I’ll let you know how it turns out (assuming I get around to making it!). It doesn’t matter if you use a poly cotton mix or if you even use 100% polyester. Increasing patterns, calculating yardage needed, doubling a recipe, figuring out flooring square feet, measuring to cut crown moldings (that’s a tricky bugger), estimating the cost of tiles, etc… all give a true hands on application for all that math. I cut off 1/3rd of the first strip so the seams will be more random and not aligned, then I measured the mega roll out to a 82” strip. That would make it a little bigger and give it some pops of color throughout. So round up to 8 and then add in the original 13 strips. You can use jelly rolls for a variety of projects. A single jelly roll will easily make a smaller project like a table runner, Christmas stockings, or a baby-sized quilt. Look at the row height chart listed in the post. The pre-cut fabric scales back the time it takes to make a quilt and allows a quilter to make complex designs without a complex process. Thank you so much for this information. This begins the first strip. Of course you will want your quilt to hang down a bit all around. That would definitely take longer. You will now have to stop, measure each strip, cut it, and then sew it. Your queen sized Jelly Roll Race Quilt, with horizontal strips, and no border, will take 64 strips for the initial quilt + 32 strips for the add-on section = 96 strips need for the whole Jelly Roll Race Quilt top. Jelly rolls have differing Hi! Thanks for this tutorial. Do the math! . Thank you for replying to my question! KUDOS TO YOU. I thought it will turn out neat with those squares the same as the border I put on. Just remember that you are making this quilt in two sections. I have some excess fleece I want to use as backing that is 48×60. But, maybe I would have learned math if they had applied the principles to quilting….. LOL – I always feel like I use the most math ever in my life while standing in the middle of Joann’s or Home Depot. Adjust the requirements to make a king sized quilt. 2 rows = 2.5 inches tall For a 32×40″ rectangle it would require two sections. One Jelly Roll, two quilts?… Yep! Jelly Rolls. SEVEN Jelly Roll Strips per placemat NOTE: If you want matching placemats, one Jelly Roll strip is normally 44″ long, so you could cut one strip into two 20″ lengths (the length needed for our design). I would actually suggest adding some solid fabric so you can clearly see the pattern. Here is the problem… if we just fold it again and do another row like all the other rows we end up with Jelly Roll Race Quilt top that is 64 rows tall, approximately 128″ tall, which is of course, way too big and would take a ton of fabric. Check there first and then let me know if you have anymore questions. 1 row = 4 tall For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts, Offline Events, Announcements, Discussions, how many jelly rolls to make king size quilt. I would make the first one 16 rows and the second one 4 rows. I think I messed up the math. I then sewn these into a mega strip that was more than 4000” long. Thanks!! It uses one 40 strip Jelly Roll Fabric collection, sewn into a single, super long strip, that is then folded in half and sew together along one edge, you cut the folded edge open and then repeat for a total of 5 seams. would one make the bed look either smaller or bigger?? We initially rounded our 42 inch strips to 40 inches. You can easily make it 96in long (by adding 16 more rows) to over hand bottom of the bed 16in. I actually haven’t started it yet, as I had a couple other things to do first. Now, you may have noticed that we haven’t changed the length at all. If not how many strips would it take to make 2 twin size quilts with boarders? 1 row = 2″ tall Enjoy! My granddaughter will be spending a few weeks with us this summer and she will be working on a jelly roll race for her first quilt! If I were to sew it back up…I’d have a seam running straight up the middle of the quilt. So the base quilt is 50x60in which gives you a perimeter of 220 inches. Using those 64 strips, your Jelly Roll Race Quilt will work out to be 80″ wide by about 64″ long. I don’t have any specific directions for random placement of the white strips. If you want to make a baby jelly roll race quilt and you want to know how many strips (or inches) to use -If your length is 32", select a proportional width (around 28"). So 64″ + 32″ gives us a reasonable queen sized quilt top of 96″ long. I added khaki-natural hair and lavender eyes--adorable! Standard quilt measurements are generally too short/narrow for me. By logging into your account, you agree to our. I just attempted my first jelly roll quilt top using your directions for the queen size. All together it will be 48 rows long with the strips running horizontally across the bed. Any idea how much would need to be cut if I used 17 strips? (50″ x 16 rows) / 40″ long strips = 20 strips needed OR (50″ x 16 rows) / 20″ long strips = 40 strips. Ahhhhh yes….. Toddler