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Make a jelly roll table runner with this collection of twenty-five free jelly roll friendly table runner patterns, tutorials, and diy projects gathered from all over the web.
And just in case you're not familiar with the term "jelly roll," it's a bundle of forty fabric strips, each measuring 2.5 by 44 inches and rolled into a bundle resembling a jelly roll cake.
And what's great about jelly roll strips is how versatile they are. You can leave them as strips or cut them into smaller rectangles, squares, or triangles for star or pinwheel designs. And if you sew the strips together, cut them up, then rearrange them, they can also provide an easy way to create patchwork square designs.
And, what's great about all pre-cut fabric bundles is that they allow you to sample fabrics from an entire line before committing to buying yardage. Plus, since the fabrics are from the same line, they'll automatically coordinate with one another.
And if you're new to quilting, a table runner can make a great first quilting project. Because of its smaller size, a table runner will be easier to handle and sew than a full size bed quilt. And most of the table runners on these pages have simple designs and should therefore be pretty easy for a beginner to sew.
And just remember that because jelly roll strips have a pinked edge, they can produce a lot of lint. Therefore after opening your jelly roll pack, you may want to run a lint roller along the edges of the bundle to reduce this lint.
And if you want to be able to launder your finished table runner, you may want to pre-wash your jelly roll strips to prevent shrinkage and color bleeding in your finished runner. Some quilters think pre-washing is a good idea, others think it's not necessary if you're using high quality fabrics. If you do decide to pre-wash your jelly roll strips, place them in a mesh bag or zippered pillowcase to prevent tangling of the strips.
And for more pre-cut table runner projects, you may want to check out fat quarter table runner patterns.
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