Free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns and Projects

Quilting and sewing projects with precuts is a wonderful way to begin quilting. On this page, the focus precut is the jelly roll. Moda fabrics use the name jelly roll. Other manufacturers call these sets of 2-1/2" strips rolie polie, strips, or roll up.

There are many free jelly roll quilt patterns and jelly roll projects to get any beginner started and to provide quick and easy projects to give the experienced quilter a jump start with these precut fabrics.

How many strips are in a jelly roll?

A jelly roll is a bundle of precut fabric strips measuring 2 ½” wide by 44”- 45” long.  These jelly roll bundles usually contain 40 - 42 strips of fabric. The fabrics are bundled in a variety of coordinating prints, colors, and themes.

Most of the jelly roll fabric strips are made of high-quality quilter’s cotton cut from standard sized bolts of fabric, which is why they measure 44”-45” long. Jelly rolls can be purchased at a lower price, but the fabric is not as nice.

The strips of the jelly roll are usually rolled up in a cinnamon roll shape, hence the name.Jelly Roll Samples

Free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

This page has fantastic jelly roll quilt patterns for free that are so easily made with these wonderful precut fabrics.

Jelly rolls are the perfect shortcut to quilting projects because the tedious work of cutting loads of individual pieces has been done.  The quilter can get right to the fun part of piecing the quilt top together quickly.

Some free jelly roll quilt patterns found here include:

  • Cinched Jelly Roll Quilt: this is a simple strip quilt pattern that uses a jelly roll and a bit of extra yardage for an accent on the upper portion of the quilt
  • Confetti Cabin Quilt: this take on a log cabin block uses two jelly rolls and 4.25 yards of background fabric
  • Jelly Roll Race Quilt: this popular quilt top can be pieced in record time and makes a perfect baby quilt out of one jelly roll
  • Jelly Roll Rail Fence: there are several of these free easy, beginner jelly roll quilt patterns below
  • Scroll down for many more free jelly roll quilt patterns!

Jelly Roll Projects

Jelly rolls are not only used to make lovely quilt tops!  These precut strips are perfect for many other jelly roll projects such as:

  • Jelly roll placemats
  • Mug rugs
  • Totes
  • Scarves
  • Rugs
  • Table runners

Scroll down to find these and more great free jelly roll projects!

Jelly roll bargello projects are easily made with these precuts and make amazing designs that look difficult but are really quite easy.  Check out the jelly roll bargello tote bag below.

For information on this design technique, see our page on bargello quilts!

Quilters love using precut fabrics such as jelly rolls, charm packs and layer cakes because they come in coordinating fabrics, cut down on cutting time, and speed up sewing time!

Check out the jelly roll quilt patterns free below as well as the many free jelly roll projects.  You are sure to find one (or many!) that interest you!

Free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns and Projects

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Checkerboard Tote Bag

Although this looks complicated, it's not! Jelly roll strips are sewn together and then maneuvered in a specific way to make the checkerboard effect. Alanda Craft

Cinched Jelly Roll Quilt

This jelly roll quilt pattern is scrap-friendly and a brilliant way to combine simple quilting with quick strips and block accents. Hydeeann Sews

Confetti Cabin Quilt

With jelly roll fabric make classic log cabin blocks. Moda Fabrics

Cozy Posy Triangle Quilt

Although this quilt looks complicated it isn't. The triangles are made by cutting basic angles with your quilting ruler. Moda Fabrics

Diagonal Strip Quilt

There are a few different ways to make these diagonal quilt blocks for a diagonal quilt. This one uses the tube method. Cluck Cluck Sew

Easy Jelly Roll Quilt

Working with 2 jelly roll packs you can put together a modern quilt top that is quick and easy and can be completed in only a few hours. On Williams Street

Fabric Strip Rag Quilt

Learn how to sew a simple fabric strip rag quilt using jelly rolls. This free pattern is perfect for beginner quilters. The Crafty Stalker

Free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

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Grandma’s Lattice Quilt

Grandma’s Lattice Quilt

This free quilt pattern is super versatile because you can use either jelly roll strips OR fat quarters. Sew Can She

