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How to Make a Jelly Roll Rug

We're always looking for projects that we can complete using precuts like Jelly Rolls, and this one is so cute and so fun we had to share it with you! We love that this project is both pretty and practical, and we've gotten permission from Roma, the pattern designer, to share a part of the process with you.

You'll need 40 of these 2½" by width of fabric (WOF) strips to make this 38" x 42" Rug, and 2 rolls of batting. The pattern covers how to make other shapes, and you can increase the size of the rug simply by using more strips.

PLEASE NOTE: In this video, Jen says the batting rolls measure 50 yards and that you'll need 2. The rolls actually measure 25 yards each; you will need a total of 50 yards (or 2 rolls) for 1 Jelly Roll Rug.

We recommend sewing your rug with a heavy-duty needle, like a denim needle, that will be able to handle the bulk of the strips. You can find our suggestions in the list below.


OPTION 1: Use a Jelly Roll Rug kit that we've already chosen and assembled for you!

- Jelly Roll Rug Kits

OPTION 2: Or, assemble your own kit in 3 parts!

- (1) Jelly Roll Rug Pattern

- (40) 2½" x WOF strips (approximately 1 standard size Jelly Roll) of your choice

- 50 yards (two of the 25-yard rolls) of Katahdin Batting Strips


- Schmetz Chrome Denim Needles

- Wonder Clips

- Olfa Spinning Rotary Mat

- Creative Grids 4½" x 8½" Ruler

- Creative Grids "Shabby Fabrics" 2½" x 6½" Ruler