Materials: • Pattern – Jelly Roll Rug or Jelly Roll Rug2 • Regular sewing machine foot (not a ¼” foot) • Machine must be able to do a large zig-zag stitch • Fabric – One Jelly Roll or 42-45 2½” strips from your stash • pattern suggests 2½” strips of batting but I recommend 2¼” • Sewing machine in good working order. Bring manual if you have it. • Rotary cutter, mat, Ruler are NOT needed for this project. • Large spool thread that blends or contrasts with the jelly roll fabrics. Fill bobbins. • Scissors, pins and other ordinary sewing supplies, pencil, seam ripper • Spray Starch or Best Press if you have it. I will have some available. • I found that quilting gloves were helpful when sewing the oval rug. If you already have these gloves, please bring them. If not, I’ll have several pair to use.
Pre-work is necessary so that you can begin building the rug in class. • For oval rug • sew strips end-to-end and trim as shown on page 1, press seams open. This took me approximately 1 hour. • Sew batting strips end to end (I used a loose zig-zag) You can purchase the suggested piece of batting or use the leftover batting. • Sandwich batting into the pressed strip and sew as shown on page 2. This took me 5 hours. (don’t worry about the wedge-shaped end – instead, leave the first and last foot of the strip unsewn and we’ll work on that in class. • For rectangular rug • Save two strips of rug ends. • Sandwich the batting into each strip and sew as shown on page 1 and 2.
Class work will be the actual construction of the rug.