|If you’re a quilter, you collect fabric. You may also collect “pre-cuts”, those tempting packages of many pieces of fabric already cut for you into charming sizes. They’re so popular, there is even a special lingo associated with them – layer cakes and dessert rolls, honey buns and jelly rolls.|
Recent studies have shown that many quilters collect these pre-cuts without knowing what to do with them, without having a purpose. The Jelly Roll in particular is left in it’s original packaging and stacked on the shelf to gather dust. Despite a huge resource of inspiration, many quilters report that they’re waiting for a special reason to break out the Jelly Roll and use it for a project.
That’s where Project Jelly Roll and the National Sew A Jelly Roll Day come in. Moda Fabrics United Notions has designated the 3rd Saturday in September – September 16, 2017 – as National Sew A Jelly Roll Day to encourage collectors to tear open a Moda Jelly Roll and make something for themselves, as a gift or for charity! It can be a quilt or a tote bag, a pillowcase or something to wear, it doesn’t matter so long as we seize the day and celebrate the joy of being a maker.
There are going to be all kinds of projects to share from fast, easy and fun to “a little bit more going on”. And of course, we expect there will be a race or two, a few giveaways and plenty of silliness.
So start dusting off your Jelly Rolls and let’s get rolling!
Share your day on social media with #projectjellyroll. You might even win a prize!