A jelly roll is a bundle of 2.5″ wide strips of precut cotton quilt fabric that make help you sew a strip quilt in almost no time at all.

What is a Jelly Roll?

Sewing with an accurate 1/4 inch seam allowance is really important when you are making strip quilts.

Precut jelly roll strips are not the same thing as bias strips. Bias cut strips must be cut on a 45-degree angle, while jelly roll strips are cut across the width of the fabric.

Precut strip sets are sometimes called by a different name such as rolie polies or bali pops (usually for batik fabrics). Don’t confuse them with Honey Buns – those are 1 1/2” strips!

2 1/2” precut strips are the same size as the strips that I cut to make my quilt binding.

Sew up this Beautiful Blueberry Pie Quilt quicker than you think!