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The Joy of Jelly Rolls by Carolyn Forster

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 June 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214700
  • Stock: 50+
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  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 460
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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This redesigned collection of three of Carolyn Forster’s bestselling books Twenty to Make: Jelly Roll Scraps, Sew Jelly Roll Quilts & Gifts and Little Quilts & Gifts from Jelly Roll Scraps is ideal for any quilter wanting to bust their Jelly Roll stash with 44 gorgeous gift projects and 24 quilts.

There is a mix of hand and machine quilting, and full instructions are given for backing, binding and finishing your quilts. All the techniques needed are clearly explained step by step, and all the required templates are given at the back of the book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

What is a Jelly Roll? 10

Fabrics & threads 12

Basic sewing equipment 14

Cutting fabric 16

Layering & tacking/basting 29

Quilting 32

Binding 38

Displaying quilts 44


Patchwork Dog 48

Dolly 50

Covered Folder 53

Bookmark and Book Cover 56

Drawstring Bag 58

Manx Log-cabin Mat 60

Olly the Octopus 63

Mini Bunting 66

Hanging Fish 68

Hexagon Pillow 70

Flower-power Coasters 73

Flower Hair Snap 76

Stacked Pincushions 78

Spring Door Wreath 80

Coffee and Tea Coasters 83

Hair Scrunchy 86

Patchwork Placemat 88

Plastic Bag Dispenser 90

Flower Tablecloth 92

Russian Dolls 94

Berries Table Mat 96

Needle Book 98

Button Pillow 100

Zipped Pouch 102

Tiny Bag 104

Lavender Ravioli 106

Tissue Pouch 108

Cut Diamond Pincushions 110

Sunshine Pot Mat 112

Doorstop 114

Tabby Cat Pillow 128

Beach Hut Key Fobs 130

Nine-patch Biscornu 133

Hot-water Bottle Cover 136

Bluebirds 139

Coin Pouch 142

Crochet Hook Roll 144

Tablet Case 147

Thread Pot 150


Hexagon Flowers 154

Flower Garden 156

Wonky Stacked Coins 160

Woven Dreams 162

Zigzag Diamonds 166

Sunny Days 168

Bordered Garden 172

Log-cabin 174

Ripples 178

Soft and Faded Vintage 182

Spring Brick Wall 186

Sewing Spools 188

Hidden Crosses 192

Ohio Star 194

Framed Four-patch Medallion 198

Tea Time Treat 200

Sawtooth Medallion Star 204

Double Nine-patch 216

Sweet Sixteen 218

Hourglass 222

Sampler 226

Templates 230

Glossary 238

Index 239

About Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster started making quilts when she was a teenager and went on to study Textiles at the University of Bath. Since graduating, she has taught patchwork and quilting both in the UK and the USA and has had her quilts featured in a number of books and magazines, including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Patchwork and Quilting. Carolyn lives in Tunbridge Wells, UK with her husband and son.


A bumper book, compiled from Carolyn's best sellers. It includes 44 gift projects and 24 quilts to make use of the ever popular jelly rolls for quilters. This is super value, especially if you do not have the previously published books. Gifts include patchwork and quilt home accessories such as coasters, bags, bunting, toys, hanging decorations and key fobs. The quilt designs include hand and machine sewing and use a variety of techniques. The latter are clearly explained with step by step instructions and good photographs. Backing, binding and finishing instructions are also included with templates. There is lots to love about this book including good tips and techniques. Projects I like include the patchwork dog, Manx log cabin mat, hanging fish, flower power coasters, Russian dolls, sunshine pot mat (my favourite), beach hut key fobs, thread pot and of course the quilts.

Customer review

This is a fantastic resource that will provide inspiration for beginners and more experienced quilters. Loads of advice, many different techniques clearly explained, stunning photos, clear diagrams, cannot fault this book at all. It is a combination of three of Carolyns previous books but has a fresh new feel. Cannot wait to get started but my only problem is deciding which design to begin with. My favourites are ( in no particular order ) FLOWER. GARDEN, TINY BAG, COIN POUCH and LOG-CABIN QUILT. Fantastic value and a great gift ( for yourself or a quilting friend. )

Customer review

As someone who is new to Jelly Rolls, this book has made me realise that they are not just for quilts and are incredibly versatile. I have a Jelly Roll of beautiful fabric which has been living in my stash for several years as I have not found a project to justify the colours but thanks to The Joy of Jelly Rolls I don't think they will be staying in my stash for much longer.


Customer review

Lovely collection of techniques and projects from Carolyn Forster for Jelly Roll lovers. However many of the projects are on a smaller scale and would do well as scrap busters. It is worth noting that this is a collection based on three previous books and I have worked from two of the books before so a lot looked familiar. The techniques section is clear and covers quite a lot which is extremely useful for beginners and a handy reference or reminder for others. There are then two other sections one for useful smaller projects and then a section on quilt projects. There is a lovely combination of photographs of completed projects and diagrams to illustrate key stages of the projects. I was surprised when I lifted this book as it is heavier and thicker than many sewing books of this type. It is crammed full of projects, not padded out with filler pages and for the price is excellent value. I think this would be a brilliant resource for simple projects to sew with learners or for school fete or charity fundraising. The only problem will be deciding what to sew next :-)


Customer review

The instructions on how to cut and sew the fabric are clearly written and also include colour photos showing the steps and I feel that this book is excellent for beginners as well as providing projects for the more advanced crafter.


Customer review

The Joy of Jelly Rolls starts with an explanation of what a Jelly Roll is and advice on choosing thread colours which is an important consideration due to the variety of colours the fabric comes in. Next is a list of equipment needed which is always handy as you can prepare by gathering everything you need before starting your project.


Customer review

There are many types of project and plenty of ideas for gifts for all ages and by resizing the templates this would give more flexibility to use any left over pieces of fabric.



Fabric manufacturers want to make it easy for quilters to combine colors and patterns; Moda, for one, branded their Jelly Roll, a precut bundle of fabric strips that are designed to go well together (other companies use similar names for their bundles). This book, which contains content from three of Forsters
previous books (Little Quilts & Gifts from Jelly Roll Scraps, 2015; Jelly Roll Scraps, 2014; Sew Jelly Roll Quilts & Gifts, 2012), provides a typical  introduction to basic quilting techniques and materials followed by 68 projects (24 of which are full quilts) made using Jelly Rolls or scraps from them. Each
project includes a materials and supplies list, the items finished dimensions, and a list of instructions. A knowledge of basic quilting techniques is assumed; the instructions are minimal. Some feature process photos, but most do not. Some of the items, including all of the quilts, include diagrams for piecing. A
treat for Jelly Roll enthusiasts, this will find use where quilting books are popular.

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