Simply Woven Quilt

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Hello again!  It's Jess Kelly from SewCraftyJess.  I'm back with a super yummy quilt tutorial to share.  Now that summer has past and we're into fall, I couldn't help but be inspired with all the madras plaid I've seen this summer.  Since I love it so much for bags (I may or may not have at least 3...) and clothing, I thought why not turn it into a quilt also!  I'm digging all the bright fun colors in V & Co.'s Simply Color, but this would look great in any color palate, especially holiday colors!  If you make a quilt using this Simply Woven quilt tutorial, I'd love to see it in my flickr group and the Moda Bake Shop flickr group as well!


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2 Jelly Rolls containing at least 40 strips each-V & Co Simply Color
2 3/8" yard Bella Solid- white
3/4 yard of any print for binding
5 3/4 yards total fabric for backing
78" x 102" batting



1.  Begin by unrolling your jelly roll strips, but leaving them folded in half, wrong sides together.  Cut according to the directions below (it doesn't matter which colors you cut which size)

  • From (24) strips cut:  (2) 8" strips and (2) 12.5" strips to yield 48 of each size
  • From (24) strips cut:  (4) 9.5" strips to yield a total of 96 
  • From (32) strips cut:  (3) 11" strips to yield a total of 96
From the white Bella solid cut:
  • (10) 8" x WOF
  • Subcut each 8" strip into (10) 4" x 8"  Will yield a total of (100) 4" x 8" rectangles, you will need 96 of these
*  When sewing each block, be especially careful to sew with an accurate and consistent 1/4" seam, as the block will not come together properly without it!
**Edited to add:  Press all seams open 

2.  Choose (1) 8" jelly roll strip and sew (2) 4" x 8" pieces of the Bella white along each long edge of the jelly roll strip

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3.  Rotate so the jelly roll strip runs horizontally, and cut in half vertically.  You should now have (2) sections measuring 4" x 9.5"

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4.  Piece each long edge from step 3 along each long edge of one 9.5" jelly roll strip (of a different color preferably)
 
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5.  Again rotate so the jelly roll strip pieced in step 4 is arranged horizontally.  Measure 2.25" from one edge of the vertical center (purple strip in my example).  Cut so you now have the main section measuring 8" x 9.5" and one small section measuring 1.5" x 9.5"

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6.  Choose a 9.5" jelly roll strip and piece between your two cut sections, like described in step 4.

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7.  Rotate so that the jelly roll strip pieced in step 6 is now arranged horizontally.  Now measure 2.25" from one edge of the vertical center strip (pink strip in my example).  Cut so you now have one main panel measuring 8" x 11"

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8.  Choose an 11" jelly roll strip and piece between your two cut sections like described in step 4.

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9.  Rotate so that the jelly roll strip pieced in step 8 is now arranged horizontally.  Now measure 2.25" from the edge of the vertical center strip (purple strip in my example) that you have not pieced a jelly roll strip into.  Cut so you now have one main panel measuring 9.5" x 11" and one strip measuring 1.5" x 11"

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10.  Choose an 11" jelly roll strip and piece between your two cut sections like described in step 4.

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11.  Rotate so the jelly roll strip pieced in step 10 is arranged horizontally.  Measure 2.25" from the edge of your vertical center strip (pink strip in my example).  Cut so you now have one main piece measuring 9.5" x 12.5" and one piece measuring 1.5" x 12.5"

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12.  Choose a 12.5" jelly roll strip and piece between your two cut sections like described in step 4.  You should now have a block measuring 12.5" square with three intersecting jelly roll strips running both horizontally and vertically.

13.  Repeat this process until you have (48) 12.5" blocks.

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14.  Arrange as you please in (8) rows of (6) blocks each.  (*Edited to add: I did rotate my blocks at random to get that "interwoven" look.  The best way to get a similar look is to lay out your blocks on a design wall or the floor, and rotate blocks at random until you have a design that is pleasing to you!)  Sew each of the (8) rows together.  Stand back and admire your generous twin sized quilt!

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17.  Baste, Quilt and Bind as desired.



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One generous twin sized quilt measuring 72" x 96"

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Jessica Kelly
{sewcraftyjess.blogspot.com}

69 comments:

Debbie said...

