Bake Shop Basics: Jelly Rolls


 

Jelly rolls are such a versatile and popular pre-cut.  Today join Oda May and Chef Lissa Alexander for some simple tips on working with jelly rolls.

 

Jelly Rolls are sweet little bundles containing 40 strips measuring 2 ½ ” x 45”. Jelly rolls are offered in most of our fabric lines, as well as a range of Bella Solids.


Find Moda Bake Shop recipes using jelly rolls {here}.

Tips for working with Jelly Rolls:
  • Run a lint brush over the raw edged sides of the jelly roll before unwrapping it, otherwise you will have little fluffy lint fuzzes all over the place.
  • Iron strips flat before sewing.
  • GET STEAMED!!  It will help to realign the fibers if you use steam when you iron.  They will relax and lose the curl that has been forced into them by being rolled up.
  • Save your leftover jelly roll strips for scrappy binding.
Lissa Alexander
{www.modalissa.blogspot.com}

Thanks for the tips, Lissa! Check out Lissa's recipes {here}.

Happy sewing,

Oda May

18 comments:

Mona said...

TRhanks fo the tip!
Are you supposed to wash th strips bfore using them?

Donna said...

No do not wash them before using them

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

thanks for the tips - I hadn't thought to use a lint brush on the edges - I will need to remember that hint!!
I would only wash if they were batiks and then I would soak in a bowl and lay over a rack to dry

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh I love jelly rolls! Great tip on the lint brush too! I have thought after unrolling mine that a quick swipe with the vacuum attachment would have been a good idea! Instead, I vacuum myself and everything around me afterwards!

MGM

paulette said...

I too love Jelly Rolls and appreciate these great tips!! Thank you!
Paulette

Alexandra Abarca said...

Thanks for the advices.

Ale
Costa Rica

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great tips! thank you!

handiworking.com said...

My first 2 jelly rolls are on the shelf ready for a project so I am glad to get these tips before working with them!

Tiffany said...

Im always covered in pre-cut fuzzies - lint brush is a good idea but really... they are just fuzzies, we'll be ok :) Good tips tho!

Christine S said...

Thanks for the tips!

Qltr89 said...

I washed the strips before using them to prevent an allergy attack. Thank heaven for the pinked edges. I did not notice any shrinkage because I air-dried the strips then pressed them with steam. These strips are really handy for my hexagon projects. I bought different batik collections in jelly rolls so now I have a wide variety of batiks in my hexagon project.

Sandy D said...

Great tips. I never thought of running a lint brush over them.

path7401 said...

Friends have asked me where to line up the edge when sewing pinked edges. I read somewhere (here maybe?) that you line up the points on the edge as the outside edge of the fabric. Since that makes for a pretty narrow 1/4" seam allowance I always use a smaller stitch as well to give more security to the seam.

Helen L said...

thanks for the tips. I never thought of the lint roller for the "fuzzies" but that's a great idea, and I love the idea for the binding too!

Sherryl said...

I love the idea of precuts, but those pinked edges mess me up. I'm never sure whether to focus on the inner or outer edge of the point when sewing my 1/4 inch seam. Anyone else have this issue?

Sharon Brennan said...
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Sharon Brennan said...

Lint brush before unrolling...BRILLIANT!!

Cleo Rogers said...

Thank you for the tips. I am planning to put up a bakery business and this is surely a big help.
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