Shortcut Quilt: Half Yard Jam - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Shortcut Quilt: Half Yard Jam

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt and this one is so our jam! We’re going back to an all-time favorite, Jelly Roll Jam and bumping it up to a Half Yard Jam for major fun! This 90.5″ square quilt will keep you cozy all year and is very simple to make. Grab your copy of the FREE Half Yard Jam Quilt Pattern and sew it in any collection for a quilt that is truly YOUR jam!

Our version of the Half Yard Jam Quilt is sewed in Homestead by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics. This charismatic collection is derived from a love of wide-open space, the night sky, and the pursuit of the perfect vegetable and flower garden.

You’ll just need a Half Yard Bundle to complete this quilt! You’ll cut and sew together strips to make simple blocks. These blocks go together quickly and can be made using any color combination.

We have the FREE Half Yard Jam Downloadable PDF Pattern to use if you are making your own, unique version of this quilt. If you want to match ours, you can sew with the Half Yard Jam Quilt Kit and the coordinating Backing Set.

Watch the tutorial

Let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly as she shows you how to sew with half yard cuts!

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Some of our quilty friends sewed up the Half Yard Jam Quilt in a variety of fabrics. Let’s check them out!

Now, it’s your turn! Gather your precuts and your FREE pattern, or pick up the kit!

Share with #HalfYardJam

This quilt is large but sew easy to stitch up, you’ll be jamming out in no time! If you sew your own Half Yard Jam quilt, and if you do, be sure to share your quilt using #HalfYardJam and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work!

Shortcut Quilts start with pre-cuts, so you can get sewing fast. For more Shortcut Quilt fun, check out the pattern that started it all, Jelly Roll Jam and Jelly Roll Jam II!

Check out more free Shortcut Quilt patterns on the blog.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I really love this quilt! BUT wonder if it can be made with fat quarters instead of the half yards. I have TONS of fat quarters I would love to use.