mattress/ bed size is 27x 52. You might want to use 18 strips just to be sure you get enough length. Your first strip needs to be 2880 long. Any suggestions and guidance you can offer would be incredibly appreciated! I loved all three blog posts and have bookmarked so I can have them handy as I start sewing. The long arm quilter lady charges 3 cents per square inch of quilt, I keep her well fed! I’m wondering if to fix the length issue (I’ll be doing mine vertically) if I just add several more strips on my super-long beginner strip to account for the additional I want. I’m sorry that this isn’t getting through to me. So your rows would look like this: Also, thanks for the help. Since a jelly roll has 40 strips that measure 2.5 by 42 each. * 40"-41" each. But this will help you with your calculations. Take a picture for reference! Just remember, the length will be determined by the number of rows and that is a set number. Round it to the nearest whole number, so you get 2 jelly rolls. Apologies for this silly question but I don’t want to waste the rolls. Of course you can, but you are no longer making a jelly roll race quilt. If not, how many do I need for a king size jelly roll race quilt? I love the idea of the jelly roll race, but I don’t really want large quilts. hello and many thanks for your instructions. You could add a 2 1/2″ square between each strip. My question is how many strips to cut. It’s way too long and too narrow. So actually it is more like 72 main section + 36 for the add-on section. ~Kimara~. A formula to just figure out how many strips you need for your Jelly Roll Race Quilt is: (inches wide x number of rows) / 40″ strip = number of strips needed *Number of rows is your quilt height divided by the height of your jelly roll – ex: a 2.5″ jelly roll strip will be a 2″ height strip with the seam allowance taken out. I have tried to do this myself but my math is failing me. I found a pattern for dresses for the dolls...self-made, thank you very much! That’s kinda what I figured. I have 6 patterns and cutting them 2 inches wide by 22 long. 3840 / Strip Length = Number of strips needed. I have a red and white jelly roll, mostly red…I want to make it wider, which you just explained…but I want to work white in with it to make it larger….any tips on placement of white strips? Copyrights © 2020 Wee Folk Art, LLC. Here it goes, 63 X 87 is 5,481 ÷ 3200 and you get 1.7 jelly rolls. Your queen sized Jelly Roll Race Quilt, with horizontal strips, and no border, will take 64 strips for the initial quilt + 32 strips for the add-on section = 96 strips need for the whole Jelly Roll Race Quilt top. I’ve made a Jelly Roll Quilt following your similar instructions horizontally and as you mentioned, it came out way too long. If you can make a Queen size quilt from 1 Jelly roll and adding boarders, can you make 2 twin size quilts with one Jelly Roll? I plan to make a baby quilt using your size guide. Created by using strips of fabric, often jelly rolls, to make a design that is both colorful and eye-catching, bargello quilt patterns are surprisingly easy. **32 rows = 128 tall** This is way too long! Hi Dale, Thanks for the email. (inches wide x number of rows) / strip length = number of strips needed, 50″ wide X 20 rows altogether / strip length (I’m not sure how long your strips are. For the second section you double the 90″ only four times. If I need 60 strips for the measurements you are showing, if I do 75 strips, I should end up with the extra length I want (usually 10-12 inches or so), don’t you think? I’m doing mine on a treadle machine I just got and fixed up. I’m not sure how wide or long you would like your finished quilt but you just need to swap out the 40″ for 20″ in the formula. for a jelly roll race quilt for a queen size bed should work for a king size bed also. 8 rows = 10 inches tall I have 40, 2.5 x 54 strips. 530/2 = 265 (8 rows) thank you! Can’t I cut the first strip (after cutting the 18” off) the width I want the quilt (throw) to be? I am thinking to just make the jelly roll race normally but add borders. I choose to open up my rolls and pull strips in a more random order so I didn’t have two of the same color sewn directly to each other in a line… but of course some of them did end up stacked. It is just a jelly roll strip quilt. No matter what you do you may get some obvious pooling of the white. Thank you kim. So, depends on how many fabrics are in the jelly roll bundles. If you used the strips as whole pieces (as in the jelly roll race quilt), each strip would provide about 3200 square inches (40 strips *40" long *2" wide after seam allowances). I made a queen sized in purple themed fabrics that was 82” wide by 102” long. Video to Watch: Make a Hexagon Quilt Using the Half-Hex Ruler using Jelly Rolls or Cut your own strips. Thanks for your instructions. Hope that helps. If you use polyester, you can use a cutting board and cutting wheel to cut the strips instead of ripping. So your quilt would be a total of 20 rows, once they are