The 13 Best Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns EVER

If there’s one type of quilt pattern that our readers love, it’s a jelly roll pattern. In case you’re new to quilting, Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns are type of precut fabric that typically contain about 40 strips of fabric. These budget-friendly strips are excellent for larger quilt projects, especially strip quilts, and help speed up the quilting process since you don’t have to worry about spending a ton of time measuring and cutting. Jelly roll quilts tend to include quick and easy patterns, which is why they’re such a hit with quilters! FaveQuilts knows how much our readers love this precut, which is why we’ve decided to combine all of our top jelly roll patterns into one convenient list.

13 of the Best Jelly Roll Patterns Ever

From baby quilts for your new grandbaby to bed-sized quilts that you won’t be able to stop showing off, these free quilt patterns take the beloved jelly roll and turn them into something completely new. Pick your favorite and have a blast with your next quilting project!

If you’re new to working with precut fabric, then be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Precut Fabric. You can find a huge selection of free jelly roll patterns on this collection page, 45 Free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns + New Jelly Roll Quilts.

13 of the Best Jelly Roll Patterns EVER!

Magic Jelly Roll QuiltOur Readers Love It!

Golden Autumn Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern

Ice Fractals Jelly Roll PatternNEW!

Jelly Roll Braid Quilt#1

Cozy Posy Triangle Quilt

Cozy Posy Triangle Quilt

One Day Baby Quilt TutorialNEW!

Striped Chevrons Baby Quilt TutorialFor Your New Grandbaby!

Last Minute Jelly Roll Wedding Quilt

Rainbow Bright Bargello Quilt

Rainbow Bright Bargello QuiltNEW!

Ariel’s Wedding Quilt PatternMake It Part of Your World!

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Christmas Trip Around the World QuiltNEW!

Race to the Finish Jelly Roll Quilt

What’s your favorite type of precut to quilt with? Let us know below in the comments!

“How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns” free eBook

What is the worst thing about quilting?

C’mon, everyone has that one step in the process that they just hate. And if you’re like us here at FaveQuilts, it’s pretty straightforward: cutting. It’s such a tedious process that requires so much focus; unlike piecing, which you can do in a rhythm while listening to music and getting into the zone, cutting requires careful attention to detail—both because you want your squares or strips or triangles to be the right size and because you don’t want to lose a finger.

Well, there’s a solution: pre-cuts. Jelly rolls, charm packs, fat quarters … pre-cut fabrics either completely avoid or greatly reduce the amount of time you need to spend snipping and slicing on your cutting mat. Since we love pre-cuts so much, we decided to make a whole book out of them! In How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns, you will find some of our favorite jelly roll quilt tutorials from the site. These patterns range in size, shape, and purpose, but trust us, you’ll love them all equally.

Let’s take a peek at what’s inside…

Rail Fence Picnic Quilt

Summer Quilt Patterns

Some quilts are made for snuggling, and some quilts are made for celebrating! Jelly roll quilt patterns like the Rail Fence Picnic Quilt are perfect for picnics, roadtrips, and family reunions. Everybody loves being outside in the summer, but for those of us who are in charge of doing the family laundry, there’s a lot to be said for a protective barrier between our butts and the grass.

Keep your pants stain-free and your food ant-protected with one of these gorgeous summer quilts!

Baby Quilt Tutorials

Striped Chevrons Baby Quilt TutorialBaby quilt patterns are consistently among the most popular tutorials that we offer on FaveQuilts, and it’s not hard to see why. Learning how to make a baby quilt in the span of one or two days makes for a serious increase in quilt production—and guarantees that not only will you never show up to a baby shower empty-handed, but your gift will always put all the others to shame.

The easy baby quilts that we chose for this book were picked especially because of how easy and fast they are. Patterns like the Striped Chevrons Baby Quilt are guaranteed to be fun and stress-free.

Four Hour Lasagna QuiltQuick and Easy Quilt Patterns

Of course, you can only make so many baby quilts before you start to go a little crazy, so add some variety to your To Do list with one of our easy-breezy lap and throw quilt patterns. These are easily the most versatile of quilt patterns, since you can use them for just about anything. They’re big enough to keep you warm and comfortable on the couch in winter, but small enough to be packed up and taken along on a long trip or vacation. (Not to mention their excellence for building blanket forts.)

Still, even bigger projects like throw quilts shouldn’t take you forever, which is why we’ve included awesome patterns like the Four Hour Lasagna Quilt, which you can make in time for dinner.

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How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

So what are you waiting for? Download your free copy of How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns today, and get quilting!

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Let Me See That Jelly Roll! 10 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

 I absolutely love jelly roll fabric. They’re so versatile and fun. You can make almost any project with a jelly roll, from home decor to clothes and accessories to full bed quilts. They’re great for any season and any skill level. Are you a beginner just learning piecework? A jelly roll race quilt is the pattern for you. Are you an experienced sewist looking for your next project? Jelly roll quilts are a great way to mix and match, use up scraps, and even create your own designs.