Halloween Table Runner

With jelly roll strips (or 2 1/2" strips) you can whip up this table runner in about 20 - 30 minutes. Alanda Craft

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This shortcut quilt is quick to piece using fabric pre-cut jelly roll strips. Affiliate Link to Fat Quarter Shop

Jelly Roll Mug Rug

Jelly Roll Mug Rug

Are you looking for something to do with your jelly roll fabric? These quilted mug rugs are a perfect way to use up some of those jelly roll strips. Learn how here. Staff

Jelly Roll Placemats

Make multi-fabric placemats using pre-cut 2 1/2" strips and these free instructions. Sew 4 Home

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Here are instructions on how to sew a jelly roll race quilt. Wise Craft Handmade

Jelly Roll Rail Fence

The free Rail Fence pattern comes to life by alternating the direction of the blocks as you put together into the quilt top. Material Girl Quilts

Jelly Roll Rail Fence Quilt

This Jelly Roll Quilt Tutorial is essentially a Rail Fence quilt pattern, with sashing AND set On Point. Darcy Quilts

Jelly Roll Rug

A jelly roll rug is just that – a rug made from a jelly roll of fabrics! Learn how to make one here. Create Whimsy

Jelly Roll Sandwich Quilt

This quilt has jelly roll strips on two sides of the quilt with a solid color between them. Hayley Sews

Jelly Roll Scarf

This is one of the easiest scarves to make using jelly roll strips. Alanda Craft

Jelly Roll Stash Buster Quilt

Here is a quilt tutorial for using up jelly roll strips. Cluck Cluck Sew

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A fun shortcut quilt tutorial using jelly roll strips. Affiliate Link to Fat Quarter Shop

Kiss Quilt Pattern

Kiss Quilt Pattern

For this quilt, you use half of a jelly roll bundle of print fabric plus a jelly roll of solid fabric for the background. Sew Can She

Magic Baby Quilt

This baby quilt pieces up quickly with jelly roll strips. Piece and Quilt

Oven Mitt Tutorial

Do you have leftover jelly roll strips from a project? Use them to make useful oven mitts. Easy free tutorial. Alanda Craft

Placemat with Jelly Roll Fabric

Here is a good jelly roll quilt pattern for placemats. Pattymac Makes

Scappy Table Runner

Here is a fun table runner using jelly roll strips. Moda

Scrappy Granny Square Quilt

The granny square quilt is pretty simple to make and a great way to use up a jelly roll. This quilt used about 3/4 of a jelly roll. Quilty Love

Seashore Square Lap Quilt

Learn how to make an easy square-in-square quilt block from a jelly roll with this easy quilt block tutorial. Scattered Throughts of a Crafty Mom

Sew Stitchy Squares Quilt

With this quilt pattern, the blocks are basic and come together very quickly using jelly roll strips and charm squares. Samelia's Mum

Strip Piece Potholder

Strip Piece Potholder

Spruce up your kitchen with this tutorial on how to sew a no-binding potholder using leftover jelly roll strips with this free quilted potholder pattern. Associates

Strip Placemat

This placemat goes together with just a few strips of fabric (you can use jelly roll strips) and some backing fabric. Alanda Craft

Strip Quilt

Strip Quilt

Make a strip quilt and quilt it as you go (QAYG) technique. So by the time the quilt top is done, the back and quilting are done too, and you are ready for binding! Sew Can She

Striped Chevrons Quilt

Have leftover jelly roll strips? This quilt uses small jelly roll strips. After the strips are sewn together, they are cut at an angle to create a charming diagonal look. Kitchen Table Quilting

Strippy and Bright Table Runner

To assemble into a cheerful table runner pre-cut 2-1/2" strips are cut into rectangles to piece bright blocks. All People Quilt

Strippy Pillow

Use jelly roll strips to create a fun strippy pillow. Quilting In The Rain

Stroller Quilt

This post will show you how to make a quick and easy Stroller Quilt using leftover jelly roll strips! Scrap Fabric Love

Tablet Cover

Tablet Cover

Make a custom table cover for your tablet or Kindle device with this pattern. This is a sleeve type cover made from jelly roll strips with a pocket and snaps. Associate

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