Ruffle Quilt

1 jelly roll: choose 12 strips OR if you don’t have a Jelly Roll, you’ll need (12) 2 ½” strips by WOF
1 ¼ yard of fabric for solid strips and ruffles
⅓ yard binding fabric (or use 4 jelly roll strips)
1 ½ yard backing fabric

1. Take your 12 strips and cut each strip into:
    (2) 5” pieces
    (2) 7” pieces
    (2) 10” pieces

See photo below:

2. Start piecing together new strips. For each new strip you will need two different 5” pieces, two different 7” pieces, and two different 10” pieces. Mix fabrics and lengths however you want. The more random, the better. Your new mixed strips will be approximately 2 ½ X 42". Make 12 mixed strips.

3. Take your 1 ¼ yard of fabric and cut (15) 2 ½ X WOF strips. Set aside 10 strips; they will be used later for the ruffles.

4. Layout the design, starting with two mixed strips then one solid strip. Continue until you use all five solid strips. You will use 12 mixed strips and 5 solid strips. Sew all strips together until quilt top is finished. See below.

5. Square the top to 34” x 42”. NOTE: Depending on your cutting and sewing this measurement should be close.

Making the Ruffles:

1. Take the (10) 2 ½” x 42” ruffle fabric strips cut previously. Sew (2) 2 ½” x 42” strips together, making one long continuous strip. Repeat 5 times. Finish long side raw edges of strip with a small hem or zigzag stitch.

2. You can either gather the strips by sewing basting stitches down the center of the strip and pulling stitches to gather the ruffle to 40”, or you can use a ruffle foot. We used a ruffle foot; it made making the ruffles so fast and easy. Make (5) 40” ruffle strips.

3. Before you add the ruffles to each of the five solid strips, quilt the top as desired.

4. Place one 40” ruffle on one of the solid strips of the quilt, determine where to hem the 2 short ends of the ruffle and do so. Using a walking foot, machine stitch down the center of the ruffle. Continue until you have sewn all 5 ruffles to the 5 solid strips.


From binding fabric cut (4) 2 ½” strips, or use jelly roll strips.

Sew all 4 strips together (short ends) to make 1 continuous strip. Fold binding strip in half wrong sides together and press. Attach binding to right side of quilt (raw edges even) and machine stitch all the way around. Turn binding to back and hand stitch down.

 Copyright 2010 Jamie Mueller and SunFlower Quilts

*I hope ya'll enjoy this ruffle quilt! If you make one too please feel free to email me with photos, I'd LOVE to see them!


a.niza said...

hi, jamie!
what a fancy super pretty quilt. Love it!

The Wired Angel said...

I am in awe.. I can't sew a straight line and am about to find private sewing lessons. You are my idol! Peggy x

sadieloree said...

This is so gorgeous!!

Jessica @ One Shiny Star said...

I love ruffles! I use them to make monograms on pillows... works best for letters with straight lines though. lol.

Mari said...

You did a really GREAT job!!!!
BIG Kisses,

mascanlon said...

How on earth did you get such perfect ruffles! I am very impressed and this is a very sweet quilt.

tammiemarie said...

beautiful! and so simple! Love it.

AuntiNicolesCorner said...

Ruffle foot?...cmon you made that up, hehehe. I'm pretty sure I don't have one, but this quilt is adorable. I'll have to see if I can find one for by Bernina.

traceyjay said...

such a sweet and pretty quilt Jamie! :)

Sherry said...

I love your ruffle quilt. Very pretty!

Regan said...

OMIGOSH..I love this..I am all about the ruffles....

Siobhan said...

That is SO cute!! Thanks for the recipe! :)

Wendy said...

What a creative idea! It is so girly and beautiful!

Nice work!

Angela said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Jamie! Thanks so much for posting. I need to add this one to my list to make. :)

a good yarn said...

This quilt is stunning! I'll be making this for a friend's birthday. Thank you for sharing this design.

Anna said...

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Here is a link to my post:

Thanks for the inspiration!

Yards and Yards

JustJoyce said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so proud of you! I am so glad your Mom got you hooked on quilting!! I just love your Mom and Dad's shop. Keep up the great ideas.

Janet Witte said...

This quilt is fabulous; I am going to start one right now for my friend's birthday. Did you serge or turn under the long edges of the ruffles?
Thanks for the info. This is beautiful.

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

Hi Janet,
I serged the edges of the ruffles, if you don't have a serger just use a small zigzag stitch along the edges!! Hope this helps :)

VO said...

I just found this and can't wait to get started. How did you set the ruffler? My Bernina ruffler has notches for fullness at 1, 6, or 12. It also has an adjustment screw. Any advice would be great! Darling quilt...

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

Hi VO,
My ruffle foot was set on six! I recommend playing with yours first and see which setting you like the best, just use some scrap fabric!! Hope this helps!

Susie said...

Hey Jamie, Just a quick question about the 12-2 1/2" strips (because i am not using a jelly roll) did you use 12 different fabrics for your quilt? Or could someone use 2 strips of the same fabric? Thanks for your help.

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

Hi Susie,
I hope you read this because I don't see your email address. I used 12 different fabrics, but the beauty of quilt making is that you can do whatever you want! You could easily use two of the same fabrics if you want, especially if ou really like the fabric :) I hope this helps and I can't wait to see your creation!

Gayle Ballinger said...

I just got a ruffler foot! I am anxious to make this very pretty quilt! Glad I went back in the archives and found this. It is gorgeous!