pieced together. Good luck with your project. Since your length will hang over the bottom by 5″ I would probably add 10″ to the width so it hangs down 5″ on either side. I just posted above question about King Jelly Roll, could you notify me with michelle.blanton@sbcglobal.net on comment updates? Maybe someone else here can post an idea? Lap (40 strips, or (2) 20‐strip jelly rolls) The original Jelly Roll Race method will get you a lap quilt about 50"x 64.5". There’s no way to know how it will turn out unless you try it. This also gives you a little extra for the piece you need to cut off at the beginning. Now you could turn this Jelly Roll Race Quilt top sideways, so the strips run vertically and add a border (which is what I did with my “I Want Crazy” quilt) but if you want it to run horizontally and not a have a border we need to add length. First – what is a jelly roll? I hope this helps anyone else who is going to make a queen or king sized quilt. I’m not great at math, please help. After reading this, I hope it is not too confusing. Thank you so much for helping me (beginner sewer ) out. This page is absolutely wonderful. The width of the Jelly Roll Race Quilt is completely determined by the length of your initial mega strip. We used a Paradiso by Kate Spain for Moda Jelly Roll to make this quilt and we are so happy with the result. Sewing it back up the middle is the only thing I can think of since it was already trimmed. Every time you fold your strip you double the number of rows of your Jelly Roll Race Quilt top. I want to make a wall hanging around 30×32. Hi. Thank You. If I wanted the quilt to be 90″ x 96″, are you saying 72 strips for Section 1 and 16 strips for Section 2? I can still do algebra and some calculus but quilting throws me for a loop. We are a mother/daughter team who share our mutual love of crafting and the gentle art of homemaking. Gail Briney. Thanks for sharing. X 221 cm.). ( 68 x 16 ) / 40 = 27.2 rounded up to 28 strips… then add a 5-7 inch border around the outside to get a finished quilt with stripes that run horizontally. Your information about changing the size of the quilt is awesome. 35/2 = 17.5 – if you use 1/4″ seams than you can base your calculations on 17″ strips, also remember you need a bit of extra to cut off at the beginning. Nice to find another Maths nerd amongst quilters – I would have done that as well If I cut 5 inches off a strip (so I can have 2 1/2″ charms for other projects), it’ll make the strips 35″ long, Baby quilts, but still! Now if you know what size quilt you want, figure its square inches and divide that by 3200 to get how many jelly rolls you need. Is there a way to fix this? This is to offset where the strip seams meet once you start sewing the rows together. https://www.weefolkart.com/content/reducing-and-enlarging-patterns-aka-thinking-outside-block. In the original pattern, using 40 strips, 18″ are cut. It depends on how large you would like your finished quilt. Please check my math. I’m going to give this a try. Your second strip needs to be 1440 long. 2560″ mega strip / 40″ jelly roll strip = 64 jelly roll strips needed. Our Soaring Eagles Quilt is perfect for jelly roll! Many thanks! Do the same with the next strip sewing each one to the other until I get it the length I want. Community Answer Queen = 60" × 80" = 4800" sq. 672/40″ = 17 strips. So you ask: “How Many Packs do I need for a Queen size quilt?” Here’s the short answer: If you are just stitching the precut pieces together, with no other additional fabrics, then you would need about: 9 x Charm Packs, or 2 x Layer Cakes, or 2 x Jelly Rolls, or 1 x Fat Eighth Bundle. 50″wide X 32 rows / 20″ strip, Your instructions are awesome! and a basting polester/cotton,,,Do I have to do the ditch stitch through out the quilt ? To figure out your quilt size you can work backwards from that. Only the width is completely flexible. I think I’d be ok going; red, teal, navy, red, teal, navy…. Will I have to eliminate a couple strips to make up for the squares?? Thanks for this page. It will email you any updates. I haven’t made one this size yet so I don’t know how much that will effect the overall size of the blanket. So lets think finished size of 50×80 inches. Jelly Roll Race Quilt :: Make a Quilt in an Hour?! Follow the same Jelly Roll Race Quilt directions for this add on section. Jelly rolls take the guesswork out of quilting; at their most basic, they're long, narrow strips of fabric used as binding or sashing on quilts. If you are interested in another Math in Crafting post check out my tutorial on how to reduce or enlarge patterns. And I love the name!! If you scroll through the comments you will find a reply that I have already posted about making a king sized quilt. The solution is to add another section to the bottom of our original Jelly Roll Race Quilt top. The main piece that has 16 rows and a second pieces that is only 4 rows. Craft along with us or join in our homeschooling adventures! But if you want to make a Jelly Roll Race Quilt