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PATCHWORK & QUILTING

Jelly Roll Dreams international quilting
competition, judged by Pam & Nicky Lintott
whose bestselling Jelly Roll™ books have sold
over 300,000 copies worldwide.

12 winning quilts plus 12 variations created
by Pam & Nicky Lintott

Comprehensive making-up instructions with clear
diagrams and beautiful photographs

Each quilt is made with just one Jelly Roll™

ISBN-13: 978-1-4463-0040-4
ISBN-10: 1-4463-0040-4

DREAMS

12 N E W D E S I G N S F O R J E L L Y R O L L Q U I L T S

Compiled by PAM & NICKY LINTOTT

Other titles you will like

J ELLY R O LL DR E AMS

24 stunning quilts from the finalists of the

J E L LY RO L L

UK £15.99
US $24.99
(Can $25.99)
W8889

Compiled by PAM & NICKY LINTOTT
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Contents

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Introduction

6

Getting Started

8

Stacks of Colour

10

For Emma

16

Framed by Diamonds

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The Penny Quilt

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Black Hole

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Garden Walk

52

Sense of Direction

62

Pinwheel Paradise

70

Dripping with Diamonds

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Pac-Mania

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Lovin’ That Muffin

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Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

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General Techniques

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Useful Contacts

126

Acknowledgments

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About the Authors

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Index

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Introduction
Together with our sponsors, Moda Fabrics and Janome,

Our thanks go to everyone who took part in the Dream

we threw open a challenge to make the most of your jelly

Challenge – you have given us so much pleasure. The standard of

rolls. Each quilt had to be made from just one jelly roll plus

the entries was extremely high and if your quilt is not showcased

an allowance of up to three yards/metres of extra fabric if

here we hope you can understand the difficulty of our job. Many

required. The response has been overwhelming and has

congratulations to all the quilters whose quilts are included in the

brought together quilters from all over the world.

book – you should be feeling very proud of yourselves.

The criterion for the quilts was not that they had to be

We have had such fun making the variations, and now it is

complex or difficult to make but made good use of the jelly

your turn. Choose a pattern to try and enjoy the work of these

roll fabrics in a design that would inspire others. Choosing the

clever quilters as much as we have done.

winning quilts was extremely difficult and we hope we have
chosen designs that will inspire you to have a go and unravel
those beautifully packaged strips of fabric that we have come to

Pam and Nicky

love. The quilts certainly inspired us.
Garden Walk, featured on the front cover, is made by Laura
Coons of Georgia USA who is the overall winner of the Dream
Challenge. The second prize was awarded to Angelika Sins from
Germany with her quilt called Pac-Mania. The third prize was
awarded to Jennifer Goldstein from the USA for Emma’s Quilt
and the fourth prize went to Claire Hepworth from England for
Lovin’That Muffin.
We have placed the quilts throughout the book in their order
of difficulty so if you are a beginner please don’t start from the
back of the book! Some quilts have been chosen because they are
simple and clever whilst others have been included because they
are intricate and inventive. All the quilt patterns have been tested,
as can be seen from our variation quilts. We have had fun with
the variations and have tried to choose completely different jelly
rolls so you can see just how different quilts can look.

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Introduction

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Stacks of Colour

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Outer border: Join your outer border fabric strips into a continuous
length. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to add the outer border.

Adding the Borders

Inner border: Sew the inner border strips into a continuous length.
Determine the vertical measurement from top to bottom through the
centre of your quilt top. Cut two side borders to this measurement. Pin and sew
to the quilt and then press seams outwards.

Finishing the Quilt

Determine the horizontal measurement from side to side across the centre
of the quilt top. Cut two borders to this measurement. Sew to the top and
bottom of your quilt and press seams outwards.

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The quilt top is now complete. Prepare the top, wadding (batting) and
backing fabric for quilting and quilt as desired – see Quilting. Bind the
quilt to finish, following the instructions in Techniques for Binding a Quilt.

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Assembling the Quilt

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Lay out the nine blocks in a pleasing arrangement with three rows
of three blocks. Sew the blocks into rows. Sew the rows together,
pinning at the seam intersections.

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Sew the two longer border sections to the top and bottom of the quilt
top, easing if necessary. Press towards the border strips.

Adding the Inner Border

Making the Pieced Border

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14 

Using the remaining 2½in strips of background fabric, join several
strips together into one long strip. From this subcut two 2½in x 54½in
strips and two 2½in x 58½in strips.

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Sew the two shorter border sections to opposite sides of the quilt top,
easing if necessary. Press towards the border strips.

Make the border blocks as follows. Take the 2½in x 4½in rectangles
of jelly roll fabrics (you will have thirty-six pairs of rectangles) and
the two jelly roll strips reserved for the pieced border blocks. Cut each of the
reserved strips into eight 2½in x 4½in rectangles and sort into pairs. You will
have a combined total of forty-four pairs of 2½in x 4½in rectangles.

