Jelly Roll Rug (with Video Tutorial)


I’m not gonna lie. When I first saw the first surge of Jelly Roll Rugs being made, I wasn’t quite sure about them. Since I only work with Art Gallery Fabrics and they don’t do jelly rolls, I think this was my primary reason for not immediately putting this on my projects-to-make train. But then as I was getting half yard bundles of each of the new collections from AGF, I started pulling my faves from each one and put them in a stack until one day I was all like oh em gee they all look gorgeous together and a lightbulb went off: JELLY ROLL RUG TIME! If you want to see the names and collections of each of the fabrics, scroll down to the bottom.

Once it was decided that I was going to use this pull to make a Jelly Roll Rug, I knew that I wanted to make a YouTube tutorial on it as well. But before I could get started, I needed to (1) get permission from Roma Lambson of RJ Designs and (2) find the supplies I needed. And once both were accomplished, the RJ Designs’ Jelly Roll Rug Tutorial with Mister Domestic was born.


This tutorial was intentionally created as a complement to Roma’s pattern, so you most definitely will need to purchase the pattern for the tips and tricks in the tutorial to make sense. Roma has both the PDF & Print Versions in her Etsy Shop:



Jessica Swift’s Sirena

Siren Song Orchid & Wavelength Reef

Sharon Holland’s Signature

Extempore Fancy, Lacey Stardust, Traveler Raindrops & Sporangia Plaid Dotted

Mister Domestic’s Loved to Pieces

Mandala Drops Iris, Gladiolumns Inbluem & Laced Infinity

Maureen Cracknell’s Flower Child

Braided Path Sublime, Flicker & Fade Blue & Prairie Fairies Night

Katarina Roccella’s Mediterraneo

Lantana Teal, Zanafi Aqua, Fruiteria Bleu, Djulovi Distressed, Herculaneum, Shell Blaze Aubergine, Shell Blaze Night & Coastal Garden Violet



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11 thoughts on “Jelly Roll Rug (with Video Tutorial)

  1. I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing. My grandmother used to make rag rugs and I loved them. I think I just might give this a try. I know I’ll be thinking of my grama while sewing up my own rug. Thanks again for sharing.

  2. When I get my rug about half, it starts to curl. I have tried not to pull on my fabric, but it still curls. I am in the process of taking the rug apart, for the third time. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Review the pattern instructions and use ALL of the tips. Moderate curl can be ironed out using the spray starch. Every 3-4 round saturate the rug with the spray and iron the heck out of it.

  3. Your color picks are great! I bought the pattern and it took me a while to figure out the instructions about the tapered end but there aren’t any videos of what the end looks like when it’s sewed to the rug. I’ve also noticed that some people sew the strip right down the middle and some sew it at 1/8th from the edge. You made your video look very easy and the hanger idea is awesome! Thank you!

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  5. As soon as I get me a new sewing machine am looking at the brother dreamers sewing machine I know it cost a lot money I’m willing to get one

  6. Hello there! Any chance you sell the fabric you used here already bundled? I love your choices and want to replicate it! Happy Sewing! Casey

  7. Thank you! My “go to” is Amazon and couldn’t find it there. I searched on your blog because that’s where I found that little purple thang and wefty! Love your videos and am inspired to make several items!

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