Fat Quarter Shop Quiltalong: Precut Parade

Fat Quarter Shop has recently updated their website and now has sorted their free patterns based on precut type that the pattern uses! It is super easy to search and gather inspiration for any precuts you *may* have sitting on your shelf that need a project. 🙂 HERE

I used Sun Print 2018 to make the Jelly Roll Twist pattern. Let me tell you, it is a super SUPER fast pattern to make. I did have some lessons that I learned as I made this quilt that pertain to using Jelly Rolls that I thought I’d pass on.

Each fabric line differs in the number of prints that are in it, yet each jelly roll has 42 strips. What this means is that each Jelly Roll has a different number of repeat prints in it. Some have zero, some have 21. When you are choosing a pattern, it is important to have an idea of how many repeat prints there are in your Jelly Roll. When I chose this pattern, I didn’t think through this very well. In the end, I don’t think this quilt ended up being as fun as it could have had I been more careful in choosing my Jelly Roll.

I still really like this quilt, but if I had used a jelly roll that had minimal repeat prints instead of many, this quilt would have a completely different look and feel. Jelly Rolls are my favorite precut. They are so easy to use and they save so much time cutting endless strips for projects. They also help you achieve a scrappy look without having to put a lot of thought into how to pull it off.

What is your favorite precut? Are you team jelly roll like me??

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