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45 Free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns + New Jelly Roll Quilts


Updated November 10, 2016
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Big Sister Dolly QuiltIf you've ever succumbed to the temptation of a jelly roll (the fabric kind!), you're probably in need of some creative jelly roll quilt ideas to use up all those 2-1/2" strips! You'll find tons of projects you haven't thought of yet in this collection of 45+ Free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns. Aside from the classic jelly roll quilts you're probably more familiar with, you'll find unusual patterns like a striped jumper, a unique basketweave throw, and more! We've also included plenty of jelly roll quilt patterns for Christmas, since we don't want those holiday jelly rolls to go to waste either! The best thing about the super fast jelly roll quilts in this collection is that you eliminate most of the time spent measuring and cutting for a regular quilt.

Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

45+ Free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns
Table of Contents

Small Projects for Jelly Roll Leftovers

Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

Jelly Roll Quilt Ideas for Kids and Babies

Jelly Roll Quilts and Throws


Projects for Jelly Roll Leftovers

This section has jelly roll quilt ideas to help you use up those scraps for small quilt projects.

Java Reversible Mug Rug

  1. Big Sister Dolly Quilt - This simple patchwork project can be a good doll quilt or a feminine wall hanging.
  2. Jelly Roll Reversal Tote - Strip together a stylish new bag with your leftovers.
  3. Jelly Roll Gypsy Scarf - Jelly rolls can also make wonderful fashion accessories.
  4. Waffle Dish Cloths - Spice up your kitchen with waffle fabric and jelly rolls.
  5. Cherry Jelly Roll Placemat - If you're a beginner quilter and are looking for free quilted placemat patterns to brighten up your kitchen, you're sure to love this tutorial for making these lovely Cherry Jelly Roll Placemats.
  6. Chevron Strip Tube Block - The Chevron Strip Tube Block is an eye-catching chevron quilt pattern that will look beautiful no matter what you make with it.
  7. Neutral Quilt Block Pattern - Make a serene and calm quilt out of chilled out grey fabric using this jelly roll quilt block pattern.
  8. Hello Spring Strippy Pillow Cover - Learn how to make a pillow cover out of jelly roll quilts to add to your spring and summer decor.
  9. Umbrella Friendly Patio Table Topper - Make the perfect tablecloth and DIY table topper with this unexpected and extra smart quilted project.
  10. Jelly Roll iPad Sleeve - Protect your precious tablet or eReader with this free quilting pattern that is perfect for technology.
  11. Cozy Quilted Tablet Cover Pattern - Design a personlized quilted accessory you can take with you anywhere with this free quilt pattern. 



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Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

Get holiday-themed fabric and make one of these Christmas free jelly roll quilt patterns.

Poinsettia Table RunnerChristmas Utensil Holders

  1. Striped Prairie Point Christmas Tree Skirt - A simple striped tree skirt gets an upgrade with prairie point trim!
  2. Scrappy Stocking Ornament - Make these tiny stockings as ornaments or gift card holders.
  3. Candy Cane Christmas Table Runner - Quick strip piecing makes this table runner fast and festive.
  4. Christmas Pinwheel Table Runner - Take jelly roll strips beyond stripes with this creative pinwheel pattern.
  5. His and Hers Scrappy Christmas Stocking Quilt Patterns - Use a set of jelly roll strips to make matching stockings for you and your spouse.
  6. Christmas Utensil Holders - This is a super fast table setting idea for Christmas.
  7. Christmas Drawstring Gift Bag - Use leftover jelly roll holiday strips to make cute gift bags.
  8. Christmas Clutch Purse - Perfect to carry around during the holiday season and even for gift-giving.
  9. Poinsettia Table Runner - A lovely and easy project that will make your table festive and bright at Christmas.
  10. Sweet Spring Table Runner - Usher in the warm weather using this free jelly roll quilt pattern to create a fun and breezy piece of quilted decor. 
  11. Ice Fractals Jelly Roll Pattern - Bring the beauty of snowy weather into your next quilting project with this free quilt pattern.


Jelly Roll Quilt Ideas for Kids and Babies

These free jelly roll quilt patterns are meant just for little ones.

