National Sew a Jelly Roll Day - Fat Quarter Shop - Project Jelly Roll

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day

Project Jelly Roll with Fat Quarter Shop

Hey Quilters!  Guess what?  There is a new national holiday in town, and we are very prepared to celebrate it.  Moda Fabrics has officially made the third Saturday of September National Sew a Jelly Roll Day!  On NSAJRD (don’t try to pronounce that – you might sprain something) they encourage you to embark on Project Jelly Roll.  The goal of Project Jelly Roll is simple – dig into that fabric stash and get to making, starting with those little round 2 1/2″ strip delicacies better known as a Jelly Roll!

Project Jelly Roll

That’s right – Jelly Rolls are not meant to stay wrapped in plastic your whole life!  The value of a Jelly Roll is so much more when you blend it into a cuddly quilt.  And you can reward yourself for all that de-stashing with a new Jelly Roll or two during Fat Quarter Shop’s Jelly Roll Sale going on right now, 20% off of all Jelly Rolls.  After all, you have to maintain that Jelly Roll equilibrium.  Science!  The sale ends Sunday, September 17th at midnight, so hurry before those Jelly Rolls turn to pumpkins!

Jelly Roll Sale at Fat Quarter Shop

Now, what to do with that spiffy, strippy little precut?  Here is a very good list of Jelly Roll projects to peruse, straight from our Fat Quarter Shop YouTube playlists.  We have been Jelly Roll junkies since Day 1, with our very first Shortcut Quilt, Jelly Roll Jam.  (All the feels!)  Over the years, we have only grown more addicted, and our Jelly Roll quilt collection has grown a lot!

Kimberly in Jelly Roll Jam

Our bloggy friends have made brand new samples of each of these to show you, and we are thrilled with their Jelly Roll creations.

Check out their thoughts on each project, and hopefully it inspires you to jump right into Project Jelly Roll!

Jelly Roll Check


Jelly Roll Check quilt

Jelly Roll Jam


Jelly Roll Jam quilt

Jelly Roll Jam II


Jelly Roll Jam 2 Quilt

Jelly Roll Railway


Jelly Roll Railway quilt

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Anna of My Wander Path
(Eliza’s Indigo by Betsy Chuchian)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird
(Good Life by Bonnie & Camille)
Kendra of Good Starter
(Desert Bloom by Sherri & Chelsi)
Hilary of Young Texan Mama
(Just a Speck by Jen Kingwell)

Jelly Roll Slice


Jelly Roll Slice quilt

Jelly Roll Twist


Jelly Roll Twist quilt

Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt


Joyful Jelly Roll tree skirt

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Sarah of 123 Quilt
(North Woods by Kate Spain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie
(Little Ruby by Bonnie & Camille)
Kristin of 3 in the Nest
(North Woods by Kate Spain)

So do you accept Project Jelly Roll?  If you do, be sure to tag us on social media with #projectjellyroll and #fqsfun!


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  1. My local QS is having a jelly roll event today. 8 of us will be sewing on the porch to see who can come up with a quilt top first. These gatherings are so much fun.