for a twin, queen, or king sized bed, you need to do some math. I’m a bit (ok, a lot) thrown off by the math. It really depends on the pattern. You have inspired me to try this. (inches wide x number of rows) / 20 strip = number of strips needed, Based on the basic 50×60″ quilt… yes, you would need 80 strips. I’m horrible at math. Your quilt is beautiful!! Thank you so very much for taking the time to put all of this in print. I have many 1.75″ WOF strips…how do I figure for a jelly roll quilt….probably 60 x 80…Thanks, If your strips are only 1.75 inches tall and you loose a ¼ inch on either side for seam allowance, your strip rows sewn together would look like this…, 1 row = 1.25 inches tall This quilt is a great easy design for a teenager who loves music. 32×8/40=6.4. But then I’ll be making one in my colors for my twin bed. With a small quilt like this, it is easy enough to trim the final top down to the extract size you want… so I would tend to err to a tiny bit big if I had enough fabric. Section one: 108in x 32 rows / 40 = 87 strips, Section two: 108in x 16 rows / 40 = 44 strips. Click here for supplies:http://missouriquiltco.com "A Quilt Top in Less Than An Hour!" This quilt may cause a stir of anxiety at first glance, but do not fear, it only looks intimidating. It added a bit more time but I was happier with the end result. Using a soluble marker for fabric, mark the direction of stitching travel on the backside as you go, remembering to go left to right and alternate right to left. One Jelly Roll, Two Quilts! Do you have a picture of the first quilt? trying to figure out with what I read is confusing. Thank you! It’s a rare 1905 Singer 66 “lotus” made in Scotland, and had been languishing in a storage shed for more than 30 years! Thanks so much! anyway have a question regarding horizontal to vertical stripes ? (So I have enough to go around the outside). Thank you. Cwtch, How many strips to I need to make a full size quilt? Therefore after opening your jelly roll pack, you may want to How many 40 – 2 1/2″ strip jelly rolls will I need for each quilt and I’m not exact ally understanding how I add the extra 32 to add my extra length. You will need 20 strips all together. Borders are always an easy option to change the size or you could make a second one to match and sew them together to double the width. 40×64 is easy to do. Do you have to press the seams in between sewing together or all at the end? Rolled into a small bundle, from the top, the different colors make a swirl and look like a jelly roll cake. Michelle, I’m afraid I do not understand the formula. Here’s the Math Part If you scroll past… Strip = 42" × 2.5" = 105" sq. 32 rows = 40 inches tall To make this quilt you will have to make two separate sections that you sew together. You will still need to cut off about half of the first strip (it can be a bit less than half). I’ve made a few jelly roll race quilts but nothing as big as what I want to make this time. Pre-cut jelly rolls you buy are made of 100% quilting cotton. Size of cut: 2.5" x 42" strips. It sound like a lot of fun!! So you will be making one mega long strip and setting aside the extra strips for a shorter mega strip. Math is not my strength! Multiply that by 2 inches (to account for seam 1/4″ allowance) and divide that total number by 40. I want to make a small throw jelly roll quilt. You could always cut your initial strips is half to give more variation on a little quilt. How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns. I love jelly rolls quilts. (I bought a roll of 20, so I’m thinking of cutting all 20 and using 28 of them (20 plus repeating 8 favorites.). Assuming you would like a horizontally striped quilt, we can easily change the width by adding or subtracting the number of strips we add to our first mega strip. Also would this be vertical or horizontal, because I want it to be horizontal. I thought I would quickly make a jelly-roll race quilt to demonstrate the steps involved and give you some quilting inspiration. It is the length that gets a bit tricky. in your case, I would probably alternate how often I added a white strip… sometimes after 2 reds, sometimes after 3 reds, and sometimes after 4 reds. Jenny Doan demonstrates how to make a simple, yet lovely Single Irish Chain Quilt using Jelly Rolls. Tell me if I’m wrong but it looks like your calculations . By continuing to use the website, you agree to the use of cookies. A border that matches the sashing could help get the total width just right. We can assume each row is 2″ tall since the initial jelly roll strips are 2.5″ inches tall with a 1/4 seam allowance on each side. Well you will have to make it just a bit longer to work out right. So set aside 6. Are you using 20″ or 40″ strips?) Add up how many squares you plan to use. So this would be 42″ wide x 16 rows = 672. But the same fabric touching in places is inevitable. 