Arrows on the Go QuiltJammin Jelly Roll Floor Cushion

  1. Magic Jelly Roll Quilt - This "magic" quilt plays with the same concept as a disappearing nine patch.
  2. Little Kid Knotty Jumper - Learn how to make a jelly roll quilt jumper for your little girl.
  3. Jungle Path Baby Quilt - Combine animal-inspired prints for a sensational baby quilt.
  4. Jammin Jelly Roll Quilt Floor Cushion - Your kids will absolutely love this comfy cushion.
  5. Sixteen Patch Baby Quilt - This baby quilt is eye-catching and adorable.
  6. Boxes of Color Baby Quilt - If you are a new quilter and want to try making your first quilted baby blanket, you'll love this pattern for the Boxes of Color Baby Quilt.
  7. Animal Pens Baby Quilt - Even leftover quilt scraps can be part of a brand new baby quilt pattern just take a look at the Animal Pens Baby Quilt.
  8. Arrows on the Go Quilt - One baby quilt pattern that's as fun to make as it is to see is the Arrows on the Go Quilt.
  9. Cowboy Up Bed Quilt - Fall asleep every night in a wild west scene when you make this awesome Cowboy Up Bed Quilt. 
  10. Cozy Posy Triangle Quilt - Girls of all ages will adore the pleasant colors and mesmerizing design of this Cozy Posy Triangle Quilt.
  11. Stairway to Heaven Pastels Pattern - Make a gorgeous step quilt out of jelly rolls with this cute kids' quilt pattern.
  12. Wearable Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern - Make your graddaughter a stunning jacket out of colorful jelly rolls.


Jelly Roll Quilts and Throws

These jelly roll quilt patterns are going to look stunning in your home. Cuddle up under one of these lovely free quilting patterns.

Jelly Roll Braid QuiltRace to the Finish Jelly Roll Quilt

These are just a few of the jelly roll quilt patterns that you can make for your home!

  1. Gobble Irish Chain Quilt - Use an earthy jelly roll for this autumn Irish chain quilt.
  2. Raggedy Basketweave Quilt - A unique piecing and quilting technique makes this rag quilt extra special!
  3. Jelly Roll Braid Quilt - Combine jelly roll strips in a simple repeating pattern that looks like a French braid.
  4. Boxing Day Jelly Roll Quilt - Make a masculine quilt with this jelly roll pattern.
  5. Ravishing Rail Picnic Quilt - Go ravishing with your jelly roll quilts when you make this gorgeous project.
  6. Flying Kimonos Quilt - Eastern-inspired quilt patterns are renowned for their blend of classic designs and intricate quilt block patterns. Make one with this Flying Kimonos Quilt.
  7. Sugar Almonds Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern - This eye-catching design places your jelly roll strips as the center of attention in our Sugar Almonds Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern.
  8. Race to the Finish Jelly Roll Quilt - Make a picnic blanket in preparation for spring or cuddle up to withstand the winter in this Race to the Finish Jelly Roll Quilt.
  9. Ah-mazing Improv Quilt - The daring and sleek look of the Ah-mazing Improv Quilt comes together through strip quilt piecing and your own bold design skills.
  10. In-n-Out Jelly Roll Quilt - This easy quilting pattern made out of colorful jelly roll pieces is going to be your next picnic quilt.
  11. Last Minute Jelly Roll Wedding Quilt - Make a lightning-fast wedding quilt that looks like a million bucks.
  12. Odd Block Strip Quilt - Make a colorful quilt out of jelly rolls with this unique and modern quilt pattern.
  13. Sudoku Quilt Tutorial - Learn how to make a jelly roll quilt that resembles one of your favorite number games with this idea.
  14. Full Moon Quilt Pattern - We promise you'll be over the moon for this beautiful free jelly roll quilt pattern. 
  15. Easy Quilt as You Go Pattern - Use jelly rolls to create this easy, breezy quilt that's perfect for first-timers. 
  16. Ariel's Wedding Quilt Pattern - Perfect as a gift or a piece for your own home, this jelly roll quilt pattern is a great project when you're looking to make a larger quilt. 
  17. Road to Oklahoma Quilt Pattern - Light, airy, and absolutely beautiful, this free jelly roll quilt is a must-add to your quilting projects list. 
  18. Cinched Jelly Roll Quilt - One of the best things about free jelly roll quilt patterns is the color and variety they can add to your home. And when it comes to boldness, this free quilt pattern definitely delivers!


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Which of these precuts do you prefer to quilt with:

Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, or Fat Quarter Bundles?


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There are some awesome ideas and patterns here! Since I have never been able to buy pre-cuts, I don't have a favorite, but I think they'd all be fun in their own ways. I think I've seen the most patterns for the jelly rolls.

Jelly rolls for sure! I like how they can be rearranged to make patterns. Plus, you don't have to cut them up as much as you do with fat quarters. I do like fat quarters for non-quilting projects though.

Jelly rolls are great. I want to make more with those. Normally I use fat quarter bundles.

I love charm packs and jelly rolls the best! And those mini charms are addictive!

I love jelly rolls!! I love the interplay of colors within a line and knowing that they all coordinate! Followed closely by charm squares, as attested to by the quantity of them in my stash!

I love charm squares but am not fussy as it is a process and a rewarding one each and every time I make a quilt. I just love to make quilts for any and all occasions and my main goal is this year is for charity quilts.

I use charm squares the most, but also jelly rolls, layer cakes fat quarters. I just finished Desert Sky PP with fat qtrs, a baby quilt with charms am cutting out another baby quilt with a jelly roll. I LOVE PRECUTS!

I have used them all. and I like all of them as they are already cut for me. My next choice is fabric by the yard - which I really, really like as there is more choices. I LOVE FABRIC

I have used several jelly rolls and only recently a couple of layer cakes...since I am a "new" quilter, I'm trying them ALL! LOL!!

