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

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

Happy sewing,

Oda May

Lissa Alexander

Lissa Alexander

Director of Marketing at Moda Fabrics/United Notions
Wife and mother of 5 (4 boys and 1 girl). I have been quilting since 1970. Love scrappy quilts. The more Moda fabrics I can use in a quilt, the better.
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