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The Jubilee Jelly Roll Race

What’s a Jelly Roll Race you ask?

Well a Jelly Roll is a gorgeous roll of fabric strips, all colour co-ordinated ready to be turned into a scrappy quilt. Oh, and its also a cake – you know – like a swiss roll – but vanilla sponge with Jam (jelly in quilters english). Quilters tend to like cake.


A Jelly Roll Race is when you use the fabric to make a quilt top faster than your friends… or at least try! Our Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching group came up with the idea – or rather – found some of these races on youtube and suggested we go for it.

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So this Saturday, as part of the festivities at Wood Street Market to celebrate the Jubilee, and admittedly, to promote our new patchwork Block of the Month Workshop Series, we’re hosting the Jubilee Jelly Roll Race.

We’re charging a very modest £25 (the value of one of our Riley Blake Rolie Poly Jelly Rolls) to participate – and you get the fabric, the necessary instructions, some good laughs, and go home with a quilt top! There also just might be some cake too!

We’ll be sewing on our fabulous Husqvarna Viking Sewing machines (The Emerald 118), courtesy of our sponsors, with Guterman threads.

Fabric bundles are first come first served, and places are limited. Book online at

Tony Tunes will be emceeing and DJing the overall market’s Jubilee festivities and promised some fabulous accompaniment to our race! Jelly Roll Morton anyone?

Written by significantseams

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