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    Problem with Jelly Roll Jam Quilt


    I am new to this site, but look forward to sharing and learning from you all. I really enjoy the tutorials, but, for me, it's a work in progress.
    I am having trouble with the Jelly Roll Jam Quilt tutorial I saw on Utube. After all the piecing and cutting, I think the seams are not exactly 1/4" and it isn't lining up perfectly and the blocks are not exactly the same size. Can I salvage this or what do I do with it????

    Thanks for your help,


    Re: Problem with Jelly Roll Jam Quilt

    Hi Judi
    The most important thing to remember in quilting is the 1/4 inch seam. Do you have a 1/4 inch foot on your machine? If not, I highly recommend you getting one. They aren't expensive & you can find them at pretty much any sewing store.

    How far off are the blocks? If they are just a smidge off you may be able to redo them & stretch the pieces just a bit to make them match. If they are off a lot then you might want to take them apart & resew with the 1/4 inch seam.
    It all depends on your tolerance for imperfection. Sometimes I rip things out & start over. Sometimes I just let it go & try not to make the same mistake on the next quilt.
    Whatever you decide remember this is supposed to be fun & there are no quilt police to come after you for mismatched seams. Lol
    Good luck
    May the road rise up to meet you...
    May the wind be always at your back...
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    Patt :icon_wave:


      Re: Problem with Jelly Roll Jam Quilt

      I'm not sure what pattern you are speaking of and if you could post a picture, it would be much easier to offer suggestions. I tried to find a tutorial on this quilt, but i'm not finding one. Gotta link?


        Re: Problem with Jelly Roll Jam Quilt

        Is it this one? Jelly Roll Jam - Shortcut Quilt Series - Fat Quarter Shop - YouTube
        I've been tempted to make it with the jelly roll I got as DD. Might make the 3 Dudes one, but I've heard a there is a lot of problems with that one as well. Might make a variation on the Jelly Roll Race, with half strips mixed up with straight joins. Maybe with 2 1/2" squares thrown in between strips. I guess we'll see...


          Re: Problem with Jelly Roll Jam Quilt

          We made a Jelly Roll Jam for a sample at the Fall forum retreat. It was pretty simple to do. Yes, it is a tutorial from the fat quarter shop, very comprehensive tutorial.


          You need to make each block square and the same size. Trim them to be 9 squares and you should be OK.