start for a beginning quilter like myself. (I've got my fingers crossed.)

    Hahaha! I agree with Ranch Wife – I, too, have never met a Jelly Roll I didn't like. I have to say, though, the Lydia collection is quite pretty. I should get that to make a quilt for my mom.

  45. Lost and Found Rolie Polie My Mind's Eye by Riley Blake Designs would be my favorite right now.

  46. Jelly rolls are a great way to get all the fabrics in a line without having to buy larger quantities. Right now I'm loving the French General jelly rolls. Vin du Jour is a particular favorite.

  47. My favorite of all your jelly rolls to make any of these quilts would have to be This 'N That Strip Roll by Nancy Halvorsen. I love rainbow colors and polka dots and gingham checks, all that. It's a lovely jelly roll and would make a beautiful quilt.

  48. I was just sorting through my jelly rolls (you can never have enough) but the one I'd like to buy next is Silent Film Kona Cotton Solids Roll Up. I think it would make an interesting neutral quilt.

  49. Hi kimberley, I love Florence by Denise schmidt, could quite easily see one of those rolls made up into one of the quilts in the book.

  50. April Showers and Color Me Happy were my favorites! Have never worked with a Jelly Roll before, so this would be super fun and give me a reason to buy one to make πŸ™‚

  51. This looks like a fabulous book! I'm always a bit partial to Bonnie and Camille fabric, so the April Showers jelly roll would be my choice. Thanks for the give away opportunity.

  52. I would love to use the "Wishes" jelly roll by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics for my first Strip Savvy quilt!

  53. I'm looking at April Showers by Bonnie & Camille, but simply Color by V & Co is a very close second!

  54. I have several Jelly Rolls just looking for the right quilt to make. I'm sure this book is the answer!

  55. Hard to pick just one Jelly roll it was April Showers by Bonnie and Camille but now having seen Color me Happy by V&Co. for Moda is the one I'm going to have to say is my favorite for the moment. πŸ˜€

  56. I just LOVE the Tidepool Bali Pops by Hoffman … they would look AWESOME in my very own bed quilt (haven't kept any I've made yet), so looking forward to doing one for me & my honey πŸ™‚

  57. Color me happy or Botanicals. I am simply loving the quilts in this book! You would color me HAPPY by choosing me for one of these great giveaways!

  58. Hi, thanks for the opportunity to win one of these books. I love Avoncliff Twice the Charm, Robyn Pandoplh for RJR fabrics

    Love vintage flowers, but then who doesn't?

  59. Right now I am in love with Color Me Happy–the colors are great and they are such a change from the dull, gray weather we are still experiencing this winter.
    Thank you for the giveaway!