Purchasing precut jelly roll packs is a smart way to get a good value on sewing fabric. One of the reasons why buying a jelly roll pack is smart is because you know exactly how much fabric you’re going to get. There will always be times when you purchase too much or too little fabric, this adds consistency to your fabric-buying habits. Sometimes the hardest part of a sewing or quilting project is sizing and measuring fabric. This part of the process is sped up tremendously when you buy jelly roll packs. Every jelly roll pack is the same size. This ensures that when you work with them, you won’t have to do this yourself.
Despite their distinct size and shape, these long, skinny strips of fabric have many of the same advantages as precut charm packs. Fabric collections are designed to have a consistent color palette and pattern throughout, and that's what you'll find with these strips. Making a jelly roll race quilt is a quick and simple project that shows off the fabric in the roll. Putting it together is as easy as stitching the ends of the strips together, folding the resulting strip in half with the right sides together, and stitching down the long edge. If you want to come up with a new color scheme, experiment with combining jelly roll strips with pieces from different jelly rolls. Making a scrap quilt from precut jelly rolls is another option.