february, 2020

2020sat08feb10:00 am4:00 pmPatchwork: Jelly Roll Quilt (FEBRUARY DAY SCHOOL)01223 712340 - Enquire in centre for further informationColeridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 week


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 week

Book a place on the course

£48 - Contact the office on 01223 712340 with any queries

Price £48.00

For how many people? -1 +

Total Price £48.00


Course details

Brief Description:

On this one day course you will be introduced to using a jelly roll. ‘Jelly roll’ is a term given to a ‘pre-cut’ set of coordinating fabrics comprising 40 strips cut 2 ½” x 42”. The tutor will show you how to quickly piece these strips together to make one of three designs, depending on your ability. Whilst this course is suitable for the relative newcomer to patchwork and quilting, time will only allow us to make and join the blocks together.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Prior experience in using a sewing machine is advised.
You need not have done patchwork before as this course will be offered at three levels starting from very easy leading to slightly more challenging. A full list of requirements will be provided.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session participants will be able to:
• Do strip piecing
• Use specialist rulers to cut and make a quilt
• Consider how best to quilt their design.
• Go home knowing how to complete the piece

The basic lap quilt, measures about 48” by 72”. The colours and patterns will depend up the jelly roll you choose to use. With basic quilting this can be made in a day. This is an easy, no stress, patchwork! The only experience you need is to be able to sew in a straight line!

A different design quilt is slightly more difficult but smaller. It measures about 40” x 40”. About 20 strips from a jelly roll are teamed up with a plain white fabric. Again this size of lap quilt can be made and quilted in a day. It could be made larger by using all the strips from a jelly roll. Being able to stitch a ¼” seam with some accuracy is needed.

A double bed sized quilt is made with several jelly rolls. This is a more challenging patchwork design and cannot be completed in a day. Strips are sewn together and then re cut using a ruler with a 45 degree angle. If you were to use only one jelly roll you may finish the basic piecing in one day.

(photos are available on the course description in centre)

For the session you will need to bring:

You will need to bring in a jelly roll you have purchased (Approx. costs per jelly roll are from £16 to £30). One jelly roll would make a ‘lap sized’ quilt of about one metre square. Two jelly rolls would make something larger. The centre has available a number of Janome machines with patchwork feet and you are welcome to bring your own machine.
Other tools you will need to bring include a rotary cutter, pins and sharp scissors. A notebook and camera (or camera phone) would be useful. Please also bring a Packed Lunch for the day.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Enroll onto a 10 week Patchwork and Quilting course. An improver’s course could look at making larger or more complex designs. Speak to the tutor. The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


£48 – bookings open on 1st July


Marion CurtisI have interests in many forms of textiles including weaving and bobbin lace. I taught art and design technology for over 30 years and more recently I have concentrated on my own design work and working to commission. I would describe myself as a ‘Modern Quilter’ where old designs are invigorated with contemporary fabrics. Opening my studio to the public every year through Cambridge Open Studios, I am an active member of Cambridge Quilters and I often give talks and run workshops. With my art and design background, I feel very confident that I can draw out the ‘designer’ in you!


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