My favorite thing about a jelly roll is how much variation there is. From race quilts to patchwork to chevron, no two jelly roll quilts look the same. You can use jelly rolls to make improv quilts that challenge your skill level or stick with something simple that you can make quickly. Add free-motion or applique to make a simple quilt just a little more personal or detailed. There’s really no limit to what you can do with a jelly roll, which is why I’ve put together some of my favorite patterns—so what are you waiting for? Your next quilt is waiting in the wings!

10 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

10 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns for Your Next Quilt

  1. Etchy Floral Bed Quilt
  2. Granny Square Quilt
  3. Hello Spring Strippy Pillow Cover
  4. Umbrella Friendly Patio Table Topper
  5. Race to the Finish Jelly Roll Quilt
  6. Chevron Strip Tube Block
  7. Twists and Turns Improv Quilt
  8. Circus is in Town Quilt
  9. Rolling Rail Fence Quilt
  10. Jelly Roll Race Quilt

BONUS! Like these patterns? Find more with our newly updated pattern collection, 34 Jelly Roll Patterns!

And  if that’s not enough, win big with our Henry Glass & Co. fabric bundle giveaway!

Henry Glass & Co Fabric Bundle

We’re giving away the Honey Bee Mine fabric bundle from Henry Glass & Co.! It may not be a jelly roll, but this adorable fabric bundle will be perfect for your spring quilts. Whether you use them all together for a cute baby quilt or spread them out across a couple of throws or lap quilts, these will be the perfect new addition to your stash.

10 Totally Tasty Patterns of Food-Inspired Quilts

If you’re familiar with basic quilting vocabulary, then you know I’m not talking about dessert when I say ‘jelly roll‘ or ‘layer cake’. However, if there’s one thing I’ve come to learn about deciding on a new pattern, it’s that fresh inspiration for a quilt project can come from anywhere–especially from common household places, like the kitchen.

Do cupcake patterns and other delicious designs sound yummy to you too? If so, you’ll love FaveQuilts‘ list of 10 tasty quilts inspired by everything from breakfast to dessert. From oven mitts featuring  patterns to quilted table runners with sugary sweet designs, every quilter can find a pattern that they find absolutely appetizing.


Breakfast Quilt Patterns

Breakfast-Print-Oven-MittsEveryone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why you should accessorize your morning coffee with adorable quilted decor. For example, the silly design of the Eggciting Mug Rug is the perfect pattern to protect your counter tops from hot cups. For those of you that are definitely not morning people, hanging up the Strawberry Fairy Panel Quilt on your kitchen wall is a wonderful way to pep yourself up on a dreary Monday morning. If you’re really looking for a sugary treat, check out these Breakfast-Print Oven Mitts (shown) for a useful and cheerful design that’s sure to get a smile out of any sweet tooth.


Afternoon Picnic Quilts Patterns

Farm-Fresh-Picnic-QuiltIf you’re looking for quilted fruit and vegetable designs, you’ll find no fat quarter here! (sorry, I was dying to make that pun…)

All joking aside, patterns inspired by healthy picnic food, like the Pineapple Applique Welcome Sign and the Apple Core Throw, are cute ideas for new picnic blanket patterns. In addition, the upbeat colors and fruit applique patterns on this Farm Fresh Picnic Quilt (shown) come together to create a splendid blanket for a family picnic.

While fruit applique patterns make refreshing summer quilt patterns, the winter months always give me a craving for sweet afternoon snacks. If you also prefer a sugary snack during the cold season, you’ll love the delectable design of the Sugar Almonds Jelly Roll Quilt.


Dessert Quilt Patterns

Cupcake-Mug-Rug-PatternNaturally, we’ve saved our most delicious dessert quilt patterns for last! Whether you want to make a yummy Christmas quilt pattern like the Candy Jar Quilted Table Runner or pastel-colored blanket like the  Piece O’ Cake Quilt Pattern, you’re sure to get a hankering for something frosted. If you’re reading this and can barely wait to make a dessert quilt pattern, you’ll love this super fast Cupcake Mug Rug Pattern (shown) that would make a scrumptious and thoughtful handmade quilted gift.


Is your mouth watering yet? Get your sugar fix by checking out these 30 Minute Recipes: 8 Fast Dessert Recipes from Recipe Lion.


What kind of food will inspire your next quilt pattern?



FaveQuilts Giveaway: Jelly Babies Book

If there’s any way to make a baby quilt quicker and easier than it already is, the staff at That Patchwork Place have found it! In Jelly Babies: Adorable Quilts from 2-1/2″ Strips, That Patchwork Place brings you 14 baby quilt patterns to use with bundles of precut 2-1/2″ fabric strips, otherwise known as jelly rolls. When you don’t have to choose all the fabrics or cut all the pieces for a quilt, it goes together much faster, so you can have baby wrapped in a cuddly new quilt in no time!

While all of the baby quilts in Jelly Babies are designed to make use of time-saving jelly rolls, each pattern also includes instructions for cutting strips from your stash as well, so you have the ultimate flexibility when sewing these quilts patterns. Choose a jelly roll of coordinated fabric strips from your favorite new line, or get creative and match up fabrics from your stash to make a one-of-a-kind quilt. The choice is yours with these versatile baby quilt patterns. is giving away one copy of Jelly Babies: Adorable Quilts from 2-1/2″ Strips to one lucky winner. It could be you!

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Jelly Babies: Adorable Quilts from 2-1/2" Strips

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