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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 June 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214700
  • Carton Qty: 14
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 460
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.95
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The Joy of Jelly Rolls


A complete guide to quilting and sewing using Jelly Rolls by Carolyn Forster

Edelweiss Buy Now
Book Description

Sew 44 gorgeous gifts and 24 stunning quilts from your Jelly Roll stash

This redesigned collection of three of Carolyn Forster’s bestselling books Twenty to Make: Jelly Roll Scraps, Sew Jelly Roll Quilts & Gifts and Little Quilts & Gifts from Jelly Roll Scraps is ideal for any quilter wanting to bust their Jelly Roll stash with 44 gorgeous gift projects and 24 quilts.

There is a mix of hand and machine quilting, and full instructions are given for backing, binding and finishing your quilts. All the techniques needed are clearly explained step by step, and all the required templates are given at the back of the book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
What is a Jelly Roll? 10
Fabrics & threads 12
Basic sewing equipment 14
Cutting fabric 16
Layering & tacking/basting 29
Quilting 32
Binding 38
Displaying quilts 44
Patchwork Dog 48
Dolly 50
Covered Folder 53
Bookmark and Book Cover 56
Drawstring Bag 58
Manx Log-cabin Mat 60
Olly the Octopus 63
Mini Bunting 66
Hanging Fish 68
Hexagon Pillow 70
Flower-power Coasters 73
Flower Hair Snap 76
Stacked Pincushions 78
Spring Door Wreath 80
Coffee and Tea Coasters 83
Hair Scrunchy 86
Patchwork Placemat 88
Plastic Bag Dispenser 90
Flower Tablecloth 92
Russian Dolls 94
Berries Table Mat 96
Needle Book 98
Button Pillow 100
Zipped Pouch 102
Tiny Bag 104
Lavender Ravioli 106
Tissue Pouch 108
Cut Diamond Pincushions 110
Sunshine Pot Mat 112
Doorstop 114
Tabby Cat Pillow 128
Beach Hut Key Fobs 130
Nine-patch Biscornu 133
Hot-water Bottle Cover 136
Bluebirds 139
Coin Pouch 142
Crochet Hook Roll 144
Tablet Case 147
Thread Pot 150
Hexagon Flowers 154
Flower Garden 156
Wonky Stacked Coins 160
Woven Dreams 162
Zigzag Diamonds 166
Sunny Days 168
Bordered Garden 172
Log-cabin 174
Ripples 178
Soft and Faded Vintage 182
Spring Brick Wall 186
Sewing Spools 188
Hidden Crosses 192
Ohio Star 194
Framed Four-patch Medallion 198
Tea Time Treat 200
Sawtooth Medallion Star 204
Double Nine-patch 216
Sweet Sixteen 218
Hourglass 222
Sampler 226
Templates 230
Glossary 238
Index 239

About the Author

About Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster is a best-selling author on quilting. She started making quilts when she was a teenager and went on to study Textiles at the University of Bath. Since graduating, Carolyn has taught patchwork and quilting both in the UK and the USA and has had her quilts featured in a number of books and magazines, including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Patchwork and Quilting. Carolyn lives in Tunbridge Wells, UK with her husband and son.

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A bumper book, compiled from Carolyn's best sellers. It includes 44 gift projects and 24 quilts to make use of the ever popular jelly rolls for quilters. This is super value, especially if you do not have the previously published books. Gifts include patchwork and quilt home accessories such as coasters, bags, bunting, toys, hanging decorations and key fobs. The quilt designs include hand and machine sewing and use a variety of techniques. The latter are clearly explained with step by step instructions and good photographs. Backing, binding and finishing instructions are also included with templates. There is lots to love about this book including good tips and techniques. Projects I like include the patchwork dog, Manx log cabin mat, hanging fish, flower power coasters, Russian dolls, sunshine pot mat (my favourite), beach hut key fobs, thread pot and of course the quilts.

Customer review

This is a fantastic resource that will provide inspiration for beginners and more experienced quilters. Loads of advice, many different techniques clearly explained, stunning photos, clear diagrams, cannot fault this book at all. It is a combination of three of Carolyns previous books but has a fresh new feel. Cannot wait to get started but my only problem is deciding which design to begin with. My favourites are ( in no particular order ) FLOWER. GARDEN, TINY BAG, COIN POUCH and LOG-CABIN QUILT. Fantastic value and a great gift ( for yourself or a quilting friend. )

Customer review

As someone who is new to Jelly Rolls, this book has made me realise that they are not just for quilts and are incredibly versatile. I have a Jelly Roll of beautiful fabric which has been living in my stash for several years as I have not found a project to justify the colours but thanks to The Joy of Jelly Rolls I don't think they will be staying in my stash for much longer.


Customer review

Lovely collection of techniques and projects from Carolyn Forster for Jelly Roll lovers. However many of the projects are on a smaller scale and would do well as scrap busters. It is worth noting that this is a collection based on three previous books and I have worked from two of the books before so a lot looked familiar. The techniques section is clear and covers quite a lot which is extremely useful for beginners and a handy reference or reminder for others. There are then two other sections one for useful smaller projects and then a section on quilt projects. There is a lovely combination of photographs of completed projects and diagrams to illustrate key stages of the projects. I was surprised when I lifted this book as it is heavier and thicker than many sewing books of this type. It is crammed full of projects, not padded out with filler pages and for the price is excellent value. I think this would be a brilliant resource for simple projects to sew with learners or for school fete or charity fundraising. The only problem will be deciding what to sew next :-)


Customer review

The instructions on how to cut and sew the fabric are clearly written and also include colour photos showing the steps and I feel that this book is excellent for beginners as well as providing projects for the more advanced crafter.


Customer review

The Joy of Jelly Rolls starts with an explanation of what a Jelly Roll is and advice on choosing thread colours which is an important consideration due to the variety of colours the fabric comes in. Next is a list of equipment needed which is always handy as you can prepare by gathering everything you need before starting your project.


Customer review

There are many types of project and plenty of ideas for gifts for all ages and by resizing the templates this would give more flexibility to use any left over pieces of fabric.



Fabric manufacturers want to make it easy for quilters to combine colors and patterns; Moda, for one, branded their Jelly Roll, a precut bundle of fabric strips that are designed to go well together (other companies use similar names for their bundles). This book, which contains content from three of Forsters
previous books (Little Quilts & Gifts from Jelly Roll Scraps, 2015; Jelly Roll Scraps, 2014; Sew Jelly Roll Quilts & Gifts, 2012), provides a typical  introduction to basic quilting techniques and materials followed by 68 projects (24 of which are full quilts) made using Jelly Rolls or scraps from them. Each
project includes a materials and supplies list, the items finished dimensions, and a list of instructions. A knowledge of basic quilting techniques is assumed; the instructions are minimal. Some feature process photos, but most do not. Some of the items, including all of the quilts, include diagrams for piecing. A
treat for Jelly Roll enthusiasts, this will find use where quilting books are popular.

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