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    Red face ISO HELP WITH JELLY ROLL QUILT FOR KING SIZE BED

    I have been quilting in some capacity for 40 years. Mostly by my own rules. I want to make a king size quilt from jelly rolls for 2 reasons. 1 - I like the look & 2- I was told it could not be done. I have never made a jelly roll quilt so I am in for a challenge, plus my machine blew up so I will be sewing / learning on a new Janome 6600P. Double learning curve.

    I think before I start this one I will complete 4 I have started. That will at least familiarize me the machine!!!!!!!

    Any idea how many jelly rolls it would take to make a king size quilt with long sides? Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: ISO HELP WITH JELLY ROLL QUILT FOR KING SIZE BED

    Jean the Sewing machine has user notes and youtube videos on this. I don't know for sure about the king size but if anyone knows she does.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgPGI...e=results_main
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    Default Re: ISO HELP WITH JELLY ROLL QUILT FOR KING SIZE BED

    1 jelly roll is approximately 1680 inches of fabric x 2 1/2 inches. (40 strips of 42 inch long fabric)
    You would need to measure the bed with the overhangs and see how big it is.

    Based off a king sized mattress size of 76 x 80 and adding in a 10" drop, that would make your quilt size 86 x 100 (8600 inches)

    If my math is correct, you would need 6 jelly rolls. (8600/1680= 5.11). If you got a jelly roll with 42 strips, you would only need 5 jelly rolls (8600/1764=4.87)

    If your mattress is a different size or you wanted a longer overhang, you would adjust accordingly.
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    Default Re: ISO HELP WITH JELLY ROLL QUILT FOR KING SIZE BED

    Barb, I have the formula in my user notes. My guess is that you will need at least 3 full size jelly rolls, 40-42 strips each. If you tell me your exact measurements, i can be more specific. I don't have a king bed and don't know how long nor how much hang over you want. Kellie D made one for her father, you might contact her about how much it took.

    Check the user notes out, just click on my name, look under profile, the user notes are in there.

    Another member and I figured out an alternate way to do it, but since I have no need for a king size, it's not something I've tried yet. So, let's talk some more when you get some specific measurements.

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    Default Re: ISO HELP WITH JELLY ROLL QUILT FOR KING SIZE BED

    Quote Originally Posted by Mchelem View Post
    1 jelly roll is approximately 1680 inches of fabric x 2 1/2 inches. (40 strips of 42 inch long fabric)
    You would need to measure the bed with the overhangs and see how big it is.

    Based off a king sized mattress size of 76 x 80 and adding in a 10" drop, that would make your quilt size 86 x 100 (8600 inches)

    If my math is correct, you would need 6 jelly rolls. (8600/1680= 5.11). If you got a jelly roll with 42 strips, you would only need 5 jelly rolls (8600/1764=4.87)

    If your mattress is a different size or you wanted a longer overhang, you would adjust accordingly.
    You didn't calculate the width of the jelly roll, you would only need 3 jelly rolls, not six. Divide your number in half to account for the 2" width of each strip.

    I make queens with 80 strips, no way a king would take 3 times as many.

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    Default Re: ISO HELP WITH JELLY ROLL QUILT FOR KING SIZE BED

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
    You didn't calculate the width of the jelly roll, you would only need 3 jelly rolls, not six. Divide your number in half to account for the 2" width of each strip.

    I make queens with 80 strips, no way a king would take 3 times as many.
    What Jean said lol.

    And this is why I didn't continue those math classes in college. I honestly hate math.
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    Default Re: ISO HELP WITH JELLY ROLL QUILT FOR KING SIZE BED

    Using the 86" by 100" measurement, here's how I would make it.

    Make it in three sections, each section 86" wide and 32" long. For each section, you would start out with 35-36 strips. Sew these together til you have 16 rows each, which would be 32" long and 86" wide. When you finish the three sections , sew them together to make a piece 86" by 96". You can add additional rows to the end to make it 100" long. 3 jelly rolls will be sufficient. I put borders on mine to add length and width, that can help you not need so many jelly roll strips! Good luck quilting that big boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
    Using the 86" by 100" measurement, here's how I would make it.

    Make it in three sections, each section 86" wide and 32" long. For each section, you would start out with 35-36 strips. Sew these together til you have 16 rows each, which would be 32" long and 86" wide. When you finish the three sections , sew them together to make a piece 86" by 96". You can add additional rows to the end to make it 100" long. 3 jelly rolls will be sufficient. I put borders on mine to add length and width, that can help you not need so many jelly roll strips! Good luck quilting that big boy!
    And this is with no borders.

    Jean, do you ever border yours??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mchelem View Post
    And this is with no borders.

    Jean, do you ever border yours??
    I usually do, to add to the width and length. There are some pictures in one of my albums of the ones I've made for the queen bed. I also do not cover my pillows, I use shams, so mine are similar in size to what you buy in comforter sets.

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    Default Re: ISO HELP WITH JELLY ROLL QUILT FOR KING SIZE BED

    Quote Originally Posted by Mchelem View Post
    What Jean said lol.

    And this is why I didn't continue those math classes in college. I honestly hate math.
    i hate math, too! Calculators are our friends! You were on the right track, just needed to go one more step!

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