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Using two pairs of coordinating 2½in x 4½in rectangles and one 2½in
square of background fabric, lay out a border block as shown below.

Join the 2½in x 4½in rectangles to the background square following
the same process used to construct an interior block. Add the 2½in
x 4½in rectangles, one at a time around the outside of the 2½in square of
background fabric, beginning by sewing the first rectangle to the background
square using a partial seam. Join the second, third and fourth using a full seam.
Return to the first rectangle and complete the partial seam. Make a total of
twenty-two border blocks.

Make 22 border blocks

For Emma

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Pinwheel Paradise

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Starting with row one, sew the background 1½in x 8in spacers between
the blocks, as shown, and then sew the background triangles to both
ends of the row.
Triangle

Spacers

Repeat to join all the rows. Now sew the rows together pinning at every
seam intersection to ensure a perfect match.

Adding the Inner Border

Join the five 1¼in wide inner border strips into one continuous length.
Determine the vertical measurement from top to bottom of the quilt
top. Cut two lengths to this measurement and sew to either side of the quilt,
pinning and easing where necessary. Press the seams outwards.

10 

Now determine the horizontal measurement from side to side
through the centre of the quilt. Cut two border lengths to this
measurement and sew them to the top and bottom of the quilt, pinning
and easing where necessary.

Adding the Outer Border

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Take the balance of the strips set aside for the outer border and sort
them into two groups of twenty each. Sew each group of twenty
strips together creating gradations of colour.

Make 2

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Now sew a Unit B to the Fan Unit as follows. Pin a Unit B to the lower
edge of the fan in the same way as you did before. Stitch and press
carefully. Make thirty-six blocks like this.

TIP

Stitching the smaller quarter circles to the fan is not always
easy. If you like appliqué, you can sew them on using an
appliqué technique instead.

Decide on a layout for your quilt – the layout used for the quilt is shown
in the diagram below but some alternate layouts are suggested in
the panel opposite. Join the blocks into six rows of six blocks. Join the rows
together to create the quilt centre, pinning carefully at seam junctions..

Unit A

Fan Unit
Unit B

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Pac-Mania

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Lovin’ That Muffin Quilt
Sorting your Jelly Roll Strips

Your jelly roll will be used as follows:
– twenty strips for the muffin cases
– ten strips for the muffin tops (plus leftovers for the sashing squares)
– ten strips for the sashing and borders.

Cutting Instructions

It can get confusing once you cut your jelly roll strips into pieces, so keep
each set of cut pieces in labelled bags.

Muffin cases:
• Cut twenty strips into four so you have a total of eighty pieces (you can
cut these roughly as the ends don’t have to be square).
• Trim approximately 2½in off the end of these pieces and trim these
offcuts so that they are 2¼in square.

Sashing:
• Cut the eight 10in strips that were left over from your muffin tops into
2½in squares – you need thirty squares.
• Cut the ten remaining jelly roll strips into 10½in pieces (for a total of
forty pieces).
• Add to these an additional nine pieces measuring 2½in x 10½in cut from
your sashing fabric, to make a total of forty-nine pieces.

Muffin tops:
• Cut two 16in strips from ten jelly roll strips, so you have a total of twenty
pieces (keep eight of the leftover 10in strips). Cut each of these 16in
pieces in half so that you have twenty pairs of 8in pieces.

Binding fabric:
• Cut six 2½in wide strips across the width of the fabric.

Background fabric:
• Cut your background pieces as follows and label according to the letters:
A – cut twenty 7¾in x 4¼in
B – cut twenty 3¾in x 2¼in
C – cut forty 9¼in x 2¼in
D – cut twenty 6½in x 5½in.
• Take the rectangles measuring 7¾in x 4¼in and with the shortest edge
horizontal, cut ten of these rectangles in half diagonally left to right.
• Cut the other ten diagonally right to left (see diagram below).
• Do the same with the 6½in x 5½in rectangles. Replace in their
labelled bags.

Preparing your Pieces





You will be stitching twenty muffin blocks, so organize your pieces into
twenty sets, with each set containing the following.
Two muffin case pieces in one colour and two in a complementary colour.
Four 2¼in muffin case squares in the same colours as those selected above.
One pair of muffin top pieces (two 8in pieces in the same colour).
Two each of background pieces A, C and D (for pieces A and D you should
have two opposite triangles).
One background piece B.

Making the Muffin Case Points

Take the 2¼in square pieces cut for the muffin cases – these will be used as
the case ‘points’ and are made in the same way as prairie points. Press each
one in half and place on a table so that the raw edge is facing towards you. Fold
the top left-hand and top right-hand corners down into the middle and press.

4¼in

7¾in

7¾in

4¼in

Folded edge

Fold to
centre

Fold to
centre

Raw edges

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Inner border: Sew the five 2½in background strips into one long
piece. Measure the length of the quilt top and cut two strips to this
measurement. Pin and sew to the sides of the top. Press towards the border.

