This cute area rug uses one Jellyroll precut, or you can cut your own 2-1/2 in strips to coordinate your room colors. We use batting and a folding technique to create our “rope” coils. This rug will remind you of the old fashioned braided rugs, only with a new twist.... And you made it yourself! A fun and relaxing project.
You have a little bit of homework/prep work before you come to class!
Jellyroll Rug Pattern Makes an Area Rug about 30” by 44”
- Jelly Roll Rug Pattern by RJ Designs
- (please place a special order with Calico Station)
- SEWING Tool Box – Basic tools – Scissors, ruler, tape measure, Pins or Clips
- 1 Jellyroll - 42 Pcs - 2½” wide by 42” long or 3 yds. of fabric cut into 2 ½ inch strips
- Batting - 2 rolls of Bosal batting strips 2 ½” wide
OR 1 ¼ yds. 96 in. wide cotton batting cut into 2 ½” strips
- 1 large spool thread 1200 yds. to blend or contrast with your fabric
- Size 90/14 or 100/16 Jeans needles
- Mary Ellen’s Best Press
- Sewing machine that will accommodate a 5mm wide zigzag stitch
- A walking foot will be very helpful
*If your machine has an extension table or something similar to a Sew Steady table, please bring that also.
- Sew your jelly roll strip fabric into one continuous 50 yd length. The best joining method is similar to the way you join strips for binding a quilt …. On the diagonal.
- If you are using batting yardage or scraps, please have these prepared before you come to class. Cut the batting into 17 – 2 ½ by 96-inch strips ( total length is 50 yds!)
- Sew the jellyroll strips according to the pattern, fold and prepare the batting for sewing.
- Sew the strips and batting into a long 50 yd rope.
- Roll/wrap into a ball, creating the rug.
- Making sure that the rug lays flat, using the Best Press and steam to tame the rug.
- Finish sewing and shaping rug.