8 rows = 32 tall These would all be sewn horizontally. I just finished a queen size quilt for a man I work with and I think I used close to 4 jelly rolls not counting the borders. These are precious … I’m open for any suggestions. This is fine for a throw quilt, or if you add a border it would work for a full sized bed. The best selection of Jelly Rolls … First make the square above… and then you will have to add another 8 row section. You may have to make it in two sections and join them. Can you tell me if I’m right or not. There is no real way to control how the strips line up in stacked form. For the main part you will be working with 16 rows. How many jelly roll strips do I need to make a queen size quilt? Thank you for your time. I have purchased a pack of 24 2.5 by 44. I made the mistake of my first attempt at a quilt ever being a jelly roll King . 2 rows = 8 tall Jelly Roll Race Quilt :: Directions & Notes. Which is awesome because I always end up wanting to make some kind of quilt out jelly rolls that doesn't seem like it would work. If you are making it up, just decide how big the blocks are going to be, then figure how long each strip needs to be for that block. Do I still need to cut off a portion of the original long strip before sewing the sides together? Take your total mega strip length and divide it by the 40″ jelly roll strip length and that will give you how many strips you need to sew together. 90 wide x 48 rows = 4320 take that and divide by strip length 4320/40 = 108 strips total. So you need 3 fabric jelly rolls (with 40 fabric strips in each jelly roll) to make this quilt. Or you could easily modify the pattern to make a bigger quilt using more of the Jelly Roll … I would use 15 strips and then trim the finished size. Hi I made a jelly roll race quilt 30 strips 6 inches wide and 20 inches long. I use “real life” math every time I quilt, sew, create a pattern, bake, cook or do home repair stuff. My Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern Dreamin’ My Jelly Roll Rug in Clover Hollow fabrics; While there are a wide variety of strip-pieced quilt patterns available, there are also a lot of other ways to use jelly roll strips…read on for some ideas for these very versatile fabric cuts! Eeeek! Cutting your strips is covered in the this Tutorial. I hope your quilt worked out well. Thank you, your explanation has been the most helpful. You can cut them in half… but again make sure you have enough to cover the seams. So I will calculate with 16in over hang on either side which gives us a quilt 108in x 96in (without a border). If you have a pre-printed pattern, it should tell you how many to buy. A standard Jelly Roll Race Quilt produces a quilt top that is approximately 50″ x 64″. You can now easily figure out how many strips you will need for any size Jelly Roll Race Quilt. Woo Hoo! In your case, we can assume each row is 4 tall since the initial jelly roll strips are 4.5 inches tall with a 1/4 seam allowance on each side. 40×32/40… so 32 strips. I have BA degree from college with s minor in math. Here are the standard measurement for mattress sizes. This article shows you what size quilt you can make with what amount of Jelly Roll fabric you have. One jelly roll is 40 strips, approximately 40"x2.5". Terrific choice — lucky young man! What would you like the final size to be? 64" can be your width. Such a great guide to have on hand. I want to make a twin size quilt with the Jelly roll race. Thank You. If there becomes an issue of intersections of joint seams, just add that piece first removed of row one back or cut off a random length as needed. Now the rail quilt doesn't lend itself to using a jelly roll as usually you use 3 or 4 strips of the same fabrics and just keep turning them. So you will have 1600 inches by 2.5" (before you include the seams). After you complete this section, just add it to your original piece. Thank You. 2 rows = 4″ tall for 5'' doll, cast ... Jelly Roll Race Quilt :: Changing the Quilt Size & Determining Number of Strips, Jelly Roll Race Quilt :: Directions & Notes. It's ideal for your first Jelly Roll quilt as we use straight seams to attach the strips to each other instead of the usual 45° angle. hello, I want to Mae a baby quilt for toddler bed but for strips to be horizontal not verticAl… Help! Any suggestions? Heather shows an example of one size of jelly roll and explains that they are pre cut strips of fabric packaged into rolls. Some rolls have multiple strips of the same fabric right after each other, some have them more spread out. Lets try it… 80″ wide x 48 rows = 3840 take that and divide by strip length 3840/40 = 96 strips… TADA! Multiply that by the number of blocks you want and you will get the approximate amount of fabric you will need. I have 6 jelly rolls, and there are 2 red themed rolls, 2 teal themed rolls and 2 navy. Let’s say you want an 80″ wide queen sized Jelly Roll Race Quilt and figure 80 (double it 5x), 160, 320, 640, 1280, 2560… so you need an initial mega strip that is 2560″ long. (inches wide x number of rows) / 40 strip = number of strips needed, 108in x 48 / 40in strip = 131 strips (rounded up a