Hey, it's Rebecca Silbaugh again and I'm back for another batch of baking! This time around I'll be showing you a great way to use jelly rolls and some fleece for quick scarves. You can create many of these to give as gifts with just one jelly roll!
I don't know about you, but I live in the Snow Belt and it's cold here. I don't leave the house this time of year without a scarf on... so why not make it fun to show off your favorite fabrics?
Come on over to my blog (rubybluequilts.blogspot.com) for other ideas and tutorials, even yummy recipes!
* One Jelly Roll
* A minimum of 3/8 yard fleece for EACH scarf
* Matching thread if desired (I used an off white since there are so many colors in the fabrics)
* Usual sewing supplies (scissors, rotary cutter and mat, thread, etc.)
* Two rulers (I'll explain later)
Alright, let's bake! Also, keep in mind all stitching will use a 1/4" seam unless noted otherwise.
Choose 2 segments and lay them right sides together on the fleece a short distance from the selvage, and centered within the width of the fleece. Sew these together along the right edge starting and stopping your stitching even with the fabric edges. Backstitch (or use a locking stitch if your machine is equipped with one) at the beginning and end of each edge to secure the stitching. Trim back any loose threads once stitched on both the top and bottom.
A child's scarf is similar at the beginning and ending with 2 individual segments and a smaller block to alternate. Depending on the age and height of the child, I would suggest beginning with a standard of 4 groups of 2 individual segments and alternating with 3 pieced blocks. I would then adjust this to the specific child to determine if it needs to be lengthened or shortened.
Trim the edges of the scarf however you desire. The one shown in the pictures below was trimmed close on either side and left long for fringe on the ends. You can have fringe on all sides or just three sides if you prefer. Some can be longer, some shorter. It's up to you. If you wish to trim it close, I suggest leaving at least a 1/4" of fleece around each edge of fabric.
Depending on the size and length of scarves made, the total you can get out of one jelly roll varies. If you follow the suggested lengths I've provided above, you should be able to make 11 adult scarves OR 16 child scarves, OR a combination of the two. I have a few options below...
Claire got a traditional adult scarf using the techniques demonstrated. The ends have a small, thicker fringe and the sides are longer and cut thinner.