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Quick and easy jelly roll quilt block 1 video tutorial

Quick and easy jelly roll quilt block video tutorial

This block appears on my book Turnabout patchwork.

How to make this jelly roll block

Learn in just over 2 minutes:

Finished block size

About 10 inches.


For the first rectangle:

– 2 white 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 grey 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

For the second rectangle:
– 2 white 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Some block ideas and quilt ideas that can be made with this technique:

Quick and easy jelly roll quilt block 1 video tutorial

Quick and easy jelly roll quilt block 1 video tutorial

Visual process

Jelly roll block - quick and easy video tutorial


  1. You continue to have the best ideas ever!! How do you decide on the fabrics for each one? I have lots of scraps to use up and am wondering if I could make it scrappy as long as I keep a light fabric in there to separate the darker ones, or would I loose the effect that is in the beauty of yours? Yours are all awesome by the way!! Jean

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  2. Thank you Jean. You could do this block scrappy though if colours are very different you’ll have a different outcome. For best results try and use the same fabrics for individual blocks alternating dark and light colour strips of the same or very similar colours in both cases. Do a test and see what you get.


  3. I will have to try later this fall when I’m not so busy outside. If it turns out I’ll send you a picture, if not maybe I’ll send one anyway so you’ll know what not to do! Ha ha! Jean


  4. This last tutorial is incrediable and amazing. I appreciate your work and videos so much. I made my first ever block using your tutorial. And I made a pinwheel block using your tutorial. So I am hooked. I used scissors and a 12 inch wood ruler, and scraps, and both blocks are darling pillows.


  5. This makes me so happy, and I have no idea why. Love the block options! I have some star wars fabric that will work wonderfully with this. You give me too many ideas!

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  6. Excellent video! Impressed with Claudine and her ruler & scissors. I’m not a “jelly roll” person, but I do a lot of “strips” and save the various pieces in my scrap container. This looks like fun and will make a couple of quick projects!

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  7. You can buy jelly rolls just in white or in one single colour or in 3 fabrics, etc. But this tutorial is for 1 single block tha uses a jelly roll width strip.


  8. I am looking for this pattern once posted it was done done with 2 strands of yarn one white the other kinda bluish blue baby blanket popcorn flat stitches can I have more information please

    Thank you


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