16 

Repeat this process to add the top and bottom borders to the quilt top
in the same way.

14 

Measure the width of the quilt top and cut two strips to this
measurement. Pin and sew to the top and bottom of the quilt top.
Press towards the border.

Finishing the Quilt

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The quilt top is now complete. Prepare the top, wadding (batting) and
backing fabric for quilting and quilt as desired – see Quilting. Bind the
quilt to finish, following the instructions in Techniques for Binding a Quilt.

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Outer border: Randomly sew the 4½in, 6½in and 8½in pieces
allocated for the outer border into one continuous length. Measure
the length of the quilt top and cut four lengths to this measurement.
Sew two pairs of two lengths together and then pin and sew to the both
sides of the quilt top.

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Useful Contacts

Acknowledgments

The Quilt Room

Creative Grids (UK) Ltd

Shop & Mail Order
37-39 High Street, Dorking
RH4 1AR, Surrey, England
Tel: 01306 877307
www.quiltroom.co.uk

Unit 1J, Peckleton Lane Business
Park, Peckleton Lane, Peckleton,
Leicester LE9 7RN
Tel: 01455 828667
www.creativegrids.com

Moda Fabrics /
United Notions

Janome UK Ltd

13800 Hutton Drive, Dallas,
Texas 75234, USA
Tel: 800-527-9447
www.modafabrics.com

Janome Centre, Southside,
Stockport, Cheshire SK6 2SP
Tel: 0161 666 6011
www.janome.com

Winbourne Fabrics Ltd
(Moda’s UK Distributor)
Unit 3A, Forge Way, Knypersley,
Stoke on Trent ST8 7DN
www.winbournefabrics.co.uk

Pam and Nicky would like to thank the sponsors of this Jelly Roll Dream
Challenge, Moda Fabrics and Janome Sewing Machines. The Challenge would
not have been so successful nor created so much interest without their amazing
generosity. They would particularly like to thank Mark Dunn at Moda for his
support and for allowing them to use the name jelly roll in the Challenge and
throughout this book. Thanks also go to Lissa Alexander, Susan Rogers and the
whole team at Moda whose dedication to the quilting world is unparalleled.
Their thanks also go to the loyal team of staff at The Quilt Room who
keep The Quilt Room running smoothly when Pam and Nicky are rushing to
meet tight deadlines.
Thanks to Liz Lynch, who without realizing it volunteered to do one
of the variations and then liked it so much she beautifully hand quilted it!
Thanks also to Kath Bock, Vivian de Lang and Sheila Andrews from Southill
Quilters in Cornwall who helped with the variations when deadlines were fast
approaching and panic was definitely setting in!
Last but not least special thanks to Pam’s husband Nick and to Nicky’s
husband Rob for their continued support… without too many grumbles!

About the Authors
Pam Lintott opened her shop, The Quilt Room, in 1981, which she still runs
today, along with her daughter Nicky. Pam is the author of The Quilt Room
Patchwork & Quilting Workshops, as well as The Quilter’s Workbook.
The Quilt Room celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011 and is housed in a
th
15 century inn located in the historic market town of Dorking, Surrey, England.
Being located halfway between London and the south coast it became famous
for use by smugglers. Beneath the town there is a network of caves and tunnels
running between different locations which smugglers used to use to hide their
booty and to escape the law. One of the entrances to the cave system is under
The Quilt Room where local history buffs occasionally venture down to explore.
Deep down under the shop there is also a cock fighting pit, although we are
pleased to say this is no longer in use!
Jelly Roll Dreams is Pam and Nicky’s seventh book for David & Charles
and the quilt designs contained in this book are the winners of an international
challenge thrown open to jelly roll enthusiasts around the world. Pam and
Nicky’s previous books are More Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts, Jelly Roll
Sampler Quilts, Two from One Jelly Roll Quilts, Jelly Roll Inspirations, Layer Cake,
Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts and their phenomenally successful Jelly Roll Quilts.

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PATCHWORK & QUILTING

Jelly Roll Dreams international quilting
competition, judged by Pam & Nicky Lintott
whose bestselling Jelly Roll™ books have sold
over 300,000 copies worldwide.

12 winning quilts plus 12 variations created
by Pam & Nicky Lintott

Comprehensive making-up instructions with clear
diagrams and beautiful photographs

Each quilt is made with just one Jelly Roll™

ISBN-13: 978-1-4463-0040-4
ISBN-10: 1-4463-0040-4

DREAMS

12 N E W D E S I G N S F O R J E L L Y R O L L Q U I L T S

Compiled by PAM & NICKY LINTOTT

Other titles you will like

J ELLY R O LL DR E AMS

24 stunning quilts from the finalists of the

J E L LY RO L L

UK £15.99
US $24.99
(Can $25.99)
W8889

Compiled by PAM & NICKY LINTOTT
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