What a fun pattern! Love how colorful it is! Thanks for sharing!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

So clever! Love it!!!

Heather D. said...

Wow Jess! Amazing. :)

CathyK said...

I just love this quilt! It is so fun and colorful!

Michelle said...

This is just fantastic - I love it! Great job Jess!

Helen L said...

what a crazy, clever design!!! You are brilliant!! Love this quilt!

Luisa said...

Spectacular! I will be starting this one this week!

Carol said...

This is a wonderful pattern - can't wait to try it!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

So gorgeous, Jess! Great job!

VickiT said...

I just love this quilt. Great job Jess! Beautiful.

Again, sadly, the download link to the PDF for this is not working.

Kim-the-girl said...

This is "simply" amazing!!! I'm dying to use this pattern now! I just LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your clever design with us!

piece peace said...

What a fabulous quilt. Thank you for the straight forward, friendly tutorial.

Betty said...

Love love love this pattern.
But I cannot get to the printer friendly version: the link doesn't work

Lisa Lisa said...

Love!!!

Casper65 said...

i love this quilt. The printer-friendly version is not working though! :( Hope to be able to print it off soon!

Logan O'Bier said...

Lovely pattern! I love woven quilt;) http://www.loganmakesamess.com

Jessica Kelly said...

Thanks everyone! I've emailed the web controller about the broken download link, hopefully its fixed soon!

Becky said...

Oh this is definitely my kind of quilt. Love the "puzzle" of pieces to assemble. Thanks. Off to look into material.

Teje Karjalainen said...

I love this quilt! Thank you so much for a great tutorial!

Teresa said...

Simply Color is my new favorite for this fall - love the colors and style - this quilt is perfect using this color scheme. What a new twist on quilt blocks. I am going to bookmark this one and put it on my permanent list.

Amy DeCesare said...

How did you ever figure that out?!?!? Looks like a really fun quilt to make!

Pam - said...

What a ingenious idea! Absolutely awesome! It looks like so much fun, and it's going to the top of my "Must-Make" list!

Johanna said...

Love it!

jednoiglec said...

Wonderful pattern! Great for so many collections!

trish said...

Wow!! Your quilt is stunning! And what a fabulous tutorial!! :o)

Cindy Sharp said...

Brilliant!

sue said...

Just beautiful!! I thinking something by Kate Spain.
She has such wonderful colors!

ladybugquilting said...

Jess it's a beautiful quilt! So ingenious... Can't wait to make this one!,,,

Lisa E said...

Wonderful pattern and great fabric. I'm looking forward to trying this.

Bettepat said...

LOVE this quilt! absolutely adorable!

tiffanyfarhner said...

this is definitely going to be one of my quilts to make!! LOVE it! Thanks for an awesome design. I think I might have to do it in batiks! Off to find an awesome batik jelly roll! Thanks for the inspiration!

Elaine M said...

Love it, and love that it makes big blocks that will look good as a small quit.

Kim Walus said...

Your design is amazing and it's been one of the first quilts in a long time (for me) that I think deserves a WOW!!! Thanks for sharing!

Scojean said...

I just love this! Can't wait to make one. Off to buy jelly rolls!

manybooks said...

WOW - I can't believe this is a free pattern! I absolutely LOVE it and can't wait to try it! AMAZING! Thank yoU!

sandyb said...

This quilt is amazing. Thank you for sharing!!!

Pam said...

I would love the recipe. Please fix the link!

Lindsay Conner said...

Love it, Jess! I think that is a really smart pattern, and looks very doable! Plus, it makes a huge quilt!

Judith said...

This is a quilt that my grandchildren will snuggle up to. Thanks for the tutorial...Judith, Texas

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

This is so gorgeous!! thanks for the fantastic pattern and clear instructions :)

KatieQ said...

I just love this quilt. It looks so difficult, but your tutorial is clear and easy to follow. It's a wonderful design.

Quiltmakers Cottage said...

I love the quilt -
I have 2 questions?
How did you press your seam allowances? It looks like they are all pressed out, but I was not sure.

