Working with Jelly Rolls
“Janieg” made a comment today that I thought some of you might be interested in. She said:
“I’m struggling with block 3. After having it come out smaller that the other blocks, redoing, THEN measuring the strips….to my dismay, I found that one strip is approx 1/8 inch narrower than the standard 2.5 inches. So I’m doing it again, making the seams narrower. I could have chosen another fabric, but I really liked the one I picked. When I finish to my satisfaction, I will photo and post. In the meantime, I suggest measuring your strips. Mine was a commercial jelly roll.”
Sometimes the pinked edge of precuts makes quilting interesting. I often measure my charm packs to see where 5″ is. Sometimes the outer edge of the pinking is 5.” Other times it is the inside of the pinking that is the 5.” I actually haven’t worked with jelly rolls much which is why I wanted to do this sampler quilt.
Just something to consider if you have found your blocks frustrating to put together like Janieg. (Also make sure you are sewing a 1/4″ seam and are pressing well. These blocks shouldn’t be very frustrating.) Thanks Janieg for that observation.