Introducing the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Introducing the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along

As sweet and addicting as candy, Jolly Bars are popping back up on the menu with a fresh set of fun, fast quilts! To celebrate the Jolly Bar Book Volume 3, we’re hosting the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along! The newest book in our Jolly Bar Book series – Volume 3 was just released last week and we are more than excited to see what you all create with it! The Jolly Bar Book Volume 3 includes 20 quilt patterns designed just for our exclusive 5″ x 10″ Jolly Bar precuts, and we have created the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along to combine blocks from the book into a cute tablerunner!

Starting Monday, April 5, 2021, we’ll be sewing a different block each week for eight weeks. The piece we’re making uses a sampling of blocks from the book, and all together they make an exquisite tablerunner that measures 22.5″ x 80.5″. We have some friends sewing along with us who will be showing off their blocks each week so you can sew along with them to get inspiration and encouragement along the way!

Kimberly stitched this block up using a Creative Grids Perfect 10 Ruler which comes in handy for cutting Jolly Bars!

Quilt Along Supplies

To join the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along, you’ll need a copy of the Jolly Bar Book Volume 3. Check out the fabric requirements below for the rest. Then you can join us each Monday here on the blog for the cutting instructions. We will provide instructions for sewing the blocks together in the Finishing Pattern in Week 8.

Fabric Requirements

  • One Jolly Bar (Kimberly used Sunday Stroll)
  • 1 ⅞ yards for Background, Sashing & Borders (SKU# 55226-21)
  • Fat Quarter Accent Fabric (Paradox Blocks) (SKU# 55226-15)
  • ⅝ yard for Binding (SKU# 55228-15)
  • 2 ¼ yards for Pieced Backing (SKU# 55222-11)


Who’s Sewing Along – Featured Quilters

We have a fun lineup of quilters who will be sewing along with us during the event. Check out their social media and blogs to see their progress and tips along the way!

Gina Tell (@gina_tell_threadgraffiti), Thread Graffiti
Jen Belnap (@thesmittenchicken),  The Smitten Chicken
Jeresther Thorpe-Page (@Sew_Sweet_SeeBee)
Lisa Johnson (@intheboondocks), In the Boon Docks
Mona Phelps (@mona.phelps), Bluegrass Stitches
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan), Pat Sloan
Patty (@elmstreetquilts), Elm Street Quilts
Sondra Davison (@sondradavison), Out of the Blue Quilts

Quilt Along Schedule

Bookmark this page and visit it each Monday after 9 AM CST for new cutting instructions!

Week 1, April 5, Treasure Trove Block

Week 2, April 12, Homecoming Blocks

Week 3,  April 19, Springtime Bliss Blocks

Week 4, April 26, Paradox Blocks
Week 5, May 3, Westward Blocks
Week 6, May 10, Friendship Bracelet Block
Week 7, May 17, Tablerunner Top Week 8, May 24, Tablerunner Back
Check out the different collections our Quilty Staffer’s sewed up their Friendship Bracelet Blocks in!

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Keep up with the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along!

Be sure to grab your Jolly Bar Book Volume 3 and we’ll see you back here on Monday, April 5, to start our first week of the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along! Please follow along on Facebook and Instagram for updates, and be sure to hashtag your progress with #JollyBar3QAL on Instagram and Facebook so we can see and share your work!

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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  1. Where can I get a cute label? like Kimberly Jolly in the example? It says Kimberly Jolly
    ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS. It’s adorable!

  2. How do I send you pictures of completed projects from Fat Quarter Shop? I purchased the 2021 February surprise box and completed the quilt top for Cupids Bow that was included in the box. I’m so happy with it and will enjoy putting it out for next year.

    1. Hi Judy! You can send us your photos by DMing them to us on Instagram or Facebook. Looking forward to seeing your completed projects 🙂

        1. We don’t plan to have any video tutorials for this one. If you’re looking for a sew along with video tutorials you might check out Serendipity or Sewcialites. Serendipity just started and we have our next video tutorial on April 5.

    1. I would not starch as some of the patterns use the whole Jolly Bar, and the shrinkage would throw off the measurement there.