I prefer fat quarters, jelly rolls are nice but I have more versatility with fat quarters

My favorite products I love to see with is jelly rolls. I have sewn with them all but it seem to me is jelly rolls give me more of a variety of pattern to choose from. Plus the squares made from jelly rolls, using strip sets turn out to look more complicated than what they are. It makes me look more like a well seasoned quilter than what I am. I would say I'm a confidendt quilter.

I have used them all but the jelly rolls---as I have cut my own for any of the quilts that call for 2.5 inch strips. I have at least 4-5 jelly roll sets but just haven't found the right quilt to use them yet.

I like them all, and lately it has been jelly rolls

No preference. I use them all. Depends on the pattern I'm making at the time

Luv jelly rolls...so fast easy to whip up from table runners to quilts

I've used them all but fat quarters are my favorite.

Nicest thing to work with when I need a low stress project to do!!

I love to work with jelly rolls. They are sooo versatile and soooo convenient!!

I really like working with fat quarters but, the layer cakes are okay, too. Helping my granddaughters quilt as beginners, the larger pieces were easier to manage.

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I have used the jelly rolls and love them. I have also tried the charm packs and a few fat quarters but need more patterns for them.

I love them all but the most affordable option for me is charm packs! Thanks

I like the jelly roll packs and the fat quarter bundles, the charm packs

i love the jelly roll packs and also the fat quarters. so many things to make

I like the log cabin pattern, because you can assemble it in so many ways

My favorite is Jelly Rolls. There are sooooo many patterns available for them. The variety never ends.

I haven't tried the jelly rolls yet but my favorite is the charm packs!!! Almost no cutting needed !!!

I am a new quilter. Have used fat quarters, yardage and 10" squares. But have "started" my stash with jelly rolls and charm packs. Looking forward to using my jelly rolls!

I have not had a lot of experience with jelly rolls, but I do use the charm packs quite often. Projects work up so much faster when I do not have to do all that cutting.

I love the Jelly Rolls - I use them to make quilts and purses and other projects that come along. They are great for making Charity quilts too.

I like to use charm packs.

I like the ease of charm packs.

Charm packs

I love working with all of them, especially jelly rolls for a fast and colouful quilt but I think layer cakes are my favourite right now.

I like fat quarters becase they are versatile enough to be cut into different size squares or rectangles or even left whole to be used for larger projects. -)

I love fat quarter bundles because there are so many projects I can use them for

I have bought the jelly rolls but have never had the core yet to try making anything! I usually use big block patterns only! I have used the charm packs a couple times, and love the convenience of the squares already cut.

Jelly roll quilts are fast. I also like working with charms as they make a quick quilt as well.

I Love Jelly roll Quilt they are fast and the colors are fun to work with.

I can't seem to find the 24 free jelly roll quilts. Everything I click on goes to the same page, or doesn't let me click on it.

Hi, Jdiestel! Hmmm. I'm not sure I understand the problem you're experiencing. These links will each send you to a different tutorial on FaveQuilts. For example, if you click on "Raggedy Basketweave Quilt," it will take you to the tutorial for that quilt. If that's not happening, please contact our customer service with details of the issue and we'll do our best to help you figure it out!

I used this basic idea and then added a few twists to fit my likes. I added a column of solid between each row of braid and border. Also broke it up by putting a crosswise strip about 2/3 way down. It turned out great.

HELP! How do I print some of the Free Jelly Roll Patterns? I have lots of left-overs and the projects look great!

JESTGR8, You can save them here as stated by EditorNT or you make a new folder in documents on your computer and save it to there. You need to be logged in to save to your folder here. It says Save Project and is just above the main photo. Don't forget to check out the different categories on the left hand side of the page. Happy quilting.

This might be a little late, but here goes: I found a shortcut to print things. Try Control Shift P. Then you get a page saying a bunch of stuff including from page... to page... I found out you get all the comments if you just hit Print ALL...so now I estimate page 1 of 3 or maybe just page 1-2. You can delete what's there and tyype in whatever pages you want. If you need another page,, you can always add "page 4-4" Hope this helps.

I'm looking for instructions on how to make the Jelly Roll Quilt (the one they use in races) that would come out 60 x 90 or close to it. Can anyone help.

Type in missouri quilts on u tube...there are videos there for this that make it very easy!

Please, I need general directions for a jellyroll. not patters just general derections on how to piece strips together.

I can't make folders to put my projects into. I don't understand what to do. debra@cnysewer@gmail.com

Hi cnysewer, if you look to the right side of the page, there is something called "My Quilt Basket." You can save your patterns there. Hope this helps!

loved the hexy idea and yes the explanation was weird but it sure made sense in the end. Can hardly wait to try this!!

Where do I find the "hexy idea"? I've been wanted to try something in hexagons, so hope this is the answer to prayer. Thank you


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