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FREE Jolly Bar Quilt Patterns

Welcome to the Precut Parade! In this series on our blog, we’re showcasing the wide variety of quilt patterns available on our Free Pattern Page! If you haven’t visited it yet, be sure to give it a go by clicking HERE. The free patterns page provides you with free quilt patterns we love and want to share with everyone! A handy feature of the Free Patterns page you can find patterns by precut type. Regardless of what precut you choose to quilt with, we have patterns for all of them!

Every other Monday from April through July during this quilt along, we will be showcasing the free patterns we have for each precut and having one blogger make her version of our pattern. This week we continue the Precut Parade with the Jolly Bar! Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting Melissa made her version of Dovetail, which comes with a FREE pattern and video tutorial. Read on to see Melissa’s version of the quilt!

The pattern by Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Designs uses partial seams, but he makes it easy with the technique you’ll find in the free video tutorial.

What is a Jolly Bar?

Jolly Bar (noun): Jolly Bars are collections of 5″ x 10″ cuts of fabric. Each Jolly Bar comes with an exclusive Fat Quarter Shop coordinating pattern! They are exclusive to the Fat Quarter Shop.

Free Jolly Bar Quilt Patterns

Check out the free patterns we have using Jolly Bars! These are all Shortcut Quilts you can whip up with ease. Click on each image to see the quilt up close as well as get the links to each one’s blog post, pattern and video tutorial:

Quilt Along

For the Jolly Bar precut, quilty blogger Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting Melissa made the Dovetail Quilt using Lollipop Garden by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Great job, Melissa!

Keep up with the Precut Parade

Be sure to follow along with our precut-friendly quilt along on Instagram and Facebook! If you decide to make your version of our Precut Parade free pattern, be sure to hashtag it #PrecutParade so we can see and share your work.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Just ran across this site am xcited to try patterns even though i am a new quilter

  2. I absolutely love Jolly Bars! You get the same amount of fabric as 2 charm packs. However, because they are not cut in two, you get more pattern possibilities because you get the 10-inch width. Priced under $20, it is a lower cost way for me to play with a new fabric line, without having to invest in a layer cake or jelly roll.