Quilting suggestions for a Jelly Roll strip quilt.

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Deanna Miller posted on Sat, Mar 23 2013 2:33 PM

Hi everyone.  I hope that you are having a creative weekend.  I have just layered and basted a Jelly Roll (Race) strip quilt and would like some ideas and/or pictures on how to quilt it.  I had thought about stitch in the ditch for each row or just some type of pattern in each strip.  I also wondered if a zig zag on each seam of each strip would be appropriate.  I have been quilting for almost a year and welcome any and all suggestions.  Thanks you so much.

 

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How about something curvy to contrast with the piecing? Maybe an all over meander? 

 

 

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Hi Carol, thank you for replying.  Yes, I thought about something curvy in each strip.  The meandering is what I am most comfortable with but I wondered if it would alter the strip effect.  I just keep looking at my sandwiched quilt that is saying "Quilt me" but I just cannot decide.  The other thing is the fact that I used a solid backside which I have never done.  I usually use a print.

 

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Your strip effect shouldn't be altered with the meandering, especially if the meander is large. I think it depends a lot on the thread you use - color and weight. But if you want to emphasize the strips, maybe stick with quilting them individually. Whatever you like is what's best!

 

 

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Roxana replied on Sat, Mar 23 2013 11:24 PM

Another thought is a serpentine stitch. I've used it lots with Jelly Roll quilts. as for the solid back, use a variegated threads or blend able thread. Another quilting effect for the top would be a cross- hatch if that's how you say it, either would lNot take away from your Jelly Roll. I use the blend able threads with Jelly Rolls all the time.

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Is there a design or motif in the fabric to inspire you?   Are you quilting on your domestic machine or a longarm?  I think I would do an all over design to put another texture on the quilt rather than something in each strip.  Google  jelly roll race quilts and look at the images - that may give you a feel for what pattern of quilting you like best.

happy quilting!

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Check out Missouri Star Quilt Company video tutorials!

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Nov 10 2015 2:21 PM

Thinking off the top of brain and i have yet to make my jelly roll which laying in wait on my cutting table, but i had a quick impulsive thought... stitch in the ditch but then sew zig zag v's on both sides then alternate the direction of v's.  anyway have fun with your quilting.

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