June 6th, 2007
Jelly Roll trix… just add milk and watch em grow. Ok, not with milk. BUT… with an Easy Angle and Companion Angle you really can seem to make the Jelly Roll’s grow. There are so many great patterns for Jelly Roll’s hitting the market (Nicole is making a beautiful one… go see it!), but I want to make something from a non-JR pattern too. With a 2½” strip, there is a way to make your strip width “grow” to make a 2⅞” half-square and a 5¼” quarter-square. If you’re using a non-Jelly Roll pattern that calls for these two measurements… here’s your answer!
Easy Angle: For a 2⅞” square, cut a 2½” x 3¼” rectangle and use the Easy Angle and cut into two half-square triangles.
Your final result:
Companion Angle: For a 5¼” square, cut a 2½” x 13½” rectangle and cut into four “quarter-square” triangles. Discard the ends - or save them for another project.
An extra added bonus is half of your dog-ears are magically trimmed. I use the rulers for dog-ear trimming on other projects too. I also find it hard to cut into a piece of fabric to make say a 5¼” square when I have plenty of 2½” strips or I only have a 2½” strip. Using the Companion Angle I can avoid cutting a big square. I love these rulers and think if you’re someone who’s addicted to Jelly Roll’s (and who isn’t!), these two tools will add big bang to your JR bucks!
I have a new Moda Holly Jolly Jelly Roll that stares me in the face waiting to be made into something. Waiting, waiting, waiting! But for now all I seem to be doing is repeating over and over… Holly Jolly Jelly Roll, Holly Jolly Jelly Roll, Holly Jolly Jelly Roll, Holly Jolly Jelly Roll, Holly Jolly Jelly Roll…