bit) On the one pictured, I did seam rip one row and flip a section around when it was complete. Can’t thank you enough for sharing! You get the number of rolls by multiplying these numbers, then divide it by 3200. In order to add this length, we actually have to make a separate piece. I prefer to do wall hangings. How many jell rolls do you need to a king size quilt. Am planning to make a jellyroll throw quilt for my son and found your site to figure out how many jellyrolls to buy. So now, let’s say you wanted it to be 100″ long (that gives you an 88×100 inch quilt with a vertical alignment)…, (inches wide x number of rows) / 40″ strip = number of strips needed, If you want it to have a horizontal alignment you will have to do the Add-On portion at the bottom. I can still do algebra and some calculus but quilting throws me for a loop. 2120/2 = 1060 (2 rows) Fort Worth, TX, Happy to help. This is SO why I was an English major. All the pictures I have are in the three posts I have done regarding the Jelly roll race quilt. Great idea! I don’t know if there is a specific size you want to make, but using what you have will break down something like this…, 40 strips x 53 inches (rounded down for seams) = 2,120 in (1 row) Strips cut 3 1/2 inch wide. I just did it all at the end. Do you also have instructions to determine how much fabric to buy for the backing and binding?! The strips are 40 inches. So your width looks something like this…. If I want more variation, I can cut those 14 strips in half, right? For the first section you double the 90″ five times. Inches wide x # of rows / 40 = # strips needed. I’ve had some weird pooling of colors before and chose to seam rip one row when the top was done and flip a section over to eliminate some of the pooling. So whether you're looking for a quick-to-make project such as a table runner, pillow, or tote bag, or would like to make a full-size bed quilt, hopefully you'll … The Jelly roll race is one of my favorites to do. If you cut the strips up, you will have more fabric in the seams and will therefore need more jelly rolls at some point. For this extra section we need to double our 80″ width 4 times, not 5 like the original top piece… 80, 160, 320, 640, 1280. This means you can actually make two identical placemats from the seven strips listed above. I’m going to be making a Twin 39 x 75 jelly roll race quilt for my Mom with 4.5 wide strips. This means you are only going to do 4 seams along your mega-strip (not 5). I am changing up my colors by using half rolls (20 strips in each roll) of 3 different color patterns: black, grey, and a deep purple, just to mix things up. 32 rows = 64″. Wanting to make it bigger that would double the same fabric each time. 10 Tips for Using Jelly Roll Strips. Michelle, I’m having a hard time understanding the formula. It worked perfectly! You wouldn't want 40 different fabrics. No, I don’t think it will still come out perfectly even unless you have fabric strips that are exactly as long as your finished quilt width. I love when math has real world applications. You will just need double the initial strips if they are half the length. 4800 ÷ 105 = 46 strips (rounded up). Could you please explain for King instead of Queen. Click here for supplies: http://missouriquiltco.com Jenny Doan and 3 men show us a REALLY REALLY easy and awesome jelly roll pattern. Enjoy! Sew the two sections together to make the quilt top. 16 rows = 32″ tall So, ( 88 x 16 ) / 40 = 35.2 rounded up to 36 strips plus you have to add-on a bit of length… 2 more rows should give you 99″ long, ( 88 x 2 ) / 40 = 4.4 rounded up to 5…. 4 rows = 16 tall I tried cutting some strips off but I don’t like how that looks either. I think it’s just the project I need to begin with–my sewing/quilting is a bit rusty. If you are still wondering though here are a couple thoughts to keep in mind. What size backing will i need? Hi Timothy, So we now need a second mega strip that is 1280″ long / 40 strips = 32 jelly roll strips. I suggest printing it out and keeping it in your handbag for when you see those marked down Jelly Roll (precut fabrics) in the fabric aisle and you need to know how many … I wanted mine to cover equally side to side 82”, top over and under pillows and down to over the footboard, 100”. Solid and Essentials Jelly Rolls. I am wanting a baby blanket. I have 6 20 strip jelly rolls and I want to make a big quilt, but I’m getting hung up on one part. Thanks. You’ve already figured out the equation for me! Thank you for your instructions on how to make the jelly roll race quilt bigger. 16 rows = 20 inches tall For a 32″ square it would be one section… 32×16/40=12.8. Use the rest of the total strips for the second piece. We will assume some loss due to the selvedge edge and account for a 1/4″ seam allowance on each side, so we will round each strip width to approximately 40″. 64 rows = 80 inches tall, If you want it 60 inches wide… So that will take 36 jelly roll strips. 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