Saturday, January 12, 2019

Jelly Roll Race Throw Quilt with Storage Bag

by Alisa

In 2016 I purchased supplies to make a quilt for a coworker. When she announced her retirement in the summer of 2018 it was finally time to get to work!

The quilt is a throw-size Jelly Roll Race-style with angled seams. These two YouTube tutorials were my guides:  START YOUR ENGINES! Jelly Roll "Drag Race" Quilt by Jordan Fabrics and Jelly Roll Race 3.0 by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

The fabric from Sarah J Maxwell for Marcus Fabrics Primo Batiks in Desert Sky is no longer available. What I used was: one jelly roll in Desert Sky, 1 yard of the Desert Sky Dot Roses Greenish Gold yardage for the binding and 4 yards Desert Sky Spiral Motifs Navy/Multi yardage for the backing and binding.

The quilt was machine quilted and hand-bound by Material Obsession Long Arm Quilting Studio in Tecumseh, MI.

The custom label is from Border City Quilts on Etsy.

I am very happy with how the throw quilt turned out but my favorite detail of the gift was the reversible storage bag I made to go with it.

I used the method demonstrated in How to Make a Storage Bag Any Size by Sew Very Easy. I used  one 19"x40" cut from each of the border and backing fabrics I used for the quilt, plus 2 yards of twill tape. My bag had 1.5" box corners and a deeper top ruffle than suggested. The bag held the folded 11"x12" throw.

The throw and bag made a great gift that my friend was thrilled to receive.

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