When you assembled the quilt, did you keep the blocks all the same way, or did you turn them different ways? Does it matter?
thanks
quilteveryday

Donna Baker said...

Wow so eye catching!

Jo said...

This is one of my favorite quilts ever from Moda Bake Shop.

Jo said...

This is one of my favorite quilts ever from Moda Bake Shop.

manybooks said...

I just have to mention - I love this quilt SO much, I've been obsessed with it all day lol! I want to make it this weekend, but I don't have two jelly rolls and can't buy any more fabric right now. SO, I figured out that with just one jelly roll (which I have, of a different line that I think would still look great) (and half the white fabric) I can make 24 blocks and end up with a 4x5 (or 4x6) layout - that's 48" wide and 60 long.(or 72 which might be awkwardly long) That is still a nice lap quilt size :) I think I"m going to try it! THANK YOU again for such a wonderful pattern! MBS Rocks!

Suzanne said...

I am simply amazed at the construction of this quilt and the quality of your tutorial. It's a refreshing design and the photos are so crisp.

anniemac said...

I have wanted to do a woven quilt pattern for a long time! I have been wondering for weeks which pattern is the perfect one for my giant stash of Terrain - THIS IS IT! Thanks so much for writing it!

Kelly O. said...

this is the answer to my quilt bee dilemma! it's my month for December and I wanted to do something christmas-y but simple and fun--I think this is it!!

c.j. walton said...

i think this would look amazing in fall colors, i believe this decided my pattern! my favorite quilt shop owner is making this quilt now too and shared this pattern with me.

Dawn said...

So cute! I have wanted to make a scrappy woven quilt but didn't want to buy a pattern! Thanks!

Kell said...

Love it! Makes me want to buy a Simply Color jelly roll. :)

Carla G said...

What a cool quilt! Thanks for the great tutorial! :)

harleywife57 said...

I think I am in love with your quilt ! and thanks for the ez to follow tutorial ! :D

Suzzy said...

Wow. Love it

MareMare said...

I love it but my blocks didn't turn out 12 1/2 inches. Guess I need to work on my scant 1/4 inch seam.

cb said...

I love this quilt. It is so eyecatching! I'm making it now with three Wildflowers V jelly rolls. I decided while sewing it up to make it for my bed, so that's why I'm using 3 jelly rolls.

It's a gorgeous pattern.

Ginette Rostedt said...

This is beyond fabulous. One of the most gorgeous, clever modern quilts I have seen.

TX Sarah said...

The Promise circle of do.Good Stitches is using this tutorial for our February blocks.

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MareMare said...

just started making this for a baby quilt! I'm only going to do a 3x3 grid, or possibly a 3x4, either way I think I will add a border. Hopefully it won't ruin the "woven" design by adding a border! I got 3 blocks done today during my guild sewing day and everyone was admiring the pattern!

pamb said...

I love this pattern, and I thank you for the wonderful tutorial with the GREAT, easy-to-understand pictures. I'm using it to make a golf-themed quilt for the Celebration of Life tournament that is being played in my brother's memory in April. It's being raffled to raise money for a monument that is to be placed on his favorite golf course near his home in Wyoming. He died of cancer just before Christmas. He was my best brother, I miss him terribly, and there will be lots of tears quilted into this very special blanket. Thank you so much for inspiring me. Incidentally, his name is Jesse.

Donna Younger said...

Made this wonderful quilt with Moda's Spring House jelly rolls. Fresh and clean looking! Loved the instructions, very cute!

Jen said...

Thanks so much for this awesome tutorial! I fell in love with this quilt and copied it completely--fabrics and all! I recently finished it and it makes me happy every time I look at it!! Thanks so much!!

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Malamute Mom said...

Just saw this (I'm a little slow) and will be making in a lap size for my granddaughter in neons and zebra

Caniseetoo said...

Please help - I am confused!
If I keep the jelly roll strips folded that means there are two layers and I still cut 24 strips into (2) 8" pieces? Doesn't that yield 96? I only need 48 of that size piece. Please help

Susan said...

I LOVE this! What a great pattern. Fantastic tutorial! Thank you.

Mary Buchholz said...

If you leave them folded, you will cut both pieces at the same time. One on top, one on the bottom.