Val has found a project which has caught her eye…it's just such fun!
JANUARY IS FOR JELLY ROLL RUGS!
Aren't these rugs just fabulous - and useful too! They are made from 2.5" strips and wadding. Use a strip roll (aka a jelly roll) and a roll of precut wadding and away you go! Or it can be a fun way of using up scraps and wadding offcuts. The rug is constructed with straight stitches and then zigzag - so achievable for all on any machine.
In this video here from Justhands-on TV, Valerie guides you through some of the things to think about when making this rug – which is actually very straightforward BUT you do need the purple needles for your machine to avoid it skipping stitches.
We have a jelly roll rug kit in our shop that includes the wadding, pattern and purple tipped needles needed to make a rug of your own - just add a jelly roll or two!
Throughout January we have a special offer on our strip rolls to tempt you to try making your own Jelly Roll Rug... our POT LUCK STRIP ROLLS! For £15 you will receive two 2.5" strip rolls (normally £17) either the same or different (you choose), but the rolls will be a mystery until you receive your package - a little surprise - and who doesn't like fabric surprises!?
Here are some examples which have been made by the Creative Quilting team, our customers and students.